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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Womens Global Leadership Initiative

Women's Global Leadership Initiative offers lectures, workshop and mentoring opportunities for women. The Leadership Workshop Series is designed to take advantage of the diversity created by the collaboration of women with differing social backgrounds, work experience and education levels.

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative announces the second of three leadership training workshops. The two-day event, “Women as Agents of Change” will be held at Empire College, 3035 Cleveland Av., Santa Rosa. January 22 & 23, 2011. 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Lecture, discussion &a exercise topics will provide insight into leading from the heart, mastering emotions, communication skills, group decision making and lessons in indirect aggression between women.

Fees are reasonable; student discounts and a limited number of scholarships are available. Pre-registration and a $25 non-refundable registration fee are required. For further info and to register and/or apply for scholarships online, visit or call Kathie Klein @ 707-544-5629 for further information.

Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization, founded by Diana Ruiz in Sonoma County in 2008 and dedicated to unlocking the leadership potential of women who want to make a difference. Our goal is to create a community of women with the confidence and determination to serve as leaders in personal, professional, community, regional and national spheres of influence. By addressing women’s needs for community, support, and education, we believe that they will become credible, active decision-makers who will facilitate positive changes in their families, communities, and the world.

The Mission of Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to promote a values based leadership program that unleashes the power of women to initiate change in their communities.

The Vision of the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to collaborate with local partners to:

* Support and encourage individual and community leadership development for women throughout the world.
* Provide education and support for women to actively participate at all decision-making levels of society.

Create and implement a self-sustaining community through mentorship and membership models for the development of women’s leadership.

Why Now?
Our world is in dire straights. Old problems persist, new ones arise. Old solutions no longer produce results that actually change things for the better. For too long, women have been left out of the decision-making process. It is time to make room for fresh, new perspectives. Given the opportunity, women in positions of leadership will make the difference that determines whether communities will decline, or thrive. WGLI is dedicated to unlocking the leadership potential of women who want to make a difference. Now is the time!

“For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.” - Elizabeth Blackwell

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