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2011 Passion Into Action Highlights

Be Inspired, Be Motivated, Be Moved

Passion Into Action, Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA featuring special guests Nina Simons of Bioneers, Marie Wilson of the White House Project, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Kathy LeMay and many more.

“The most incredibly evolved group of women I have ever met in my life!” – Gloria Feldt

“Passion Into Action is like falling in love. If you fall in love deeply enough with that which really matters to you, everything opens from there.” – Chameli Ardagh

“You could see what the outcome of this conference is…it’s a way for women to voice what the issues of the day are, how we can improve our community, the nation, our planet. It provided me with inspiration, but also tools.” – Elaine Sierra

Click Here to Register & Purchase Tickets!

Join today’s leading women’s speakers and activists at See Jane Do’s 2nd Annual Passion Into Action: A Women’s Conference. See Jane Do will host world renowned speakers and over a dozen workshop leaders on self development, green living, health & wellness, leadership and the value of you.

This inspired gathering of hearts and minds was realized after an exciting year traveling across the nation to capture the incredible stories of everyday women who were doing extraordinary things for the planet, for our monthly radio show and website.

We wanted to design a conference that specifically served women in rural communities and small towns. These are places where small steps can lead to bigger changes at a rapid pace and community members are vested on a personal level in taking care of each other and the area in which they live.

Passion Into Action creates a space for the women in their community to meet, network and explore ideas on how to work together on one another’s projects and strengthen their community. Most important, the content of the event will hopefully transfer ideas into action. The event showcases real women with real solutions; mixing local and non-local leaders & visionaries, artists & musicians, mothers & grandmothers, teachers & students, homemakers & business owners among others.

Whether you’re seeking tools to fund your passion and business, connect with a group of like-minded women to support the good work you’re doing, or finding your voice and simplifying your life, we hope you find Passion Into Action to be an investment in your and our collective futures.

A portion of the proceeds go to The Friendship Club and the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition of Nevada County.

Friday, April 29, 2011
Passion Into Action Opening Night “A Special Evening with Nina Simons of Bioneers” plus Nevada Littlewolf and performance by the Feather River Singers
630pm Reception, 7-9pm Show

Saturday, April 30, 2011
All-Day Conference with Keynote Speakers Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marie Wilson of The White House Project, Kathy LeMay and Nina Simons plus Workshop Leaders: The White House Project featuring Elizabeth Johnson & Nevada Littlewolf, Kim Stravers, Linda Joy Myers, Jennifer Cohen, Sonika Tinker, Shawn Tuttle, Carole Carson, Chameli Ardagh, Kathleen McIntire, Patt Lind-Kyle, Jessica Reeder, Jesse Locks & Elisa Parker, Stacy Malkan, Alexis Schroeder & Jeanne Dasaro.
830am Registration, 9am-530pm Conference

Tickets (tickets are limited to 250)

Save & Buy the Full Conference Pass – Friday “Opening Night With Nina Simons” & Saturday Conference (includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch) $95adv/$105 door

Friday “Opening Night With Nina Simons” Only $35adv/$45door, Saturday Conference Only (includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch) $70adv/$80door (Please add $3 for service and handling fees)

About Passion Into Action Keynote Speakers

Nina Simons is President and Co-Founder of Bioneers, and has co-produced the Bioneers Conference and guided the organization’s growth since 1990. Previously, her social entrepreneurship included serving as president of Seeds of Change, the organic biodiversity garden seed company, which she helped develop into a national brand within five years, and directing strategic marketing efforts for Odwalla while the company expanded rapidly across the country. Nina translates her life experience into tools for inspiring and informing the emerging leadership of others. She teaches and lectures on Re-Inventing Leadership from the Inside Out, Restoring the Feminine and Organizations as Living Systems. She co-created Cultivating Women’s Leadership – a five-day intensive for women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and disciplines with a significant desire and capacity to effect positive change in their communities. Her work helps to reveal and celebrate the interconnectedness of environment, health, consciousness and social justice.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker who draws from spiritual, feminist, Jungian, medical and personal wellsprings of experience. She is the author of Like A Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet (2011), The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine and Urgent Message from Mother. She is a major advocate for a United Nations 5th World Conference on Women, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, and past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women—For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered.

TIFFANY DUFU, in 2011, Tiffany became president of The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(3), aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. Tiffany has forged new partnerships, strengthened the Corporate Council, and refined the organization’s strategy. Having now raised nearly $20 million toward the cause of women and girls, she has been featured in The Seattle Times, The New York Times and NPR, and is a frequent speaker on nonprofit fundraising and women’s leadership.

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and philanthropic individuals with social action planning worldwide. Kathy, who began her global activism in war-torn Yugoslavia where she worked with women survivors of the siege and rape-genocide camps, has been a social change fundraiser for fifteen years, raising millions of dollars in the fields of women’s human rights, hunger and poverty relief, HIV/AIDS, and movement-building. Kathy has provided social-change fundraising and generosity trainings to hundreds of organizations throughout the world—including top-level executives at, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and CitiFinancial—as well as being a prolific public speaker on strategies that advance the movement for justice and empower women to come into their own voices. She has appeared on numerous tv and radio shows including Oxygen TV and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

2011 Passion Into Action Workshops

Defining You

1. From Fear into Freedom-Riding the Waves of the Seven C’s – Kathleen McIntire

2. Tapping into Your Passion – Patt Lind-Kyle

3. Telling Your Story: How to Write a Powerful Memoir – Linda Joy Myers

Taking Care of You

1. How to Kick Ass Without Kicking Your Own Ass- Shawn Tuttle

2. Fitness Made Simple: Three Steps to a Healthier You- Carole Carson

3. The Possibility of Relationship: Creating Relationships That Call You to Rise! – Sonica Tinker

Green Living

1. Plate to Politics- The White House Project with Elizabeth Johnson and Nevada Littlewolf

2. Upcycle Your Life – Jessica Reeder & Amber Clisura

3. Uniting & Igniting Communities Around Green Issues – Kim Stravers

The Value of You

1. Navigating a Path to a Career in Public Service- A Roadmap for Creating Social Impact- Alexis Schroeder and Jeanne Dasaro of New Prosperity Initiative

2. Raising Money in Rural Communities – The White House Project with Elizabeth Johnson and Nevada Littlewolf

3. The Girlcott: 5 Strategies for How Women Can Change the World in 2011 – Stacy Malkan

Leading Your Life

1. Everything begins with one step–discover the power of commitment– Chameli Ardagh

2. Exquisite Sufficiency: source your passion and move to effortless action – Jennifer Cohen

3. Blueprint for Change: The White House Project with Liz Johnson and Nevada Littlewolf

Passion Into Action After-Party with special guests Fishtank Ensemble and MaMuse

Join us after Passion Into Action for a special evening of song and dance with two incredible groups.

Tickets – $18 Center for the Arts members & Passion Into Action attendees, $20 non-member.
Purchase tickets here.

The Center for the Arts
314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, California 95945, 530 274 8384
Box Office hours: Noon to 5:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday

Many thanks to KVMR 89.FM, Gather the Women, Insight Directory, Women Worldwide-West Coast, Moonshine Ink, Summer Thymes Bakery, BriarPatch Co-op, Kial James, A.P.P.L.E Center and The Center for the Arts, for their generous support of Passion Into Action.

For up to date information on the conference and FAQs check out the Passion Into Action Blog. To learn how you can sponsor or have a booth at PIA please contact Jesse Locks at jesse@seejanedo.com.

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