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Judith Ansara, MSW, is the creator of Women, Spirit, and Power empowerment trainings, dedicated to bringing women and feminine leadership principles into effective presence in the world. In this video, she discusses the importance of Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC) and how the gifts of feminine will help heal and balance the world. Learn more about Judith Ansara: eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9415318b2f12188ea2f5707563c04afe/ More
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2004, Wangari Muta Maathai was internationally recognized for her persistent struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation. In this video, she shares with Eve Ensler the importance of taking active responsibility for working on political change from within. Learn more about Wangari Muta Maathai:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/9717db9e0b8268cae1db73017b98... More
According to the Nonprofit Finance Fund's annual survey of more than 1,900 nonprofit leaders in markets nationwide, there is a rising demand for nonprofit safety net services and a lack of adequate resources to meet the needs of society's most vulnerable. It is against this backdrop that Omega Institute awards a number of grants to our nonprofit peers, allowing them to attend Service Week, a one of a kind, free strategic planning and networking retreat on Omega's 195-acre Rhinebeck campus. More
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, including women from the Arctic Circle; North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia, represents a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing. They are women of prayer and women of action who regularly travel the globe to bear witness to the wounds of people and of the earth. More
A midwife of drummers, Ubaka (oo-BAH-ka) Hill reminds us that we live with a drum inside us: our heart. Through the power of community and the drum we can move toward personal healing and expansion that's good for the whole world.   Explore more from Ubaka Hill   More
Famed for her talent, creativity, and versatility as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ani Difranco made a name for herself in the music world with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1990. This Grammy Award-winning artist has established herself as a feminist icon and political activist, using her music as a way to convey powerful, yet personal messages. In 2006, she received the Woman of Courage Award at the National Organization for Women (NOW) Conference and Young Feminist Summit. More
Oscar Award winning actress and social change activist, Jane Fonda talks to Eve Ensler about the importance of raising young boys to be emotionally literate men at the Women & Power Conference 2007. Learn more about Jane Fonda:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/6b6203d82f8cea81570b351e7cf7... More
Internationally known vinyasa flow yoga teacher, Seane Corn and Mark Lilly, founder and president of Street Yoga, discuss what it means to be an everyday activist and why yoga will help you reach deeper inside yourself than you ever have before in order to be of service to the world around you. Learn more about Yoga Service   More
A survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia, Loung Ung's parents and two of her siblings were killed and she was forced to train as a child soldier. In this powerful video, she reveals what her mother taught her about the power of the heart to survive anything. Learn more about Loung Ung:http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/ace88d16f65295193fef8bd91d6a... More

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Omega Institute Thinking Outside of the "Man Box": An Interview With Tony Porter
An Interview With Tony Porter
Omega: What exactly is a “man box” and how does it serve, as well as inhibit, manhood?  Tony: The “man box” is how men have been collectively socialized to understand what it means to be a man. It doesn’t mean that all men respond in the same way to this collective socialization but it does mean that all men have an understanding of this socialization. More
Ai-jen Poo
What’s Possible: An Interview With Ai-jen Poo
Marianne: When you hear the term power, what does it bring up in you? How do you define power? Ai-jen: We talk a lot about the importance of organizing, especially among women, because we believe that we need to build power to change the world and win for women everywhere—particularly low income women. When I hear the term power, what it brings up is what it takes to win meaningful change in people's lives at scale, and that's the kind of power that we're interested in building. More
An Interview With Michael J. Gelb
Omega: What is your definition of a personal or professional Renaissance? Michael: We are all born with the capacity for genius. Every healthy child displays boundless energy, wild imagination, and delightful creativity. But then we go to school and get de-geniused. Renaissance means “rebirth.” I’m devoted to helping my students experience a rebirth or Renaissance of their original energy, imagination, and creativity.  More
An Interview With angel Kyodo williams
Omega: How do you see self-care as a particularly radical act of freedom and healing? How can meeting our individual needs bring us closer to being able to meet the needs of the many? More
Omega Institute Women's Leadership in the Middle East: An Interview With Nadia Al-Sakkaf
An Interview With Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Omega: You’ve noted that Yemen is a “young” country—most of the population is under 15 years old. Right now is a pivotal time for the future of the nation, as change accelerates in a short time. How has it felt to step into that history politically as one of the only women in a position of political authority?  More
Manisha Thakor
An Interview With Manisha Thakor
Omega: You spent 15 years working as an analyst, portfolio manager, and client relations executive. How did that experience inspire you to rethink financial health and investment? More
An Interview With Jamia Wilson
Omega: Many people see the United States as increasingly politically divided. Some blame the media for inciting or perpetuating misunderstanding and bad will. In a climate so easy to “otherize” for the sake of ratings and clicks, how do you think media can foster alternative conversation and how do you personally handle political disagreements? More
What’s Possible: An Interview With Cecile Richards
Marianne: Women are slowly achieving more leadership positions in many sectors, but we are still far from parity. For example, though we made strides in this last election, women still make up only 18% of Congress. What obstacles do you think keep women from entering and advancing through the pipeline, and what do you think we can do to change that? Do you think we just don't see ourselves there, or is it because there are structural obstacles?  More
Life coaching is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. More than 47,000 professional coaches now work worldwide, according to The International Coach Federation. More
What's Possible: An Interview With Anna Deavere Smith
Marianne: The Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC) is focused on encouraging more women in leadership and also helping create a new paradigm of power. How do you define power? What does power mean to you? More

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