An Omega Women's Leadership Center Program: Speaking Up as a Leader
October 2017
Marianne SchnallVanessa Valenti

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An Omega Women's Leadership Center Program: Speaking Up as a Leader

Women's Voices in the New Media

October 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Marianne Schnall, Jamia Wilson, Vanessa Valenti
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SM17-5902-193Marianne Schnall, Jamia Wilson, Vanessa Valenti,

Three influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.

Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:

  • Establish a public platform for our voice
  • Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
  • Build a freelance career and portfolio
  • Navigate online organizing
  • Skillfully manage controversy
  • Grow community both online and off

This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st-century leaders and changemakers.

Scholarships: The application deadline for this program has passed.

Note: Vanessa Valenti will be attending the Saturday sessions only.

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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. $25 materials fee; include when you register.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall is the founder and executive director of the award-winning, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. Her writings and interviews have been published widely in print and online. Schnall is the author of  Daring to Be Ourselves and What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?.

Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller who is currently the Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media. She previously served as the TED prize storyteller at TED Conferences, the executive director of Youth Tech Health (YTH), and Women’s Media Center vice-president of programs. Her words and works have been featured in The New York Times, Elle, Refinery 29, and The Guardian.

Vanessa Valenti

Vanessa Valenti is the co-founder of, the most widely read feminist publication in the world, as well as Valenti Martin Media, a next generation consultancy that harnesses the power of communication and community to elevate social change. She is an award-winning blogger, speaker and online strategist.