“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but i can
look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
― Louisa May Alcott
Our work is dedicated to the individual, the whole, and the greater whole.
I. We work to develop and inspire WOMEN at all stages of their lives and careers to create and achieve their own success.
We are here to support ALL women at ALL stages of their lives and careers, in gender equity, access, and parity. To thrive within the current political, economic and social landscape you must manage complexity, simultaneously wear multiple hats, and be the master of numerous disciplines. At the same time, you have to maintain clarity of vision, think strategically, stay productive and focused on what matters most, and remain excited about the world and your contributions for good.
If you are ready to step into your own power and potential, we offer a customized portfolio of programs, retreats, and coaching, as well as Simple Rules for Women's Leadership, Mothers and Daughters, 9 Leadership Power Tools, and the Women's Leadership Lab. The chance to make a real difference in this world is what you dreamed of, what catapults you out of bed in the morning, and what keeps your blood pumping. Whether you are 18 or 80, every day presents opportunities and challenges to create something new and exciting in your life.
II. We support human dignity and provide basic essentials for those who need it. Packs for Prosperity
In 2023 in the United States, there are over half a million people experiencing homelessness. These individuals live in a temporary shelter or transitional housing or
sleep in a place not meant for habitation, like an abandoned building or an old car. The top four causes of homelessness, in order, are: lack of affordable housing,
unemployment, poverty, and low wages.
Today in the state of Arizona 82,000 individuals are receiving emergency food boxes each week in Arizona; more than 14,000 individuals experience homelessness each day; and 30% of the homeless population are children and teens? If you think a small act of kindness does not matter, or goes unnoticed, you are mistaken.
Our support has included Packs for Prosperity and The Florence Project in providing basic and essential supplies; and to offer a compassionate human exchange of kindness for one moment in another person’s life. One Simple Thing can make a difference.
III. To bring Simple Rules to young people around the corner or across the globe in order to create the conditions and patterns for building and engaging in an affirming, healthy, just, and sustainable future.
Simple Rules can be the foundation of positive youth development focusing on relationships, strengthening academic, soft, and technical skills, cultivating safe spaces, and offering youth the opportunities to succeed in meaningful ways.
Today the world is an uncertain place. While there are plenty of things to worry about - just check headlines or news feeds - there is also strength and determination in the millions of young people who wish to make a difference. We believe that learning and growing is about creating the capacity to adapt. That means seeing and understanding our own patterns of behavior, making sense of what is around us, coming to an informed decision and then acting.
Simple Rules provide the guideposts for building a healthy, productive and sustainable world. One Simple Thing can change everything; YOU can change everything!
IV. Create and support social, physical, and economic environments that promote attaining the best possible health and well-being for all.” Our tools will be promoting health equity, recognizing and addressing the social determinants, and expanding health literacy in our communities.
To meet the challenge and potential of the best-possible health and well-being across our communities through the promotion and practices of health equity and health literacy, in support of the social determinants of health.
Health Equity is creating an environment where everyone is valued and treated equally by recognizing and addressing historic and ongoing inequalities and injustices, and eliminating disparities in health and health care.
What are Social Determinants of Health?
The social determinants of health (SDH) are the non-medical factors that influence how healthy we are and can be. They are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of driving or restraining influences and structures shaping the conditions of our daily life. These may include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems, food
insecurity, and access to affordable and quality health services (Source: CDC, WHO, 2023).
Health Literacy is simply an individual’s ability to self-manage and maintain their health by effectively using the health care systems and tools already in place. This can be a serious problem with people who misunderstand how to navigate the health care system, are unable to manage their medications and care plans, feel unheard or ignored by their care providers, and may develop worsening chronic outcomes.