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What will it take for Women to Come Together to End Oppression and Patriarchy?

  • February 22, 2021
  • Lis Williams

Our February Film Festival concludes this Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00 p.m. CST.  Our screening this week is... Continue Reading

Our February Film Festival concludes this Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00 p.m. CST.  Our screening this week is “Rising Power:  Building an intersectional justice movement in the United States.”  

In an increasingly polarized and racially segregated United States, we see the impact of patriarchy through the eyes of Black and Southeast Asian activists living in Madison, Wisconsin. Against a backdrop of anti-Blackness, violence against women, and increasing social and political polarization, we meet M Adams and Kabzuag Vaj, community organizers and co-directors of Freedom, Inc.

What began as a sexual assault support group has grown into a community organization at the forefront of battles over education reform, police brutality, land access and ownership, women’s safety and security, and mental health. In this Fundamental episode, Kabzuag says “Freedom, Inc. exists because there were no organizations serving women like me.”

With Freedom, Inc. Kabzuag and M have cultivated a movement that invites women of color—in particular, Black, Hmong, and Khmer women, girls, queer, and trans people—to tie their own rights to one another. Freedom, Inc. works to equip the communities they serve with the tools and resources they need to uproot our broken system and ultimately build a roadmap toward shared liberation.

Most Americans say it’s now more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views. Additionally, 2019 saw the most deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming people in the U.S. due to fatal violence, the majority of whom were Black transgender women.

In this Fundamental episode, we learn about grassroots movements led by women and gender non-conforming people of color who confront oppression and patriarchy in the U.S. It highlights the ways people from different backgrounds experience discrimination and focuses our attention on the importance of not placing issues in silos, but instead recognizing how systems of oppression intersect and overlap.

Movements addressing one form of oppression must take others into account. For example, efforts to fight racism must include addressing homophobia, classism, and anti-Semitism, and work to eliminate gender disparities must acknowledge how women of color experience inequality and prejudice differently from white women.

INTERSECTIONALITY: The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. The term “intersectionality” was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a civil rights activist and legal scholar.

Nothing changes if we don’t talk about it.  

Be bold.  Be Daring.  Be AWE-dacious!

What’s the legal age of marriage where you live?

  • February 4, 2021
  • Lis Williams

What’s the legal age of marriage where you live?  Have you ever considered that question?  In most states in... Continue Reading

What’s the legal age of marriage where you live?  Have you ever considered that question?  

In most states in the U.S. it’s eighteen.  However, in many states it’s legal to get married if you’re younger than eighteen and your parents consent.  For example, with parental consent a girl can be married in…

Massachusetts at twelve!
New Hampshire at thirteen!
Mississippi at fifteen!

Almost every other state in the nation permits children to be married at the age of sixteen if their parent consents.

What century are we living in???

How many of you would like to see your daughter or son married at sixteen? Like they don’t have enough challenges just navigating the teen years.

Although in the United States child marriage is less common, sadly, in many parts of the world it’s accepted as normal.  And in most cases the child being married off has no say in the matter.  Anyone else think it’s time to change that?

You won’t want to miss the kick-off of our February Film Festival tomorrow at Noon CST with our first screening entitled, “Rights Not Roses:  Ending child, early, and forced marriage in Pakistan.

In this episode we meet Rukhshanda Naz, a dynamic human rights attorney and passionate advocate for ending child, early, and forced marriage. Rukhshanda shares how growing up with a mother who experienced early marriage and an elder sister who was forced to marry early informed her own experiences and continues to fuel her activism and professional life today. Rukhshanda and other activists in Pakistan are working together to challenge longstanding cultural norms, push back against religious fundamentalists, and end child, early, and forced marriage in Pakistan.

We also meet Zarmina, who experienced early marriage and safely escaped with support from Noor Education Trust, a grassroots organization that runs shelters for girls while providing legal, medical, and psychosocial services; workshops on gender-based violence and women’s rights; educational classes; and more. Zarmina’s parents arranged for her marriage at age 13 to an older man. He then physically abused her, until her parents discovered the abuse and helped remove her from the marriage.

