August  2019


Women Moving Forward®


Graduate Newsletter


Equal Pay      


Attendees from P&G
J&J, Pepsi and SCJ
will be there!
only 5 spaces left

Women Moving Forward® in GENEVA in 2019
Only 1 space left     

Grad Lunch Geneva 
Monday Oct. 14



Advanced Women
Moving Forward®
July 25-26
Westlake Village, CA
$3250 1 space left

40th Anniversary  
Westlake Village, CA
$2500 ($1750 if you
register by April 28)
only 5 spaces left!

Women Moving
Sept. 18-20
Westlake Village, CA
$4750 3 spaces left

Enabling Purpose
Sept. 24-26
Westlake Village, CA
$3750  4 spaces left

Advanced Men's Course
Oct. 15-17
Ojai, CA
$4950  FULL

Women Moving Forward®
Oct. 16-18
Geneva, Switzerland
$6750 only 1 space left

Women's Leadership
New Edition
November 12-14
Westlake Village, CA
1 space left

Advanced Women
Moving Forward®
December 5-6
Westlake Village, CA
$3250  3 spaces left  


Women's Leadership Retreat®
May 19-21, 2020

To bring WMF® or Advanced WMF®
to your  company contact us  


Spouses and Partners of Course Graduates can attend the Courses for half price
(this offer does not include the Advanced Men's Course or WLR) To register for any course, retreat, or conference, contact our office. We accept MasterCard, Visa & American Express
There is a $500 discount when two or more people attend the same $3,750+  workshop from the same company and location.
You must register together and attend together
All prices are subject to change. No refunds are given

Special Women Moving Forward®
Graduate Programs

Observing WMF®

All graduates are able to observe any WMF® public workshop

Availability is based on space
cost: $250 total ($450 US in Another country)
To Observe contact Susan to reserve space.

Reviewing WMF®

Any graduate can attend a WMF® public workshop and be a full participant in the workshop

You will need to fully participate and be present for the entire workshop.

cost: 50% of the workshop cost
(currently $1875 in the US)

Reviewer spaces are based on availability.

Contact us for more information.

2019 Women's Leadership Retreat®   
April 30- May 2, 2019    
Ojai, California  
April 29 Make-up day  

Advanced Men's
Oct. 23-25
Ojai, CA. 
For those of you who want to bring this very special workshop to the men in your company contact us to schedule one.

This is the Men's version of WMF®

Men all over the world have taken this workshop and have been surprised by the results.

The cost:

$40,000 for up to 14 men

We strongly recommend
this workshop be done in locations and
companies where WMF® has been held.

If you only continue to train women but do not also re-train men you just make women more frustrated.



Watch our September Newsletter for the announcement
of a Special Women Moving Forward® in Asia! 

People from P&G, SCJ, Pepsi and J&J are attending.

Future of Work Summit  August 16
This conference is for:
1. People who want to explore what work will
    be like in the future; Post #METOO and during
    an increase in Mental Illness at work.
2. Managers & Directors who want to learn about
   Giftedness and how to accommodate it in 
    yourself and those you manage.
3. Managers & Directors who are 3-10 years out
   from leaving your job and want to explore
   what's next.
4. Anyone who is new to SVVCI® work and
    wants to see what it is all about.

It will be a VERY full day of work and exploration for all who attend.

The Four Seasons Hotel and Spa 
Westlake Village, CA. 91361
 Cost: $2500 PP 
Group Discount: $2000 (3 or more on one credit card): 
ONLY 5 spaces left  
Folks from P&G, SCJ, Pepsi and J&J are  
already attending! 
Please take a few minutes and use your smart phone to do a 2 minute
or less video about how our workshops have contributed to your life.
It will be included in a video we are doing to show at our Future of Work Summit. Contact John Van Vleet for more information. Deadline
for submissions is July 25. THANKS! 

Contest #1

Susan leading the first Women Moving Forward®

November Women's Leadership Retreat®

November 6-8, 2019 
Four Seasons Hotel & Spa
Westlake Village, CA. $4950
Only 1 space left!   
To register Contact Susan ASAP to have a conversation!

              Grand Hotel Kempinski, Geneva

     OCTOBER 16-18, 2019     $6750 US  
             ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT

                          TO REGISTER NOW      

Order your copies of the Women Moving Forward® books here: 
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PURCHASE 2  BOOKS GET $500 discount on our Women Moving Forward® Workshops!!!!

