Now, more than ever, the Future is Female.

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election was a major blow to women. It was also a stark wake up call. Women across the U.S. and the world are rising up to take back their power, and push for increased leadership across all sectors of society.

Our pre-inauguration day-long retreat will be held in preparation for the Women's March, and will take place in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017.


RESET Retreats connect women with their power and purpose, cultivate meaningful communities, and teach women critical resiliency skills so they can return to their lives and work with the power, clarity, and meaning needed to take on the challenges ahead.


Washington, DC // January 20, 2017

This day-long retreat, hosted in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC, will bring women together to connect, explore what it means to be a woman in this time of tumultuous change, and prepare - as a community - for the Women's March. We will arm you with the skills, insights and mindset to face the challenges ahead from a place of power, courage, and unity.

We will be joined by guest experts and teachers, including community activists, former government officials, and creative leaders. VICELAND Bus also expected to support (pending). Speakers and Facilitators:

  • Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices
  • Kara Dansky, One Thousand Arms and former Senior Counsel, ACLU
  • Mary Pryor, Social Strategist
  • Channapha Khamvongsa, Founder & Executive Director, Legacies of War
  • Vanessa Black, Filmmaker; Director, 'Kid Warrior'
  • River Finlay, Filmmaker; former Program Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Francine Madera, Naam Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Collective Action Energizes.

Our workshops will help you connect to your highest purpose during this politically charged and fear-filled time, and equip you with skills to mobilize around the issues you are ready to fight for.


Opening and Intention Setting

Opening: Convene for introductions and intention setting: What drew you to the March, and to this retreat? Time to build community? If so, what do you feel ready to give, and to receive? Time to gain clarity and skills for the challenges ahead? If so, what needs to be cleared or built up to help equip you with the skills, information and network to take action?


  • Women at the forefront of change
  • Resilience in the midst of uncertainty

Workshops 1 & 2

Self-Audit: Defining Your Activist Profile

Audit: We will dive in by taking a step back. In this Audit exercise, you will outline and get explicit about your current reality vs. your growing priorities vis-a-vis political and social activism: what is the current state of your professional life, time, health and motivation? What moves you most immediately and deeply, and how can you set yourself up for success - staying focused and sustaining energy over the long term?

Political Activism Essentials

Activism Essentials: Whether you're an experienced organizer or you're new to activism, this review of the essentials will reconnect you with the most important elements of getting and staying engaged in local, state and national politics. By the end of this session, you will have the basics of your 'story', be acquainted with your Reps and their issues, and will be armed with the tools to engage immediately.


  • Audit: What Type of Activist Are You?
  • Political activism toolkit
  • Storytelling: telling your story and defining who are you in this time


Workshop 3 & 4

Political Activism Essentials (Cont.)

Developing an Action Plan

Action Plan: Together in small groups, you will outline an action plan - putting in place specific steps towards your activism goal, and integrating ways to: a) monitor success and progress and b) integrate energizing practices to help sustain your role as a more activated citizen, woman and leader during these uncertain times. You will establish everyday practices to help you operate with more energy and connection to the causes or communities you are ready to fight for.


  • Turning energy into action
  • Methods for monitoring progress
  • Review and preparation for Women's March

Sign-making Party

This event is open to the public. We are inviting some incredible women artists to join us, and this session will be just what is needed to generate the positive energy needed for our March the next day.

January 21 Breakfast

Join us again at the same location on the morning of the March to gather and head to the march together.


According to the Center for American Progress, 'the presence of women in top leadership positions—as equity law partners, medical school deans, and corporate executive officers, for example—remains stuck at a mere 10 percent to 20 percent... and it is now estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until the year 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles.'

The Time is Now.

The 2016 election was a reminder of how much more urgently we need to empower women to rise as leaders. RESET teaches women simple but profound ways to identify, connect deeply with, and take action on the issues they care most about… ultimately helping women cultivate the warrior energy within, and redirect the course of leadership in all sectors of society.


Our team flexes to meet the needs of each retreat, and includes yoga and meditation teachers, chefs, writers, coaches, activists, artists and visionaries. Teacher bios forthcoming.

RESET Founders, Cora Neumann and Alma Lacour

Cora Neumann, Founder, RESET and Global First Ladies Alliance

For nearly 20 years, Cora has collaborated with international leaders in over 40 countries on strategies to improve the lives of their populations. Cora is founder of the Global First Ladies Alliance, and served as a senior advisor under Secretary Clinton at the U.S. Department of State. She has worked for RAND Corporation, the Bush Institute, Care.com, the Clinton Global Initiative, the World Health Organization, and United Nations. Cora holds a doctorate in international development from the University of Oxford UK, and an MPH in global public health from Columbia University. Cora's doctoral work focused on preserving indigenous Ayurvedic medical systems in South and Southeast Asia, and she is a trained Ayurvedic practitioner and meditator.

Alma Lacour, Co-founder, RESET and Former Partner, Mass Appeal Creative

Alma works alongside incredible human beings to uncover their purpose, story, and brand. Whether her clients are individuals or companies, she provide a pathway to creative expression that is rooted in meaning and impact. She does this work because she believe that when you operate from a true place, clear intentions drive clear results. For nearly fifteen years, she worked with interns and executives, emerging artists and Fortune 500 brands including the likes of Absolut, Coca-Cola, HBO, Reebok, Under Armour and more. Across all of her work, there remains one constant; people want deeper meaning in what they do. They want it to matter. And in today’s world, caring counts for a lot.



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