Child, early, and forced marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions, and ethnicities. Girls experience early marriage in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to the US. One in five girls in the world are said to be married before 18. Over 650 million women alive today were married as children.

Child, early, and forced marriage robs girls of their freedom, education, and dreams and is a deeply entrenched practice due in part to the combination of religious fundamentalism, patriarchy, and cultural and traditional practices. There is a growing awareness among researchers and activists that control of adolescent girls’ sexuality is a driving force behind child, early, and forced marriage and unions. Controlling women’s and girls’ life choices is how the system of patriarchy is sustained.

Don’t miss this eye-opening documentary and discussion.  You are needed and Now is our time!

Be bold.  Be Daring.  Be AWE-dacious!!

P.S.  We will be hosting the Fundamental film series on Wednesdays in February.  It is a joint production from Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and the non-profit Global Fund for Women. At a time of unprecedented political uprisings around the globe, Fundamental introduces global audiences to grassroots movements and community leaders who are standing up for our fundamental human rights and working to hold governments accountable for healthier and more just societies for all.

Jumpstart 2021 With Collective Impact!

  • January 21, 2021
  • Lis Williams

Happy 2021!! OMG – I know we’re all praying that better days are ahead.  So we can either... Continue Reading

Happy 2021!!

OMG – I know we’re all praying that better days are ahead.  So we can either wait it out and hope for the best.  Or…make sure it’s a better year through focusing on positive intentions and raising our vibration by embracing elevated emotions such as love, joy, peace, and compassion.


There is so much good happening on the planet, sometimes it’s just hard to see it.  Especially, if all we know is what mainstream media wants us to see.


One of the things I love most about what I do is I am constantly in touch with AWE-mazing individuals implementing inspiring Soul-utions.  And my goal this year is to bring more of that to you so you, too, can be uplifted and empowered.


Are you ready to leave 2020 behind and Jumpstart 2021 in service to the better world you imagine?


Then you won’t want to miss this free, on-line workshop I’m co-hosting on Wednesday, January 27th, @ 10 a.m. Eastern.  Here’s what you’ll learn…

  • The power of women working together as philanthropists and investors
  • What makes women’s giving and investing unique
  • How you can join a Circle of Giving, Investing, or Impact


Your Presenters…

Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Carmen Stevens from Women’s Giving Circles International (

  • What is a giving circle?
  • Definition
  • Format(s)
  • How do I start a circle?
  • Purpose
  • Participants
  • Gifting
  • Growing

Ellen Remmer from Invest For Better (

  • What is an Invest for Better Circle?
  • Purpose
  • Format
  • Community
  • How do I start or join a Circle?

Elisabeth Williams from AWE Partners (

  • What is an AWE-thentic Impact Circle?
  • How is it similar to/different from a giving circle?
  • Deeper dive into each participant’s passion project
  • Introduction to social enterprises and the opportunity to give, shop & invest for impact

You are Needed and it’s Our Time!  Let’s jumpstart 2021 with a higher energy and greater vision together!!


Don’t miss this kick-off event!  Register here…


Be bold.  Be Daring.  Be AWE-dacious!!


Business Women Giving Back

  • August 25, 2020
  • Lis Williams

Are you a successful business woman or entrepreneur, but feel like there’s more you’re here to do? Do... Continue Reading

Are you a successful business woman or entrepreneur, but feel like there’s more you’re here to do?

Do you look around at the state of the world and wonder how you can make a difference?

Are you ready to share your time, talent, and/or treasure but don’t want to do it alone?

You’re in the right place!

Times are challenging, no doubt.  And if you’re like me, you’re tired of feeling cooped up at home with limited interaction with friends and colleagues.

But I also see this as a time of great opportunity.  A time to clarify what really matters to us.  A time to imagine how we can come out of this mess better off both personally and collectively.  A time to begin putting in place the pieces that will allow us to soar once the world opens up again.  And it will!

So I decided to do something I’ve resisted for a long time.  Get more active on social media.  Because honestly I am not a fan of it.  It kind of makes me crazy. 

