"It is right there inside you; everything you could ever need. You have forgotten, but it is not lost. Here, you will remember." Emma
THE NEXT INITIATION IN THE UK IS 14TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER 2023
Part of our ongoing strategy and vision to make the Women in Power initiation "All Women's Work' is to actively work towards being an anti-racist organisation.
Our intention for the September initiation, as part of our vision and strategy, is to ensure wider representation and participation for women from the global majority at WIP. Simply put, when Women in Power ceases to be predominantly by white women, for white women and becomes a place for all women to lead and initiate, it will be a safer and more equitable place for all of us to heal and step into our true power.
It is our aim for women of the Global Majority to initiate and lead in a diverse, representative pack in which they are not alone among white women.
* We use the collective term Global Majority. This is a factual term for those who often find themselves in the minority in white spaces and who are in fact part of a Global Majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'. Read more about the term Global Majority here
We have invited all the women staffing at Women in Power initiations to do the work of recognising and acknowledging both their personal and systemic racism and to take active steps to make changes to how they live this work in the world and at WIP.
We have built in people and spaces at the initiation to hold and support the experiences of all cos and initiates in relation to racism.
To be clear - this initiation is not about racism. It is an initiation like all the other wonderful, powerful, painful, joyful, AMAZING 17/18 initiations that have been held in the UK since 2005.
The intention of this and every Women in Power initiation is to bring healing to the world by walking a new path that affirms all life – even, paradoxically, the life of our inner and outer ‘enemies’.
We create a safe space in which women can create a new relationship to the victim/perpetrator paradigm. We help women to uncover and reclaim their deep, wild nature.
Is this the right time for you to step into your power?
ARE YOU READY?
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
There are 4 places currently available for women from the Global Majority.
If you are a woman from the Global Majority and you would like to attend the September initiation, please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
All places for white women are taken with a long waiting list.
28 places were assigned by a recorded and anonymised lottery on Monday 27th February 2023. 12 places were allocated to women of the global majority and 16 places to white women.
The full fee is £750. We welcome your application if it is your time to do this work. If finances are a barrier, please know that there are very significant bursaries available.
Our sisters in French speaking parts of Europe hold WIP FAM (Women In Power - Femmes au Monde) French speaking initiations.
About Women in Power
This programme has been running in the UK since 2005. Over a thousand women have been initiated since the programme began in the United States.
Women in Power is a not-for-profit organisation. We create and deliver an initiation experience for women. The initiation gets to the heart and the roots of what it takes to be a strong, effective woman living a full life within the wider world.
Our intention is to bring healing to the world by walking a new path that affirms all life – even, paradoxically, the life of our inner and outer ‘enemies’. We create a safe space in which women can create a new relationship to the victim/perpetrator paradigm. We help women to uncover and reclaim their deep, wild nature.
Find out more about what you can achieve through this programme here.
Our ability to give depends on the amount of money raised by the community each year. We aim to support several women with some of the cost of each initiation. To receive a bursary, you need to make an application once your place is confirmed.
Step into the unknown in order to truly know yourself. For thousands of years and in many different cultures, men and women have faced ritual challenges in order to gain their true maturity and place in their community. This is our invitation. This is your opportunity.
There are hundreds of initiated women in our community who live in the UK and abroad and many different ways to connect with them. These will all become available to you once you have been through the programme. We are waiting to welcome you.
Everything we sell is created by us to raise money for bursaries. Our gorgeous products showcase the rich and varied creativity within our community, spread the word about our work and keep women in touch with the experience they had when they came through the programme.
Our packaging and products are all environmentally friendly.
We invite you to support a cause which makes an important and lasting impact on women’s lives. Maybe you have time and no money. Maybe you have money and no time. We welcome it all. You can donate at any time.