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Dreamwork

www.dreamweather.org

If you have a dream which you wish to share with others, visit this link to participate in womens' dream workshops!  I feel that the dreams we have at night come from a wiser part of us.  These messages from our unconscious can be wonderful guides for ourselves and others.  Ann Scott weaves meditation and the sharing of dreams in a beautifully supportive atmosphere.  You will feel blessed by just sitting with her for a day!  Events are held in different locations across the U.S.

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Intuition

www.intuition.org

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Trends


www.faithpopcorn.com   

Faith is a futurist who predicts 17 trends to which your business must be attuned or else it may not succeed.  See her book Clicking.  One of the trends is Eveolution, the trend that says catering to women is necessary for business survival. The impact women are having in the marketplace is moving it away from the hierarchical model toward the relational model according to Faith.  Enter your company or venture into Faith's TalentBank; she might contact you for more information especially if you are on the edge of a new trend!

www.gladwell.com

Malcolm Gladwell is a newspaper reporter who has drawn extremely interesting sociological conclusions from the people and events he has witnessed.  He show how small things can have a dramatic impact.  He describes three types of people who make things happen.  If you give your new idea to one of these three types of people, your idea will skyrocket! So this book proposes a whole new way of looking at life and at marketing.  His next book is on intuition (so he told me by email).

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Workplace Changes/Issues

www.sallyhelgesen.com

Sally has researched companies where feminine values have had revolutionary effects in the workplace.  The results she reports are astounding.  Low turnover, less supervisors, no job titles, job rotation, open communication, front-line empowerment, high valuation of customer and employee, a 'kitchen table' in the center, increased collaboration between departments and companies.  See her book, The Web of Inclusion, for descriptions of five companies which sound like a dream come true for an employee!  And see up close wonderful descriptions of how women work when they have free rein!

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Women's Circles

www.jeanshinodabolen.com

Jean Shinoda Bolen is a San Francisco Jungian therapist who wrote The Millionth Circle.  She believes that when there are 1 million women's circles in the world, we will enter the post-patriarchal era.  The current number is below 300.  Add your women's group to her growing list!

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Women and Government

www.womenscommission.com

Check out the web site of the local Contra Costa County Commission for Women (it operates in the East Bay covering 19 cities east of Oakland, CA).  Come to a meeting as a guest.  Read about the legislation for women which has been passed in this county.

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Women and Men

www.partnershipway.org

Riane Eisler has researched the real history of women and men in her books The Chalice and the Blade and Sacred Pleasures.  Her recent book, The Partnership Way shows how both sexes can work together in a new society with new values.

Read excerpts of The Second Stage

Betty Friedan wrote The Second Stage in 1981.  See the Table of Contents on this amazon.com link above by clicking on the sample pages on this site.  I am not trying to make you buy the book; you can read excerpts online at Amazon.  Note that chapter 4 is called "The Quiet Movement of American Men".  Betty referred to the "second stage" as the stage after the feminist marches in which women and men would work together with a conjoined set of values.

www.sallyhelgesen.com

In her book, The Web of Inclusion, Sally describes many companies in which both men and women are espousing feminine values in new ways of working in companies.  Thriving in 24/7: Six Strategies for Taming the New World of Work contains coping strategies for issues which both men and women have complained about in the workplace. 

 www.thebleigroup.net

the blei group   learn - adapt - evolve - prosper: Ian Blei is one of the most blended men with balanced masculine and feminine approaches and philosophies in his work as a process consultant to organizations whom I have ever met!  Raised by a feminist, he never learned gender stereotypical roles.  He uses analogies to nature to describe his organic approach to organizational consulting.

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Women and Peace

Margie Adams, feminist songwriter and pianist, has a page devoted to "Feminists/Progressives Respond to Recent National and World Events."

Also on this page are speeches given by a Israeli woman, Terry Greenblatt and a Palestinian woman,
Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shammas to the UN Security Council on May 7, 2002.

Cora Weiss is President of IPB, International Peace Bureau which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and has had many Nobel laureates on its board.  Read Cora Weiss' great speeches.


Hague Appeal For Peace also has a searchable database of organizations devoted to peace and related topics.


The Lysistrata Project says "Peace in the world is attainable now".  Also check out this web site for information on
cultural creatives and nonviolence.

"What it takes is people who desire genuine Peace
rooted in spiritual values and social justice
--and in the U.S. alone we are more than 50 million--
raising our collective voice, backed by our combined economic power,
influencing social, economic and foreign policies"
 

Peacewomen is a wonderfully informative site.  Look at every page! Here's my summary of key pages:

Read what women are saying about peace:
"Women's Statements, Commentaries and Articles on Middle East Conflict".

See NGOs working for peace:
http://www.peacewomen.org/un/ngo/wg.html
 
Read about the historic UN resolution 1325:

Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed unanimously on 31 October 2001. Resolution (S/RES/1325) is the first resolution ever passed by the Security Council that specifically addresses the impact of war on women, and women's contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace. One of this resolution's 18 points states, "Urges member states to ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels."

Read women's voices on peace.  Inspiring!

See abundant Resources page with links for bookstores, media, peace education, gender violence, and other resources for women.

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