But social media can be used as a tool for good to connect and spread positive messages around the globe.  And now we have the opportunity to come together in a safe and intimate way through a Facebook Group.  So I’ve created…

“Business Women Giving Back”

Here you’ll find a non-partisan, inter-faith, divisive-free, safe space where you can relax, escape the madness, and be authentically who you are.

But we’re also a community of women who want to do more than just talk about the problems – we find and support solutions. Through posts, conversation, and live videos we’ll encourage you to follow your soul’s purpose and embrace your passion for change.

Women will lead us to the new future we imagine.  And now more than ever we need you stepping up and into the fullness of who you are and what you have to offer the world. It’s our time. Let’s do this sister!

Just follow this link to step into your next chapter as a powerful change-maker!

Be bold.  Be daring.  Be AWE-dacious!


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7 Pillars of Women’s Empowerment and Divine Feminine Rising

  • June 30, 2020
  • Lis Williams

Next week, I will travel to Florida for the purpose of taking over my 92-year old mom’s finances. ... Continue Reading

Next week, I will travel to Florida for the purpose of taking over my 92-year old mom’s finances.  Not because she really wants me to or that she’s not capable of continuing to handle them on her own.  But with the realities of Covid-19, it seems the prudent thing to do.

Sadly, while there I won’t be able to be with her face to face.  She lives in a retirement center that is under quarantine, with increased restrictions being implemented as cases in Florida are on the rise.  I’ll get all of her paperwork and then stay in a nearby hotel.

In truth, she could leave her home and stay at my sister’s house where would be able to be together taking precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.  But even with precautions there are no guarantees, and when she returns to her home she would be in quarantine for 14 days.

There are no easy answers anymore it seems.  We all have to make the best decisions we can with the information we’ve been given.

But, despite the uncertainty, I am hopeful that this time of upheaval and chaos, this collective dark night of the soul, is an opening to vast possibilities we may have only imagined.  One way of life may be over, but a new way of being and doing will be birthed from the turbulence.  And it’s up to us to make that happen.

Women’s voices are needed now more than ever!  Your voice!

The feminine naturally leads not from a place of competition, scarcity, and power over – but rather from a place of cooperation, abundance, and power with.  From a place of love and compassion.  But for centuries our voices have been suppressed and silenced.  No more.  The Divine Feminine is Rising and it’s time to speak our truth!   

As Barbara Marx Hubbard said, “For the first time in thousands of years, women now have the opportunity to give birth to their authentic feminine “Self”, and to actively participate in the workings of the evolutionary process.  The modern and postmodern rise of women into the role of evolutionary agents is an event of the highest significance.”

So how will you answer the call?  What will you do?  Where will you serve?

During the shutdown, I completed my research on Women’s Empowerment and the Divine Feminine.  If you’d like to learn more, here’s a link to a short PowerPoint presentation…

We’re all connected and the social issues that challenge us are inter-connected as well.  When we come together in community to learn, grow, and serve, we strengthen our commitment and increase our impact ensuring that we effect the change we want to see in the world.

It doesn’t matter which pillar you choose to focus on…environmental sustainability, health & well-being, education, economic empowerment, freedom from violence, equality…it all matters!  Choose a pillar and join with others to shift the paradigm from patriarchy and privilege to new systems that support the common good.

Regardless of our race, religion, age, or culture – we are all women.  We are sisters.  We are strong, courageous, and determined.  And together, as Fierce Warrior Goddesses of Light, we will change the world!

Be bold.  Be daring.  Be AWE-dacious!

Answering the Call

  • June 17, 2020
  • Lis Williams

Hmmm.  Where to begin? Let’s begin with Covid-19 and the pause that enveloped the globe.  For the first... Continue Reading

Hmmm.  Where to begin?

Let’s begin with Covid-19 and the pause that enveloped the globe.  For the first time ever, life was put on hold for everyone on the planet so we could protect ourselves, families and friends, and the most vulnerable among us.  We came together for the good of the whole because we saw ourselves at risk.

