Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at an exciting Bay-Area Book Event!
Featuring three of our beloved authors
from Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership

Jean Shinoda Bolen
Carol Lee Flinders
China Galland

January 13, 2012
7-9 pm

Book Passages
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

This event is FREE!
Bring your friends and join us for an evening of deep connection and authentic conversation
at the intersection of faith and feminism,women's spirituality and transformative leadership.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book launched at Seattle events October 26 and 27!

Women of Spirit and Faith
will launch our new book
Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power
in Seattle!

Join us at these exciting events
as we celebrate the publication of this remarkable anthology of diverse women’s voices
and explore the transformative power of women’s spiritual leadership
with circle dialogues and deep listening.

Wednesday - October 26, 2011
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Book Event and Signing
East West Bookshop
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Thursday - October 27, 2011
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Where Grace Meets Power: A Women’s Gathering
Interfaith Community Church
1763 NW 62nd Street
Seattle, Washington 98107

From the book:

We invite you to come with curiosity into this living community of spiritual women, listening deeply as they share their personal stories of how their spiritual journeys have shaped and honed them as leaders, stories about breakdowns that were actually breakthroughs, stories of relationships with other women that were both affirming and challenging, and stories about local and global challenges that were faced with integrity and collaboration, candor and compassion. We do not offer answers to all of the complex questions facing us as a human family, but we invite you to join us as we surrender to the mystery of being open, present, and engaged together in these uncertain times.

All four editors of this book will be available at these events
to sign your books and to engage with you in a rich conversation.

No cost to attend.

No RSVP necessary for either event.

Bring your friends!

Pass this invitation along to your Seattle area colleagues and contacts.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Join me on The World-Changing Success Telesummit

9 Experts.  5 Days. 
Join me at The World-Changing Success Telesummit as we offer tips and advice on how to step forward and bring your gifts to the world. 
Kate Siner Francis will interview me July 11at 4 pm Pacific time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Interview on Weaving the World

I recently joined long-time friend Sharon Maynard for a great conversation about women, spirituality, leadership and so much more. Check it out at Weaving the World.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Check out my interview on Circle Connections Blogtalk Radio

Listen in on my juicy conversation with Rhonda Hull of Circle Connections!
Show: Exploring the Alchemy of Our Spiritual Leadership: Women Redefining Power

Date/Time: Mar 28, 2011 12:30 PM PDT

Listen: Click to listen.

Rhonda's co-host Ann Smith was not able to join us today. Ann and Rhonda anchor a great radio program and I encourage you to listen to their archived programs for a wonderful exploration of women's potential.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Enjoy this TED Women talk by Courtney Martin

I am delighted to share this TED Women talk by Courtney Martin, a remarkable young woman leader who attended our Women of Spirit and Faith Retreat in November.  

The TED folks introduce Courtney with this language: TED Talks Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism." In a personal and heartfelt talk, she describes the three paradoxes that define her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.

I would use this language: I am filled with gratitude for Courtney’s keen intelligence, her huge open heart and her grounded wisdom. Her talk is a lived experience of what happens when you weave together feminism with spiritual leadership. She brought me to tears and flooded me with optimism about the future of this planet.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Voices of Women - Radio Show Friday March 4

On Friday, March 4 at 1 pm Pacific Time, I will be the guest of award-winning host Kris Steinnes on her radio show, Voices of Women. We will be discussing ‘The Alchemy of Women’s Spiritual Leadership”.

To listen live or to connect with us during the show we have several options.

• Go to  and click on “Listen Live” on the right side of the home page. A player will pop up and you may have to hit the play button.

• Listen on WBLQ 1230 in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York

• Listener call-in 1 800 930 2819

If you want to listen later, a link to the show is available here:

Thanks for listening!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Check out my interview in Magazine

The Alchemy of Our Spiritual Leadership: Women Redefining Power.
Interview with Co-Leader Kathe Schaaf by Willi Paul.
Co-Presented by Magazine &

"Many women are feeling restless and knowing in their bones that ‘Now is the time’. It feels like a collective preparation for an impending birth. As women, we know something important about birthing and I think we are relieved that the world seems to be asking for our wisdom and experience after so many centuries of being shut out of leadership, marginalized and unheard."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tune in to 'Voices of the Sacred Feminine' Wednesday Feb, 16 at 6 pm Pacific

Greetings Friends and Family,
Be sure to tune in LIVE to
'Voices of the Sacred Feminine'
Blog Talk Radio
Wednesday - February 16
6 pm Pacific,
or from the archives at your convenience.....

