Women, Water, Leadership, and Land is a nourishing leadership experience for women working in conservation and sustainability.
It's an opportunity to unplug; to refuel and be inspired; to deeply explore who we are as women and as leaders; and to connect to ourselves, to nature, and to stunning colleagues.
It's for women who are looking for a different type of leadership experience. It's for women who crave a balance of powerful facilitated experiences and the option for solitude;
for deep conversation alongside time for reflection and walking in the woods.
It's for women who are craving an opportunity to breathe deeply - surrounded by nature, and in the company of incredible women.
This experience will be held at The Land - a one of a kind 162-acre sanctuary at the intersection of the Pacific Coast and Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, 2.5 hours north of San Francisco.
It’s where California gets wild and the scale becomes majestic with old growth redwoods, endless fields and rivers, great weather and lots of sunshine.
The Land is based on connection - connection to ourselves, connection to nature, connection to animals, connection to the food we eat and where it comes from, and connection to community.
Flow and Structure
The retreat will begin the afternoon of Wednesday, March 4th.
Over the course of the upcoming days, we will come together during powerfully facilitated experiences - centered on the topics of leadership, alignment and balance, and purposeful choice and action. The days will include a blend of group experiences and solo time to reflect, spend time in the woods, and enjoy movement such as hiking and yoga.
We will conclude the experience on the afternoon of Friday, March 6th.
Once you arrive onsite the afternoon of Wednesday, March 4th, everything will be taken care of during your stay - elegant accommodations; delicious farm to table meals; and all experiences and offerings.
Details and Logistics
GETTING TO THE LAND
The Land is located in Northern California, at 18501 VanZandt Resort Road, Philo, CA 95466. It is about a 90 minute drive from the Sonoma County Airport, or about two and a half hours from SFO. There are ample ground transportation options from either airport.
Accommodations will be houses and cabins with a mix of solo and shared spaces. All accommodations include views of nature, tea and coffee, EO self care products in all bathrooms, Wifi, and easy access to trails and grounds.
Our intention is to make this experience accessible for all interested women, coming from a variety of industries. As a result, we are offering a tiered pricing structure as follows:
$980: women coming from the non-profit or public sector
$1030: women coming from micro-businesses (6 or fewer people)
$1400: women coming from for-profit businesses
I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a gardener, a conservationist, and professional soil and water geek. Professionally, I am lucky enough to work in the academic world, providing education and technical information to those whose decisions impact our natural resources. Personally, I seek out happiness in ways that incorporate the wonderful aspects of my life with an underlying love of land and water.
In 2017 I became the first female CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation (SWCS). I am passionate about people so the position is a great fit as SWCS is THE association for conservation professionals. My entire career has been inspired by the river that I was raised along, the Mighty Mississippi. As well as inspiring my work, water and wildlife inspire me personally. Every morning I wake up and look over the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers in Des Moines, Iowa as I seek to preserve and better our natural resources so they can inspire and provide for decades to come.
Rebecca Power is an artist, scientist, learner, educator, and engaged citizen. She has been working in fields of conservation science and outreach for over 30 years, most recently as the Director of the North Central Region Water Network, a collaboration among universities to help address the big water issues we’re facing in the Midwestern US and beyond. As an artist, she loves exploring the power of art and conversations around art to inspire, teach, and refresh – to help us consider the world in new ways, or to remind us of truths that have become hidden or forgotten. She is most inspired by work that brings science, local knowledge, community conversation, art, and place together.
Sarah is grateful to work with incredible individuals, teams, and organizations to increase their positive impact in the world, through her company, Zing Collaborative. She is an entrepreneur, nature lover, leadership coach and thought partner, experience creator, and dog mama to a hilarious and equally nature-loving rescue pup named Duke. She believes in Triple Bottom Line: People, Profit, and Planet, and Zing Collaborative is a proud member of 1% for the Planet - donating 1% of all sales to nonprofits working to preserve our precious planet.
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