But while we were all focused on staying healthy, we continued to ignore the viruses that plague our world on an ongoing basis – the “isms”: racism, sexism, genderism, classism, ageism, etc…

What if we were to shut down our planet until we find a cure for the…

  • 3 million children who die of undernourishment each year
  • 12 million girls who are married before the age of 18
  • 40 million victims of human trafficking
  • 130 million girls who are not allowed to go to school
  • 150 million people who are homeless
  • 700 million people who live on less than $2/day
  • 800 million people who struggle with mental health

What if??

But in a world where divisiveness has become the norm, we seem unable to figure out how to shift the conversation to issues that really matter.  We don’t all agree that some things are utterly unacceptable, and that if we worked together we could make an impact.

And then, as the disease that left people “gasping for breath” begins to subside and the world starts opening up, we watch as George Floyd begs for his life with the words we’ll never forget, “I can’t breathe.”

We took to the streets with demonstrations, protests, and acts of violence in hope that the world would finally listen and insist on equality for all.

This past week, I had the opportunity to be part of an on-line conversation hosted by the SINE Network.  There were eight of us participating – four black women and four white.  It lasted 3 ½ hours.  Antoinette Rootsdawtah led us in a conversation that explored the obstacles to white allegiance which are white privilege, fragility, liberalism, and guilt.

We listened as our black sisters spoke of the racism, injustices, and inequalities they and their ancestors have endured for centuries.  And how challenging it can be to have honest conversations with white people who can’t see their own hidden biases.  They weren’t blaming, they were explaining that despite being educated and employed, changing the way they dress and do their hair, still they are not accepted as equals.  And at the end of the conversation, they asked for our support.   

“The world will be saved by the Western woman.”

– The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama said, “The world will be saved by the Western woman”, he didn’t mean that Western women are somehow superior.  What he meant is that using the qualities of the feminine and the resources of the western world, we collectively have the ability to shift the social systems of privilege to new systems that support the common good.  Paradigm shifts in every sector of society.

That’s where we are sisters.  It’s time!

From June 20th-27th, Unity Earth will be hosting World Unity Week (  AWE Partners is honored to join with many other partners, including The SINE Network, The Shift Network, Pachamama Alliance, Humanity’s Team, and the Source of Synergy Foundation, to foster a genuine movement toward global unity.

The theme for the week is “Answering the Call”.  I have been invited to host an open session where I’ll present my latest research entitled, “Peace Through Empowerment:  7 Pillars of the Divine Feminine Rising”.  I would love for you to join in the conversation and see how you might “Answer the Call” to be part of the solution at this pivotal time on our planet.

Be bold.  Be daring.  Be AWE-dacious!


P.S.  We’ll be live on our podcast, The Broader Edge, today at 5:00 p.m. ET.  You can find us in The Broader Edge Facebook group or on Enlightened World Network.  Today we’ll be talking about how we turn our desires into action to create the world we really want.  If you can’t be with us live be sure to check out my You Tube channel for all of the recordings.


We’re in This Together!

  • March 24, 2020
  • Lis Williams

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em-pa-thy (n): the ability to understand and share the feelings of another

In the past couple of years, the term empathy has become more popular, particularly as it relates to individuals who are empaths – those who feel the feelings of others.

Empathy is different from sympathy which means having feelings of pity or sorrow for someone else’s misfortune.  Empathy means you get it!

What has become readily apparent to me is that what we are experiencing right now collectively on the planet is a huge uptick in empathy.  For the first time ever, we can actually understand and feel what our sisters and brothers are feeling all over the globe.  Can you sense the power in this??  

If anyone ever doubted that we are in this together – I hope they now realize the truth of our common humanity.  What impacts you, impacts me.  What hurts you, hurts me.  And what heals you, heals me, my family and friends, my community, country – all of us!

We are all facing perhaps the most challenging circumstances of our lives.  Fears and anxieties over health and finances are rising to the surface for us to deal with.  The same type of fears and anxieties that many people around the world deal with every single day of their lives.

For most of us, this will end – hopefully sooner rather than later.  But we know it WILL end.

