February  2018


Women Moving Forward®


Graduate Newsletter  


In this issue:

Graduate Feedback     

 2018/19 Schedule

Graduate Lunch in

Graduate Dinner in


2018 Workshops

Enabling Purpose Through Relationships©
Feb. 27-Mar.1

March 6-8
Westlake Village, CA
2 spaces left

March 20-21, 2018
Princeton, NJ
5 spaces left

Leading Projects©
April 16-20
Westlake Village, CA

May 1-3
Ojai, CA

Managing Corporate Change©
May 22-24
Westlake Village, CA

The Men's Course©
June 5-7
Westlake Village, CA

June 13-14
Westlake Village, CA

Enabling Purpose Through Relationship©
July 31-Aug. 2
Westlake Village, CA

Leading Projects©
Sept. 24-28
Westlake Village, CA

Oct. 10-12
Westlake Village, CA

Advanced Men's Course©
Oct. 23-25
Ojai, CA.

Enabling Purpose Through Relationship©
Dec. 11-13
Westlake Village,CA


Couples Course©
January 25-27
Hawaii, Hawaii
4 spaces left

Women's Leadership
April 30-May 2
Ojai, CA
To bring WMF® or Advanced WMF®
to your town or 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.

2018 Women's Leadership Retreat®   
May 1-3, 2018   
Ojai, California  
April 30 Make-up day  
Must have attended WMF® & Advanced WMF® 
Men Relationships and Work©
June 5-7

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.



   2018 Couples Course,  2019 Couples Course  January 25-27                          

     Graduate Feedback


Susan, I love to speculate! Here are a couple of theories:
    1.    Genetic: Iceland is genetically unique. Scientists have determined that it was settled by Norse men and Celtic women. Clearly those were some badass Irish and Scottish babes and their descendants are carrying on. (At this point in the argument someone points out that many of these women were probably taken against their will. Let's hope they taught those Vikings a lesson.)
2.    Anthropological: Fishing is a huge part of Iceland's economy and traditionally it has been carried on by men. When a large part of the male population regularly goes to sea, this leaves a leadership gap for women to step into. Once in leadership, they would of course realize that they are good at it and they would hold onto it.

Thanks Marygrace!

Do you think that Iceland has a special circumstance and that is why
they are able to make this happen by 2020?

Or do you think it could happen in other countries?

Workshops 2018 filling up   

Advanced Women Moving Forward® March 20-21, 2018  Princeton, NJ
5 spaces left

Couple's Course January 25-27, 2019
2 couple's already registered. Only 4 more spaces available!

Women's Leadership Retreat May 2-4, 2018

Women Moving Forward® March 6-8, 2018
2 spaces left! 
                              Register on line here 


January 25-27, 2019! 

2019 Couples Course
January 25-27, 2019
Marriott Waikoloa Big Island Hawaii
If you want to register for 2019 let us know.
Only 4 couple spaces left

$2750 for the couple. One of the couple must have attended a SVVCI® workshop

(includes lunch all 3 days, continental breakfast and
afternoon snack)
Recently Melinda Gates posted on facebook about the "tips" women
could employ to overcome the Impostor Syndrome so many of us have. 
The Impostor Syndrome is feeling as if you are not really qualified in some or all areas of your life while you are actually doing the job well in
those areas of your life.

You feel as if at any moment someone will find out you are not
actually good at what you are doing and you will be exposed as
an impostor!

I understand that some women can employ the "tips" in Melinda's post
and it will help to alleviate some of the trauma of feeling like an

Unfortunately most of us have to do more then that. So here is
what I posted on Melinda's page: 

You can employ tips from now till the cows come home

but if you don't deal with the underlying issues creating this response
in you, you will always be an impostor in your own mind!

Then a woman responded that we need to eliminate the external issues 
as they are the ones keeping women from feeling entitled. It was a good
comment. However I responded this way: 

..... I agree the external issues must be eliminated. That said, in
40 years of training women, it is when there is an intersection of the
internal and external that most women experience extreme impostor
issues. By the way we have also found that younger women,
working in science related jobs, do not feel like impostors in their
field of study. However they do feel like impostors in their personal lives

Here is why we are posting all of this now;

Tips are fine for a short term band aid. If you want to never feel like
an impostor again you will need to put in the work to uncover why
you feel that way to begin with.

What in your family of origin produced this in you? Is discrimination
continuing to make you feel "less then?" Is there any part of your life you
feel confident & capable in and why?

So if you are feeling like an impostor you need to do a lot of work
to deal with it. In addition if outside forces are also making you feel
as if you are not capable & confident your work may be more complex.

If you are debilitated by feeling like an impostor in any part of your life
let us know so we can support you in doing the work to remove it
as an issue.



If you have 8 women "ready to register" for a particular date we will schedule a Women Moving Forward® or
Advanced Women Moving Forward® in your area.

In the US the cost per woman for Women Moving Forward® is $3750. Outside of the US contact us for pp cost. 

Cost for Advanced in the US is $2750 pp contact us for cost outside of US

Contact Susan ASAP to schedule if you plan one of these in 2018! Our schedule is getting pretty full for the first 6 months
of 2018. 
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May 1-3, 2018 Women's Leadership Retreat®

April 30-May 2, 2019  Women's Leadership Retreat®      
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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