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Women & Power
Our Time to Lead

Feminist.com's archive of features from Omega Institute's Women & Power: Our Time to Lead Conference

Feminist.com was proud to be a media partner of the Women and Power: Our Time to Lead Conference, which took place on September 24-26, 2010, organized by Omega Institute. (Feminist.com co-founders Marianne Schnall and Amy Richards led a workshop at the conference entitled "Activism in Your Own Voice.")

For more about the conference theme and a complete list of all the featured speakers at Women & Power, click here. To order audio CDs from this event or to purchase recordings from past Women & Power conferences, please order online at www.eomega.org/omega/mediaworks, call 845.266.4444, ext. 317 or email [email protected].

From the press release:

Women & Power: Our Time to Lead

Women Leaders From Across Sectors Gather at Omega�s 9th Annual Conference
to Inspire New Models of Leadership and Power

Teachers include: Zainab Salbi, Akaya Windwood, Loung Ung, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Manisha Thakor, Marta Szabo, Gail Straub, Lateefah Simon, Nina Simons, Edit Schlaffer, Marianne Schnall, Sharon Salzberg, Malika Saada-Saar, Phyllis Rodriguez, Amy Richards, Kavitha Rao, Sarah Peter, Pat Mitchell, Annie McKee, Cheri Maples, Suad Mansour, Sondra Loring, Jana Long, Elizabeth Lesser, Shaima Khinjani, Mae Jemison, Carla Goldstein, Leymah Gbowee, Ani DiFranco, Gail Collins, Jennifer Buffett, Maya Breuer, Sierra Bender, Elizabeth Alexander

Omega's annual Women & Power conference is one of the most celebrated women's gatherings in the world, unique in its rich diversity of speakers, performers, and participants. The conference is dedicated to empowering women to bring hope, healing, and change into their own lives and to the world around them.

This year, the conference is a call-out to women of all ages and backgrounds to become the leaders we have been waiting for. Whether you are a professional, activist, volunteer, student, artist, mother, spiritual seeker, or social visionary, it is time for us to dig deep, retrieve our authentic voice and values, and lead with courage and heart�at home, work, and in the world. Join with hundreds of other women for a weekend of celebration and conversation guaranteed to wake up your inner leader and leave you with renewed purpose

Visit the Women's Institute site for video recordings of the presentations of most of the speakers from Women & Power 2010


  • JENNIFER BUFFETT, president and cochair of the NoVo Foundation
    Keynote Speech

  • CARLA GOLDSTEIN, Director of the Women's Institute at Omega and Director of External Affairs
    Women & Power: Our Time To Lead Opening Remarks

  • ELIZABETH LESSER, cofounder of Omega, author, and frequent Oprah & Friends radio host
    The New Leadership Story

    Writings by Conference Speakers

  • JENSINE LARSEN, Founder of World Pulse Magazine
    The Unsilent Spring

  • MALIKA SAADA-SAAR, Founder of The Rebecca Project
    Craigslist Shutdown of Adult Services: It�s About Human Rights

  • ZAINAB SALBI, Founder of Women for Women International
    Stronger Women, Stronger Nations


  • A Good Virus: Social Media Storytelling By Kathleen Sweeney, Women's Media Center

  • Ani DiFranco: "Feminism Will Save the World" By Jamia Wilson, Women's Media Center

  • The Girl Effect 2010 Video "The Clock is Ticking"

  • Three Things You Should Know About Powerful Women By Michelle Gielan, Tonic )

  • Hudson Valley Treasure � The Omega Institute by MJ Hanley, Hudson Valley Beat

  • Omega Institute - Empowering Women by MJ Hanley, Woman Around Town

  • Manifesting a Movement- a Spiritual Uprising by Jamia Wilson, Women's Media Center

  • It's a WO-man's World by Monika Mitchell, Good Business International

  • Women & Power Conference: A Wake Up Call or Transformation by Haley, A Sea of Change.com

  • Thoughts on Women, Power, and Leadership, After the Omega Institute's annual Women and Power Conference by Eryka Peskin, Red Tent Women's Project.org

  • The Undomestic Goddess.com

  • Omega Institute to Offer Leadership Conference, Poughkeepsie Journal

  • The Magazine of Yoga - Conversations with Manisha Thakor

  • (Red Temple/ Reveal Newsletter) - Go Within! By Meggan Watterson, Reveal Conference.org

  • Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations (Blog) - Receiving the Goddess: A Call to Feminist Activism & Leadership by Heidi Hutner

    Related Links

  • Feminist.com's archive of features from the 2009 Women & Power: Connecting Across the Generations Conference

  • Feminist.com's archive of features from the 2007 Women, Power & Peace Conference

  • Speeches from the 2004 Women & Power Conference

  • "Spiritual Activism" column (by Carla Goldstein, Director of the Women's Institute at Omega)

  • "The Spiritual Adventure" column (by Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute)

    About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
    Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation�s most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at exceptional locations around the world. www.eomega.org

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