For others, this won’t be.  When medicines and vaccines are available to ensure that coronavirus cannot harm us to this extent any longer, those experiencing poverty, lacking access to healthcare, or living amidst violence – will continue to experience fear and anxiety.

Will we care?  Will we remember that for a short moment in time we were connected with them?

Or will we go back to our normal, busy lives where we sleepwalk through the days as if we have no other choice?

Perhaps, like me, this uninvited and paradoxical gift has proven to you that there is a better way to live.  We can…

Slow down

Take a breath

Care for our Soul

Get off the treadmill

Create white space in our calendars

Spend quality time with our loved ones

Reach out to check in on someone in need

Stop shopping for things that fill our homes but not our hearts

And think about the impact this is having on not just ourselves, but on so many others whose situations are far more precarious than our own.

Have you been thinking about the changes you might like to make when things go back to normal?  Or how you don’t want to go back to “normal”?

Are you wondering what you can do to help co-create a better world?  Are you tired of feeling like you’re in this alone?

There’s no more time for wondering what you can do to stop the madness or sitting on the sidelines hoping things will get better.  The world is waiting for you to step up and into your AWE-thentic Power to make the impact you came here to make.  What are you waiting for?  It’s time! 

If you’re ready to begin living from a deeper, more connected space as part of a sisterhood I invite you to join us.  Together we’ll own our gifts and talents, determine how and where we’re meant to serve, and support solutions that have the potential to shift things on our planet in such a way that our children and grandchildren have a chance at a better future.

If you’re ready for a “new normal” in your life and in the world, join our Facebook Group called “Business Women Giving Back”.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Be bold.  Be daring.  Be AWE-dacious!



20/20 Vision

  • February 5, 2020
  • Lis Williams

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Each spring I have the windows in my home cleaned.  It’s an event I look forward to because through the winter so much dirt has built up it’s hard to see out.  After the cleaning my whole view is clearer, brighter and more colorful.  

I find the same thing happens when I take time to step back from the world.  Whether for a long while, such as the sabbatical I took last fall, or for just 20 minutes during my morning meditation.  The view is still the same, but there’s more clarity, color, and life!

The beginning of a new year, or in this case a new decade, is the perfect time to step back and re-evaluate your vision. 

What’s your grander vision for life on this planet?  What would you change if you could wave your magic wand and make it happen?  What do you want to share with the world?  Where are you meant to serve?

Here’s what I’m seeing…there’s a tsunami happening, but not in the form of a natural disaster.  We as a society have lost faith in religion, healthcare, corporations, government, even Hollywood.  The result is a paradigm shift occurring in every facet of life and it’s REALLY uncomfortable.

No longer can we wait for our leaders to do the right thing and make intelligent, compassionate decisions. It’s up to us now and each of us is a critical player.

If we want to change the world it’s got to happen from the inside – out and bottom – up.

What do I mean?  Let’s take a look at where the shifts are already occurring…

·        Religion: Houses of worship are empty and yet a rising consciousness is happening around the globe led by individuals who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. 

·        Healthcare: Tired of an approach to health that focuses on treating the symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the illness and the mind/body link, informed consumers are turning to alternative and holistic medicine and practitioners. 

·        Business: The focus on shareholder value above all else is no longer accepted by progressive companies who recognize that long term sustainability requires management to consider   Profit + People + Planet = Triple Bottom Line.  And consumers want to purchase from and invest in social enterprises.

·        Patriarchy: The patriarchal model of “business as usual” is being overtaken by a more feminine approach that values equality over hierarchy, cooperation over control, and compassion over indifference. And women are finding their voice and speaking out against injustices that are inexcusable and have been allowed to continue for far too long.

·        Philanthropy/Social Impact:  The enormity of our social challenges means non-profit organizations cannot operate in silos.  They must partner with other organizations addressing the issues as well as government and business to have any chance of finding and implementing lasting solutions.

·        Government: Wish I could say there are changes afoot, but sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case with our politicians.  Not in the U.S. anyway.

