The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment (i-We) is a women’s personal development organization, think tank, and hub spearheading the well-being of life.
i-We is for women who want more… to better understand themselves and live more effective lives – positively affecting their personal and social relationships. i-We asks and answers the question, “What is the significance of our meaning as women and is that significance important to the evolution of humanity?”
i-We offers an evolutionary leap in human development to promote the health of humanity through women by recognizing the distinct identity of women.
i-We provides women with the knowledge and ability to:
1) Create a safe and happy consciousness of their identity as women
2) Know and live their purpose with confidence
3) Value their worth in relationship
4) Guide humanity through spiritual leadership toward greater health
5) Discover the life they were meant to live in fulfillment, effectiveness, and tears of joy.
i-We is for women in the United States and around the world who want to create a better life, who yearn for Enlightenment and emotionally are seeking:
This woman wants to receive and give more in life. Women in this category may have a solid foundation for their happiness, sense of worth and purpose, yet may want to understand why or how to live it more fully. These women may want more of an intellectual and philosophical foundation for their identity or simply to be “in the know”. Also, they may need to be leaders, to contribute more to the world encompassing a broader scale of participation or be more effective in their community. i-We affirms these contributions.
This woman wants to solve problems by finding solutions through increased self-esteem, self-worth, purpose, talents or joy. Women in this category may at times not feel seen, valued or valuable either personally or culturally. They can be disrespected, abused, abandoned or lost; happiness may be elusive, there may be just glimpses of happiness, little or no happiness. Many of these women are healing from divorce or trauma or are feeling overwhelmed by uncertainties, struggles or life’s workload. Some may need to learn how to feel safe and happy in their bodies while others strive to discover value, purpose, joy in respecting themselves and men in the world. These women may be fighters or defenders of worth. Strong capable women can benefit from having a broader understanding of their developmental journey, leading toward a deeper more empowered identity. i-We charts and provides a map for self-knowledge.
This woman wants to be healed through love and connection. Women in this category may want to connect with women and men to support and encourage one another and to find a common thread of humanity that bonds. However, some women in this category use emotions to demean. This behavior is a result of a damaged spirit due to experiences of power abuse or emotional neglect. These women often become abusive out of spite because they know no other way. To realize themselves as human beings in need of compassion is the starting point for healing spirit. The concept of respect must be learned to love well in the world. i-We nurtures a woman’s unique journey toward acceptance, love, and healing.
This woman wants to foster goodwill through collaborating with other women in mutual appreciation and respect of a Sisterhood that honors, shares, and celebrates who we are as women. Women in this category may want to lead humanity by example, particularly as role models for girls and young women. i-We promotes the recognition of spiritual leadership.
Our Mission Statement:
To serve and support humanity in living healthier, happier, more meaningful and peaceful lives.
i-We creates a new culture through the practical application of hope, a portal to break the cycle of suffering in life, and a viable means for establishing peace in the world.
i-We embraces a world vision of safety and happiness by:
Presenting the nature of Womanhood as a “Meta” concept by providing an evolutionary Model for Women’s Identity: a proprietary template for women’s self-knowledge.
Guiding women toward personal Enlightenment through The Feminine Light Journey.
Assisting women in establishing the desired effectiveness of their lives.
Supporting the Visionary Leadership of Women, individually and communally.
Promoting gender identity dynamics and health.
Fostering the resolution of personal and social gender inequities.
Healing relationship to bond humanity in the service of peace.
Establishing the well-being of life through a new foundation for fulfillment.
Offering children and future generations the potential for safe and happy lives to create and express their own well-being.
i-We responds to historical questions raised concerning the experience and well-being of women confirmed through the research of:
Betty Friedan who in 1963 wrote The Feminine Mystique aconcluded that women have a “problem with no name.” What is the problem?
Carol Gilligan who in 1982 wrote In a Different Voice substantiated that women’s experience of life is different than that of men. In her theory, Ethics of Care, she showed how women develop their moral abilities distinct from men.How else are women different?
Claire Zammit, Founder of Feminine Power, who in a 2013 interview said that women “…in spite of having so much ‘power’ in our lives,…felt this very painful and confusing gap between the deeper potentials…for who we were as women, for the creative contribution, for the intimacy and connection of our relationships, and just for our overall experience of life. We couldn’t quite put our finger on what it was, and we found that women everywhere were having the same experience as us.” (i-We notes: A return to a slightly altered version of Betty Friedan’s “a problem with no name”.) What are we missing and in search of?
Maria Shriver and the contributors who in 2014 published The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink identified that women are both powerful and powerless. The Report states, “…leave out the women, and you don’t have a full and robust economy.” How can we learn to value ourselves and affect positive change and economic growth in the world?