Women Serving Women Summit
The Women Serving Women Summit is a part of Omega Service Week and provides support to nonprofit organizations working to positively impact the lives of women and girls through a two-day, two-night retreat on Omega’s 200-acre campus in the Hudson Valley. During the Summit, organizations work on self-identified goals such as strategic planning, cultivating leadership, and deepening staff cooperation and commitment.
By coming together in a supportive environment, organizations can experience unique opportunities to network, discuss shared challenges, identify solutions, and develop paths for future collaboration. Organizations and their members become part of the community of change leaders that the OWLC supports through its other programs.
Additional time is provided to take advantage of all we have to offer on Omega's Rhinebeck campus. Participants are able to take time for personal reflection in our Sanctuary, to relax and unwind in our sauna, or to explore the Ram Dass Library’s collection of holistic studies materials. There is also the opportunity to sit by the lake, hike Omega’s trails, join in a game of tennis or basketball, take in the beauty of our gardens, or enjoy a daily open class in tai chi, yoga, meditation, or movement.
The Summit includes room and board, a private meeting space, use of all the facilities at Omega, and an optional hour of consultation with Omega’s partner, the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON). Any travel expenses are the responsibility of the participating organizations.
Nonprofit organizations can apply to come on their own, or partner with another organization with similar objectives and apply to come together for the Multiple Organization Track. NYCON supports those on the Multiple Organization Track with an enriched program designed to enhance collaborative efforts.