Women's Empowerment Workshop in Vail, featuring M2M's Galpin, to benefit 9 Colorado non-profits

By Real Vail
September 6, 2011

Women's Empowerment Workshop, in Vail Sept. 15-18, will support nine Colorado non-profit organizations, including Mountain2Mountain, founded by mountain biking pioneer Shannon Galpin.

The public is invited to attend the Workshop's Keynote Speaker presentation benefiting M2M. M2M Founder, Shannon Galpin, will speak at Vail Mountain School at 7:30 p.m. on September 16 about her work creating opportunities for women and girls in conflict zones across the world. Her work is currently focused on Afghanistan. Tickets are $20 at the door.

The evening will include a showing of the documentary short by Vail native, Allison Otto, Waking Lions; Bombs,Burqas, and Bikes which documents Galpin's efforts and vision in Afghanistan over the past three years, and her groundbreaking mountain bike ride across the Panjshir Valley last fall.

The event will also host a sneak peek of the Streets of Afghanistan exhibition which debuted this spring at the Denver Art Museum. Lifesize images of an AFghanistan you've never seen allow you to look Afghan women in the eye and look beyond the narrow media lens into the beauty and the heartbreak of this region. To learn more, visit www.streetsofafghanistan.org.

“We're excited to host Shannon Galpin as our keynote speaker for Women's Empowerment Workshop. Her life is an inspiration; she's a living example that we have unlimited possibilities when we find and live our passion,” said Susie Kincade, co-founder of Women's Empowerment Workshop, which guides women to new depths of self-awareness and personal power through deep explorations in nature, life coaching and mentorship.

Nine Non-Profits Benefit from Women's Empowerment Workshop

Women's Empowerment Workshop also benefits other local and regional non-profits, including Walking Mountains, Eagle River Youth Coalition, Red Ribbon Project, Bright Future Foundation, Eagle Valley Land Trust, All Season's Chalice, Wilderness Workshop and the Colorado Environmental Coalition. Women's Empowerment Workshop will donate back a percentage of every full-price participant registered through these non-profits.

“We encourage women to register for the Workshop this week and support these great non-profits while gaining confidence, exploring your passion and becoming the woman you envision,” said Kincade. “It's a win-win for everyone!”

Women's Empowerment Workshop offers women an extraordinary opportunity to connect deeply to nature and to their own sense of self. The workshop includes expertly guided nature adventures, as well as yoga and meditation, healthy organic meals, herbal therapy, life coaching, one-on-one consultations and exciting women authors and facilitators.

Registration ends Friday, September 9. Register on-line at www.womenempower.us or call 970-390-7915.

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