Also Available at Barnes & Noble
simply show us your sales receipt to receive discount!!

Graduate Feedback; Feminism

Thought I would share with you a successful outcome as a result of your Women Moving Forward® workshop.   I have a friend who was still with SCJ  and thankfully was looking to get out.    She received an offer from Kohler but the offer was significantly below what she was worth.   I thought about talking about this in your workshop and encouraged her to negotiate.    Seems obvious but as we discussed women don't normally think to do this.   She did make a counter offer.  The company met her every request.   She said had I not encouraged her she would've never negotiated and just walked away from the opportunity.
 The benefits of your workshop can spread into unexpected places! 

Similar to the Feminist bags I gave out at the WLR ®  last year, I also have a baseball cap that says Feminist (from my sister-in-law's boutique of course).  I love wearing it and observing people's reactions (men and women's) and even at times getting into conversations about the topic/helping shed some light on the definition of Feminism vs some of the crazy definitions people have made up!  It is disappointing how many women still don't get it....and at the same time encouraging about how many men are much more willing to embrace it!.............
Kate Johnson 


Workshop Registration 

All spaces in our workshops are available on a first come first serve basis! Don't wait to register These workshops will fill up many months out!

Click on link below and register or e-mail or call! 
United States of America v Netherlands : Final - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France
Equal Pay For Equal Work

Many of you probably did what John and I did; you watched the US Women's
Soccer Team get back to back World Cup wins!

Their Second World Cup win was somehow soothing to me. Maybe because 

now they will finally get the same money as the US Men's team or as a friend
said "Hell no they deserve more then the men. The men couldn't even qualify for
the World Cup!"

So as we bask in the superiority that is the US Women's Soccer Team let's not
forget our sisters who are only receiving minimum wage.

Women make up 2/3 of the minimum wage & low wage workforce and 2/3 of workers in tipped jobs are women. The US federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and it has not increased for the last 10 years. These poverty level wages perpetuate women's economic vulnerability, especially among women of color.

Female workers in developing countries are most at risk of losing their jobs to
the inevitable automation of most functions. The World Monetary Fund has
sounded a warning and produced a chart showing women overall losing jobs
2:1 over men to automation. This is not something we want to be ahead in.

So as we work for parity for the US Women's Soccer Team and ourselves
let's not forget to throw a lifeline to the women in a more vulnerable position.

Tonight I saw Norah O'Donnell interview a woman and baby son in a detention center as she waited to see if she qualified for asylum.  Norah asked where she was from and she said Venezuela.  She was a reporter and was being threatened by the current government so she did what I would have done, she grabbed her son and fled. She has no money and may not be allowed to stay.

As many of you know I have a special place in my heart for the people of
Venezuela who treated me with Dignity and Love in all of my visits to that country.

We must also remember the thousands and thousands of Women who have fled
their countries of origin and are seeking asylum in many of our countries.
They flee with nothing.

I know this because my grandparents' family fled from Europe
with only a few possessions and no money. I have the two wooden bowls my
great-grandmother carried across Europe to the port in Antwerp, Belgium
where they boarded ship to get to the US and have a better life.

So as we rejoice for the US Women's Soccer Team let's not forget our sisters
who need our help so they can rejoice with us as well.  

Bring Women Moving
Forward® or Advanced Women Moving Forward® To Your Area  
To have us schedule a  Women Moving Forward® 
Public Workshop or an Advanced Women Moving Forward®
 in your  area  you will need to register  10+ women
Prices differ by country and US state.

We will then fill the rest of the spaces with women from
other companies and areas unless you purchase all 12
spaces for your company.

For more information contact Susan 
Women Moving Forward®
For Your Company or
To have a Women Moving Forward®  workshop  that
 is just for your  Organization the fee is $45,000+ USD
any where in the world for up to 12 women
For more information contact us at
Women Moving Forward® Website!!!

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Women Moving Forward® and
the Women's Leadership Retreat©. Refer your friends to it.

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Original Women Moving Forward®.

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About Susan Van Vleet
Consultants, Inc.
Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
Agoura Rd. Suite 255
Westlake Village, CA 91361
phone: 303.660.5206