Elevating women leaders to actualize innovative social models.
About the Collaboratory
Our current political, economic and ecological systems are failing – humanity needs a quantum leap. Our community is comprised of women leaders who hold deep wisdom, vast experience and big visions that can address these issues in new ways. We support one another in birthing our visions and taking our initiatives to the next level.
These projects are underway with members of the WisdomWomen community.
Stewarded by Eva Iglesias
In 2017 WisdomWomen hosted a ‘Sacred Earth Activism’ Visionary Gathering in Costa Rica, where we met with a leader of an indigenous community from Matagalpa, Nicaragua. We are now collaborating with this community and hold a mutual intention to unite together as stewards of Mother Earth. Our efforts have included translation services, support for crowdfunding and helping to sell coffee made through their local women’s collective. WisdomWomen will host a gathering in Nicaragua in May 2018, where we reunite as sisters and healers, while supporting this indigenous community in building their spiritual retreat center.
Stewarded by Nadine Bengs Keller
Womb Temples are virtual and physical spaces for women to share about their sexuality, learn to create from their womb wisdom and explore practices that empower and awaken their full creativity and life force. Womb Temples promote a more healthy and empowered sexual culture while healing sexual wounds between the genders. WisdomWomen hosted a Womb Temple in September 2017 at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, at our 2018 Visionary Gathering at Esalen, and will host another at Tara Mandala in September 2018.
Stewarded by Martina Lin, AdiShakti Khalsa, Nicole Connell
This initiative offers a visionary container for girls and young women to be part of co-creating a more beautiful world. For the first time, WisdomWomen hosted girls ages 7+ at our Visionary Gathering at Esalen, where members of our community offered activities for mothers & daughters.
Intentional Village & RisingWoman
Stewarded by Michelle Stransky
The Intentional Village Project is a vision to create a model of the world that many of us envision is possible through a co-ed living community space that brings the WisdomWomen Visionary Council themes to life. RisingWoman is a temporary version of the Village, and a radical experiment in community-building for all genders and ages. WisdomWomen’s Visionary Gatherings and virtual village meetings are practice ground to prepare women to collaborate across the gender spectrum for these permanent and temporary village models.
A New Way
We use the following WisdomWomen principles as guides to support our projects:
VISION LED: Allowing the vision to guide the journey forward.
CO-CREATION: Honoring each other as whole in our wisdom.
EMERGENCE: Honoring structure and allowing fluidity.
HONORING FAILURE: Compassionately seeing our ‘failures’ as gifts and lessons.
DEEP LISTENING: Allowing the wisdom of our bodies and visions to guide us.
INSPIRED ACTION: Taking action after we have followed the emergence of the vision.
SACRED HOLDING: Holding each others’ visions and dreams with emotional and practical support.