Kathe Schaaf - one of the original co-founders of Gather the Women Global Matrix, served on the leadership circle of that collaborative global community for five years. She is an Ambassador for the Parliament of the World's Religions and in 2010, she co-founded Women of Spirit and Faith, an organization to invite the many brilliant threads of feminine spiritual leadership into relationship and to support emerging patterns for transformation. Tune in and hear our discussion - The Alchemy of Women's Spiritual Leadership as we delve into how the energy of the "Sacred Feminine is rising globally among women from many diverse spiritual perspectives resulting in potent conversations at the intersection of feminism and faith - which may be giving rise to a whole new paradigms of women's leadership. We will discuss many aspects related to this theme, including how the voices of compassion, unity and hope can be more potent and powerful than those of fear and separation.

At the bottom of the hour -
James William Gibson - author of A Re-Enchanted World; A New Kinship with Nature will discuss a yearning for a spiritual connection with Nature that is making a broad comeback from Greenpeace eco-warriors to evangelical Christians preaching "creation care and geneticists speaking openly of human-animal kinship. As we grapple with dire environmental disasters, re-enchantment may be the final hope for protecting the world in which we all must live.

Time: 6PM Pacific You'll have to make adjustments for your time zone. And the show is available later from the archives where you might listen at your convenience.

To call in: 718-766-4662
To listen: Click on:

Karen Tate 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Prayer request from URI Noon Friday February 4

This important request came from United Religions Initiative (URI) this morning:

The URI Women's Coalition MCC is comprised of CC's around the world who are concerned about women's welfare. The Four Coordinators have been very moved and concerned by the recent demonstrations and violence in different parts of the MENA region especially in Egypt. We're aware that other countries in other regions are also currently threatened by violence and instability.

As we pray for an end to violence, we're moved to connect with the women and mothers who are fearful about the safety and well-being of their husbands and children. We ask for the protection of the Divine Mother to safeguard everyone and to restore harmony among people struggling for a better future for their families.

We're asking women all over the world to join us in a garland of prayers Friday at 12 noon wherever they are -- to join Egyptian mothers in praying for the safety and protection of their children, and for peace to prevail in Egypt and in the world.

Please join us.

Much love,
Ardey Turner
Despina Namwembe
Elana Rozenman
Yoland Trevino
URI Women's Coalition MCC

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Join Women of Spirit and Faith at the UN

Women's Spiritual Leadership: A Resource for Global Change
A Circle Dialogue at NGO-CSW 2011
February 28, 2011   ~~  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Drew Room -1st floor
Church Center
(across the street from the U.N.
at the corner 44th St. and First Ave.)
777 U.N. Plaza
New York, NY

This gathering is open to the public. No fee and no UN credentials required.

Join us for this lively dialogue exploring important questions about women, spirituality and global leadership.

What is the special contribution of women to spiritual leadership?
How can we nurture the leadership and power that is emerging from women now?
How do we redefine power?
How do we speak our truth?
How do we stand for the greatness of each other?
What is waiting to be birthed in the community of women of spirit and faith?
How can the feminine voices of compassion, unity and hope become more real and compelling than the voices of fear and separation?
What can we do together that none of us could do separately?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Good Question

Recently, William Paul of Magazine asked me What makes women’s spirituality different than men’s these days? This is my answer.

I do see something fascinating happening right now among spiritual women I know – a shared sense of excitement and urgency about showing up fully and stepping into the potential of this moment in human history. Many women are feeling restless and knowing in their bones that ‘Now is the time’. It feels like a collective preparation for an impending birth. As women, we know something important about birthing and I think we are relieved that the world seems to be asking for our wisdom and experience after so many centuries of being shut out of leadership, marginalized and unheard. We are finding our individual voices and we are weaving communities of connection so that we can listen to and learn from one another. Spirituality is the heartbeat of this organic process, which feels congruent and natural for many of us. There is a rising energy of the Sacred Feminine afoot among us and a lively discussion about the impact of having a God who is defined as masculine in many of the major religious traditions. There is a sense of remembering an aspect of ourselves, what Vajra Ma describes as ‘women’s natural spiritual authority.’ In this context, authority does not mean power over others but more an awakening to our own powerful gifts offered in service of the divine.

The men in my life are witnessing and supporting this journey and it is the same for many women I know. At our recent Retreat for North American women spiritual leaders, one of the women spoke about her husband’s reaction to her new passion: “He sees what is needed in humanity right now is a transformation in consciousness, and he sees that women are going to lead that transformation.”

I also see that sometimes men reacts with concern and confusion. They see this growing, buzzing hive of women and are not exactly sure what we are doing and what it means for them. I don’t see the same kind of collective energy or community taking form among spiritual men right now. That might happen organically if men are hungry to explore the same kinds of questions.