Although it appears as if the world is in a state of absolute chaos, I don’t see it that way. What I see is an enormous amount of opportunity to co-create the better world we dream of. 

When everything is falling apart and crumbling at our feet, we can either curl up in a ball and hope it gets better soon.  Or we can figure out what gifts and talents we have to share and what issues and causes we’re meant to address.  Then find others who have the same calling and create partnerships and collaborations the lift everyone up.  AWE Partners was founded on this principle.

Yes, there are myriad problems around the globe that require attention.  But there’s also a tremendous amount of good work already happening.

Thankfully, the rise of the internet is making it easier to locate solutions and identify individuals, organizations, foundations, and others who are making the world a better place each and every day.  And they need and want our support.

So where do you fit into the equation?  That’s what we explore in my on-line course, Impact from the Inside Out. 

Here’s what some of the participants have said…

“I enjoyed sharing what I’ve discovered with the group and hearing what they’ve learned as well. The environment was fun, relaxed, and inspiring as we brainstormed ways to help each other in developing our individual goals and plans.”  

“I learned a lot with respect to being more strategic about my philanthropic endeavors.  I realized being generous wasn’t enough. I was being a little lazy about my research and now understand I was supporting programs and organizations that are already overfunded.  I learned how to evaluate programs so I could create more impact with my donations and talents.”

“During the course, I discovered an organization whose cause I connected with and I am now working with their Marketing Director using my expertise.  As I get to know their organization even better, I may consider serving on their Board of Directors.  Lis was an amazing resource to help me on this journey!”

We’ll be launching the course again this fall and we’re excited to continue the adventure with our new AWE-thentic Impact Circles in 2021.  Kind of like the popular “giving circles” you might have heard of – but on steroids.  Why? Because as heart-centered, mission-driven, badass women we can do so much more. 

Imagine linking your mission or that of your business with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)!  Does it get any better??

To stay fully engaged in the social impact space we need to align ourselves with causes and organizations that are right for us.  And we get to explore not only how to give, but how to shop and invest with purpose as well. 

There’s “Power in the Purse” and we hold the purse strings!

So if this new decade has inspired you to become part of the solution, I hope you’ll consider joining a circle of women ready to make their AWE-thentic Impact in the world together! We need your magnificence out there!

You can find out more here…

Be bold. Be daring. Be AWE-dacious!


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Is Anger an Effective Tool for Social Impact?

  • August 1, 2019
  • Lis Williams

😡Anger. Divisiveness. Name calling. Bullying.   It Seems Like Anger is Everywhere Today Sound familiar? It does if... Continue Reading

😡Anger. Divisiveness. Name calling. Bullying.


It Seems Like Anger is Everywhere Today

Sound familiar? It does if you ever turn on the news or follow social media (and who of us doesn’t?). It’s pretty much everywhere. Or so it seems.

And understandably so! There’s a lot to be angry about when almost weekly we learn of yet another abhorrent incident that would make even the most grounded folks feel enraged. It leaves us wondering:


What is wrong with people??

How can this be happening??

Why isn’t anyone doing anything to stop it??


Is Anger Working? Can It Drive Social Impact?

So if you feel yourself being drawn into the darkness (and you’re not alone!), I want to propose a better way forward. Ask yourself this question, “Is anger working for me?”

The even better question might be: Is anger working in our world?

What do I mean?

We often think of there being two types of emotions…the good and the bad. The good ones are things like love, peace, joy, happiness. We all know the “bad” ones: anger, rage, shame, guilt, resentment.

In truth, emotions aren’t good or bad. They just are – and we experience a full range of emotions if we’re alive and aware.

It’s not healthy to just express the “good” emotions while stuffing down the “bad” ones. This leads to mental and physical illness. But we’re not meant to get stuck in our emotions, either. We need to feel them, let them move through us, and release them.


Why Anger is Not an Effective Tool for Social Impact

I would submit that what we’re seeing today in our world is a lot of unhealthy and “stuck” emotions. Wounds that have never healed. Children who have never grown up. And, sadly, many of those in leadership positions are struggling with this.

So is jumping on their bandwagon really the best solution for us personally? Not for me!

