Omega Press Release

October 18, 2018

Omega Women’s Leadership Center Launches Yearlong Training for Women Leaders on the Front Lines of Social Change

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14 Nonprofit Women Leaders From 6 States Receive Grants to Join the 2018-2019 Juno Leadership Collective

RHINEBECK, NY – The Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC), today announced the formal launch of the Juno Leadership Collective. This year-long immersive training program, beginning October 21, 2018, is designed for women leaders in nonprofit organizations working on issues including equality, justice, sustainability, violence, and economic empowerment. The Juno Leadership Collective brings together all of the lifelong learning resources of Omega Institute to offer an integrated approach to leadership development, personal growth, and social change.

“This program is dedicated to lifting up issues, organizations, and individual leaders. The remarkable women selected to receive grants this year are working to solve some of the most intransigent issues women face today,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega and cofounder of the OWLC. “We are committed to moving the needle on these critical issues by advancing women’s leadership and strengthening the organizations they spearhead.”

OWLC Director Sarah Urech adds: “At the OWLC, we draw on Omega’s 40-year history in adult education to offer an interdisciplinary leadership curriculum supporting women’s personal and professional development throughout the lifespan. Our training is both for aspiring leaders who want to hone skills and deepen self-understanding, as well as for established leaders, who are looking to make a change, give back, and impact the world.”

Omega is pleased to announce the following 2018-2019 Juno Leadership Collective grant recipients

  • Alison Rice, RefugePoint, Cambridge, MA
  • Chandra Marie Alexandre, Community Action Marin, San Rafael, CA
  • Denny Marsh, Neighbors Together, Brooklyn, NY
  • Deborah Habib, Seeds of Solidarity, Orange, MA
  • Erika Dilday, Futuro Media Group, New York, NY
  • Farah Tanis, Black Women’s Blueprint, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier, Safe Homes of Orange County, Newburgh, NY
  • Lily Chang, Girl Be Heard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Morgan Little, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, New York, NY
  • Nina Choudhary, Graham Windham, Brooklyn, NY
  • Parthenia Fields, Springboard to Opportunity, Jackson, MS
  • Rouguiatou Diallo, Resilient Coders, Boston, MA
  • Syretta Hill, StepUp Durham, Durham, NC
  • Trish Tchume, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC

About the Omega Women’s Leadership Center

Founded in 2012, the Omega Women’s Leadership Center (OWLC) is a hub for catalyzing a new way of envisioning women's leadership.  The OWLC offers an interdisciplinary leadership curriculum to support personal and professional development throughout the lifespan—for aspiring leaders who want to hone skills and deepen self-understanding; and for established leaders who are looking to make a change, give back, and impact the world.

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About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
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