Shakti Rising is a social change organization transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community. We cultivate the health and emerging leadership of women and girls, ultimately empowering them to utilize their personal transformation as a catalyst for positive change in their families and communities. This creates gradual cultural change that supports sustainable, cooperative, healthy societies.
Our work actively promotes community well-being by creating woman and child friendly societies that are safe, healthy, vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and culturally alive. Our mission is to empower women to uncover, rediscover, and reclaim their whole selves.
Shakti Rising’s Embodied Wisdom Teacher Training program is a feminine-centered training model of leadership, empowerment and facilitation that offers a radical new solution facing the challenge of women’s leadership today. This is the crux of Shakti Rising’s work and what we believe is the largest lever for the type of social impact at the heart of our mission to empower women leaders. Instead of focusing in specific isolated sectors, we need to equip women leaders, really all leaders, to work in emergent situations, with shifting populations of people, where all the variables are in motion. This requires a different type of resilience, trust, respect, and language all of which are fundamental for the creation of partnerships with ability for innovative change.
I am very proud of my commitment to Shakti, how it has evolved and how this work has rippled out into all aspects of my life. I am proudest of myself for listening, learning, trusting in myself and the process itself—that I was on the right path, and Shakti was always there to remind me. One community, one purpose, with all of us holding our part of the system.
In my professional search, I have been clear about my commitment to lead with the heart, create sacred space with the capacity to connect the larger ‘why’ to the task at hand, and most importantly, to bridge the gap between principle and practice.
Kelly Scanlan, Embodied Wisdom Participant