Dr. Kathy Hearn is an international speaker, teacher, consultant, counselor and facilitator. In February 2012 she completed 10 years as the Community Spiritual Leader of United Centers for Spiritual Living. She is an Ordained Minister, and was awarded the Honorary Doctorate and the Doctor of Religious degrees by United Centers for Spiritual Living. She has been a regular contributor to Science of Mind magazine. Currently, Dr. Kathy serves as an instructor for Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies and is on the Board of the Science of Mind Foundation and the Board of Governors for the Spiritual Living Archives. She is a member of the Leadership Council of Association for Global New Thought and served as a facilitator for AGNT’s Awakened World 2012 Conference in Rome and Florence. She is active in women’s leadership and empowerment work. She appeared in the film “The Heart to Lead – Women as Allies for the Greater Good.”
Diane Longboat, Turtle Clan, Mohawk Nation, Six Nations Grand River Territory, is a leader, speaker, professional educator, healer and traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways. Her calling over the past four decades has been to bring the messages of Spirit to all facets of her work including building First Nations laws on the environment and education and creating opportunities for youth to fulfill their roles in the prophecy for Earth Changes. Kahontakwas leads Soul of the Mother, a not for profit offering soul defining Indigenous ceremonies that build human beings into spiritual warriors of peace transforming Mother Earth one warrior at a time. Her education work with First Nations organizations nationally and provincially in building programs, designing research, and writing has made her well known in Canada for both efficacy and integrity.
Ayesha Mattu is a writer, editor and international development consultant who has worked in the field of women’s human rights since 1998. Her first book “Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of Muslim Women” was featured globally by media including The New York Times, BBC, and The Times of India. She was selected a ‘Muslim Leader of Tomorrow’ by the UN Alliance of Civilizations and has served on the boards of IDEX, the Women’s Funding Network, and World Pulse. Ayesha is an alumna of Voices of Our Nations writers’ workshop and a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.
“ALisa Starkweather’s influence rests in her ability to plug directly into that divine feminine energy and carry women home to themselves on its current.” J.L. For nearly three decades ALisa has devoted her life to the empowerment of women and girls with a deep knowing that this is our time to rise and lead. ALisa Starkweather is a visionary and founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, Women in Power initiations, Women’s Belly and Womb Conferences and Priestess Path Apprenticeship, her women’s mystery school in New England. She is the co-producer of the documentary film Things We Don’t Talk About; Women’s Stories in the Red Tent, a facilitator and ceremonialist for Fierce Feminine Life and a contributor in our anthology Where Grace Meets Power.
Naomi Tutu has served as a development consultant in West Africa and a program coordinator for programs on Race and Gender and Gender-Based Violence in Education at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. She has also taught at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and Brevard College. She served as Program Coordinator for the historic Race Relations Institute at Fisk University, and was a part of the Institute’s delegation to the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Naomi has led Truth and Reconciliation Workshops for groups dealing with different types of conflict. She is pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Vanderbilt University and is the single mother of two daughters and a son.