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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Omega Conference Encourages Women to #DoPowerDifferently: October 6 through 8 in Rhinebeck

Omega Institute, home of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, will hold its Women and Power Retreat October 6 through 8 in Rhinebeck. The weekend conference will explore what it means to Do Power Differently, gathering thinkers, artists, activists and leaders to redefine power and offer innovative ways of working and leading.

Anna Deavere Smith, Dolores Huerta, Sharon Salzberg, Elizabeth Lesser and other thought leaders and activists will guide the conversation about what it takes to develop personal resilience and compassionate yet courageous action in the face of adversity.

“At a time when we see backlashes against women happening daily around the world, this kind of gathering is important to advancing women’s equality and affirming women’s contributions across all dimensions of society,” says Carla Goldstein, cofounder of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center and chief external affairs officer at Omega.

The weekend will include talks, conversations and entertainment; breakout workshops that offer topics like leadership skills, stress reduction, communication and creativity; a diverse community of involved women from around the world; wellness activities and services including daily yoga, meditation and tai chi classes; healthy meals; and opportunities to enjoy Omega’s campus, which features gardens, walking paths and a lake.

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