Why not? Because in my experience, anger is not an effective tool for social impact. Or, frankly, for anything productive. Anger is just another form of fear. It gets in the way of finding solutions, of being light in the darkness.

And this energy of anger, of fear, of darkness explodes out into the world in rage, violence, and war.


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Changemakers Know the Secret to Overcoming Anger

If we want to be effective as change-makers, philanthropists, humanitarians – as human beings – anger is not the answer. Why not? Because anger cannot be overcome by anger.

The secret to overcoming anger is by expressing the oppositelove, compassion, tolerance, and patience. 💜

It doesn’t help for us to be drawn into the darkness. It doesn’t help for us to be hating on people who believe differently than we do.

To be effective, we need to show up differently. And we can!


Let anger be the spark that leads to inspired action.

It’s not so much what you’re against – it’s what you’re for.

Let peace be the path you take to impact. If we create our reality – then let’s create the peaceful world we dream of.

This is why at AWE Partners, we recognize that the inner work is as important – and even more important – than the outer, if we want to make our AWE-thentic Impact. When we do the inner work of healing our anger, grief, trauma, and feelings of separation, we can then be open to the inner wisdom of the authentic self which lies at our core.

The result is more clarity, guidance, and authentic personal power. Now, we can confidently take action from a place of love, compassion, and balance, rather than coming out fighting.


Small Steps to BIG Impact

Want to learn more about our AWE-Inspiring approach for inner and outer transformation?  Join my upcoming Facebook Challenge…Grow Your Business – Grow Your Impact For More Passion, Purpose & Profit.

Register for FREE right here! Can’t attend the live sessions? No worries, we’ve gotcha covered! You’ll get access to listen to the replays at your convenience.

Know someone else who’s ready to make a difference in the world and leave their legacy? Please spread the word and share this link. I look forward to seeing you there!

Be Bold. Be Daring. Be AWE-dacious!

We Need You! Calling all Change-MakHers…

  • July 10, 2019
  • Lis Williams

Our World Needs ChangemakHers Like You! Uncle Sam used the phrase, “We Need You” when recruiting for the... Continue Reading

Our World Needs ChangemakHers Like You!

Uncle Sam used the phrase, “We Need You” when recruiting for the military, but I’d like to re-purpose this phrase at this critical time on the planet and invite you to focus not on fighting a war, but on creating peace as a “Change-MakHer”.

Changemaker is a term coined by the social entrepreneurship organization, Ashoka, meaning one who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen.

Yes, ma’am! That sounds like something we could use more of right about now, doesn’t it? And since you’re reading this, I know you’re either already a change-maker or you desire to become one. So, I want to do everything I can to support you on your journey.


A Rising Consciousness Around Social Change

There is a rising consciousness around social change with more and more women embracing their power to effect change through decisions in how they invest, shop, and give. (I think Rosie the Riveter would be proud of us for using our muscle for the betterment of society – don’t you?)

It’s now possible to choose a cause that is near and dear to your heart and support finding solutions by intentionally using your wealth for good. And it’s not just happening in our personal lives.

Socially conscious entrepreneurs and executives are using their business as a platform to amplify their impact by involving their team members and clients in the effort. They realize now that they can use their business as a vehicle for compassionate, loving service in the world.

Are you as excited about this as I am? I hope so!

Why I LOVE Social Enterprises – and You Should, Too!

I LOVE social enterprises and honestly believe that every business should strive to be one.  Don’t you think every business should care about not just profit but purpose as well?

Imagine the paradigm shift that would occur if this were our reality. Really think about this for just a minute. I believe we’re ready to begin making that shift and that women will play a critical role.


Are my recruiting tactics working?

Are you ready to join a powerful Movement Towards Meaning?

Be sure to join my Facebook Group called Business Women Giving Back if you haven’t already.  And be on the lookout for new programming in early 2021 including my 7 Pillars of Women’s Re-Powerment and AWE-thentic Impact Circles.

Let’s co-create the better world we know is possible!

Be Bold. Be Daring. Be AWE-dacious!