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Recently two studies were released to the public that we think are
so important this article will appear in BOTH of our newsletters!

The first was done by Harvard Business School. They analyzed data
on the effects working mothers have on their children. The data came from
24 countries over 10 years. Here are some of the major results:

1. The daughters of of employed mothers were 4.5% more likely to be
employed themselves then are daughters of stay at home mothers. Though
a small percentage there is less then 1% chance this is the result of chance.

2. 33% of the daughters of working mothers held supervisory roles,
compared to only 25% of daughters of stay at home moms.

3. Income of daughters of working mothers was $5200 per year higher
then the income of daughters who stayed at home.

4. Sons of working mothers are likely to spend more time caring for
family members and doing household chores than are sons of stay at
home mothers.

The implications are clear: Though the guilt you feel as a working
mother may be very real it is less and less warranted.

In other words:

You are not harming your children you are giving them a view of life
that helps them in their work & personal lives.

As you have heard me say repeatedly; are you preparing your children
for the life they will live or for one that no longer exists?

The Second Study came from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company
It is called: Women In The Workplace 2015

This study was also extensive including 30,000 employees from
118 companies.

It's biggest conclusion was:

Corporate America is not a path to Gender Equality

Now you may be saying "big deal I already knew this!"
and I would agree with you. It is not news to those of us who interact with

The real importance of the study I suggest is;

1. They found that at the current rate of the last 3 years of women being
promoted it will take:

25 Years to reach gender parity at the VP level and it will take
100 Years to reach gender parity at the CEO level!!

Not astonishing but good to now have statistical proof of the discrimination
women experience when trying to move up in their companies.

2. Two companies who have the ears of your hierarchy and are
somewhat trusted by them: LeanIn.org and McKinsey have studied
this and are saying organizations need to do more to reach
gender parity!

I want to welcome these very distinguished organizations to the party
and hopefully this very significant data will be discussed and utilized
to plot a different course for women in Corporations!

Some of the data they found is really damning:

"Despite modest improvements since 2012, women are still
underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline, and the
disparity is greatest in senior leadership."

I'd be copying all of my hierarchy on this one if I were you!

There are other stats just as damning but I will let you read it and
discover them.

Now what do we do with these studies?

The First study attacks our internal belief system as women.
It points out our fears and subsequent quilt may be unfounded
and we need to stop stopping ourselves because our kids will be just fine!

The Second Study needs to get more publicity inside your company and
you should all be holding meetings to discuss the implications
and recommendations for the future of your company.  (For the full study click the link: Women in the Workplace 2015 )

Get a copy of the study from Lean In or McKinsey and circulate it all over
the organization, most importantly, in your hierarchy. Then demand
meetings to discuss it and the ramifications of this clear discrimination
against women for your business, because they are significant!

Lastly stop making excuses for your company and your hierarchy
and stop blaming women for this condition.

See if you aren't allowed in the pipeline you cannot get ahead! Pretty
simple I would say!

Read the studies and let me know what you think,


... and the Credibility Gap

One more note on this crucial study that Susan is featuring from McKinsey:  74% of companies reported that gender diversity is a top priority of the CEO but less than half the employees believe that gender diversity is a priority for their CEO and only a third see it as priority for their immediate manager.  I think the phrase is walk the talk!
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Changed Dates and Location!!

Advanced Men's Course©
November 3-5, 2015 
Catch up day November 2.

in Santa Barbara, California

ONLY 1 space left!      Act now!  


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Only 2 SVVCI® Distributorships left!

We will stop selling and training new distributors on Dec. 31, 2017

If you are interested in obtaining one of the last two distributorships you need to let us know

It takes a while, once you start the conversation with us, to purchase a distributorship.

