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Women Serving Women Summit

The Women Serving Women Summit is a grant program that provides support to nonprofit organizations and other initiatives 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.

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.

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.

The grant 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). 

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. 

The Women Serving Women Summit begins Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m., and finishes on Friday afternoon, May 29, after lunch.