Who We Are

… We are a vibrant, eclectic community of individuals who recognize interconnectedness, believe in goodness, choose love first…

Shakti Rising Empowers Women Leaders to Create Social Change. Shakti is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Who we are

Shakti Rising is a social change organization transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community. We cultivate the health and emerging leadership of women and girls, ultimately empowering them to utilize their personal transformation as a catalyst for positive change in their families and communities. This creates gradual cultural change that supports sustainable, cooperative, healthy societies.

 Our mission

Our work actively promotes community well-being by creating woman and child friendly societies that are safe, healthy, vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and culturally alive. Our mission is to empower women to uncover, rediscover, and reclaim their whole selves.

Meet our Staff

Shakti’s Directors’ Circle (Board of Directors) is a critical component in the evolving, innovative, and woman-centered model of leadership that is the foundation of our model of transformation. The Directors’ Circle works in partnership with staff and volunteers to implement strategic initiatives that further the mission and vision of the organization. Two seats on the Directors’ Circle are specifically dedicated to graduates of and/or women in the Shakti Rising Apprenticeship program.

Meet our Directors


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