So please contact Susan or John Van Vleet at [email protected]  if you are interested in starting the conversation.  
  2015-16 Schedule!
Look! Classes in California and Ohio



Advanced Men's Course©  Trainer John Van Vleet
 November 3-5, 2015 Catch up day Nov 2.  
Santa Barbara, CA  
New Attendees $4,950 Returning from 2014,  $4,150

Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
December 2-4,  2015  2 Spaces available
Westlake Village, CA 

Productive Relationships©
December 9-11, 2015, 
Westlake Village, CA  


Couples Course© February 5-7, 2016 Big Island of Hawaii 
$2,750 Only 3 slots left already! Trainers: Susan and John Van Vleet

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
February 24-25 in Westlake Village, CA Course fee $3750 

  Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©  
March 7-11, 2016 in Westlake Village, CA  Course fee $5,000  ($3,750 if a graduate of Productive Relationships©)

NEW!  Advanced Women Moving Forward® Trainer Susan Van Vleet 
March 15-16, 2016  $2,750   Princeton NJ

NEW !    Women Moving Forward®   Trainer:  Susan Van Vleet  
April 6-8, 2016 in Cincinnati OH Course fee $3,750

NEW!  Advanced Women Moving Forward ®   Trainer:   Susan Van Vleet 
April 12-13, 2016 in Cincinnati OH Course Fee $2,750

Women's Leadership Retreat® May 3-5, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA 
New Attendees $4,950  Returning from 2014  $4,150 

NEW!   Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet  
June 8-10, 2016   $3,750    Thousand Oaks, CA 

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Well I know a lot of you wanted to attend this year's Couples Course© but had conflicts.  Well we just confirmed the dates for 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii :

February 5,6,7, 2016

Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort and Spa

Cost: $2,750/couple Only 3 spaces left

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 Women Moving Forward®  Workshops
Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
December 2-4, 2015    $3,750    Westlake Village, CA

Women Moving Forward® Trainer: Susan Van Vleet
April 6-8, 2016      $3,750             Cincinnati OH

Women Moving Forward® Trainer:  Susan Van Vleet
June 8-10, 2016   $3,750             Westlake Village, CA 
Advanced Women Moving Forward®
Advanced Women Moving Forward® is 2 days long and
costs $2,750 USD when taught in the US
Advanced WMF®  assists you in:


1. Discovering your purpose in life and maximizing living on purpose. 

2. Completing old declarations of self and creating new ones.  

3. How to use your intention to create a successful life at home and work


Note: Women Moving Forward® is a per-requisite to attend Advanced Women Moving Forward®   

Advanced Women Moving Forward® and Women Moving Forward®
will be the prerequisite to attend the The Women's Leadership Retreat®. 

February 24-25, 2016 in Westlake Village, CA
March 15-16, 2016 in Princeton NJ
April 12-13, 2016  Cincinnati OH

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Women's Leadership Retreat®
Dates for 2016
May 3-5
Make up day May 2 

Dates for 2017

May 2-4
12 spaces left

WLR 2011

WLR 2011
Santa Barbara, CA
$4,950 New Attendees
$4,150 for Returnee



Our Cancellation Policy
To avoid problems in the future here is the policy:

1. All registration fees are non-refundable.
2. If a participant cancels from a workshop more than 30 days prior to first day of a course, they will be given a credit, less a $1,000 transfer fee to be used toward another workshop.  They have 2 months to use the credit from the date of the cancellation after that there is no credit or refund.
3. You can only transfer once then the credit is gone.
4. There is no credit if you cancel less than 14 days prior to the first day of the course.
5. If you register online credit cards will be charged immediately.
6. You can only register for an individual course with a credit card. we accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
7. We do not "reserve" spaces in a course.  If you have not paid with a credit card you are not in the course.     


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In This Issue

All prices are in US Dollars  



Advanced Men's Course© Nov 3-5, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA



Women Moving Forward® Dec 2-4,

2015 Thousand Oaks, CA

5 spaces left       



Productive Relationships©


Dec 9-11, 2015 




Couples Course©

Feb  5-7, 2016

Big Island of Hawaii  

4 Spaces left  


Advanced WMF®

February 24-25 

Westlake Village, CA



Leading Projects©

March 7-11, 2016



Adv. WMF®

March 15-16, 2016

Princeton, New Jersey

SVV Trainer 



April 6-8, 2016

Cincinnati OH

$3,750 SVV Trainer


Adv. WMF®

April 12-13, 2016

$2,750 Cincinnati OH

SVV Trainer 


Women's Leadership Retreat© May 3-5, 2016 FULL



June 8-10, 2016


Thousand Oaks CA

SVV Trainer 




Women's Leadership Retreat®
May 3-5, 2017
Santa Barbara,Ca

Spouses and Partners of Course Graduates can attend the Course 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 $3,500+  workshop from the same company and location.
You must register together and attend together.

All prices are subject to change. No refunds are given.

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Monday, March 14
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Cincinnati OH