We lead, inspire and mentor women to embrace their power, purpose and value, and to take responsibility for their relationships.  We empower women to live the lives they love, igniting their passion to make a positive contribution in the world.

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  • Who we are
  • 1. Who are we and what do we believe?

    The Family of Women is a purpose-driven, non-profit organization whose members strive to support one another to have successful lives and relationships. 

    We are a community of women who believe that self-acceptance is the cornerstone of a woman's happiness and well-being.  We are women who have the audacity to believe that we can live a life of passion and purpose and that another woman's success does not impede our own.  In cultivating relationship, we support one another to take our place as purposeful women in the world, and to have our dreams become reality.

  • 2. What is the mission and purpose of the Family of Women?

    We lead, inspire, and mentor women to embrace their power, purpose, and value, and to take responsibility for their relationships. We empower women to live the lives they love, igniting their passion to make a positive contribution in the world.

  • 3. How do you do that?

    We meet, in person or on the phone, and participate in structured programs where we learn and practice successful relationship and leadership skills. By developing and practicing, we discover truths about ourselves and each other. It is in this process that we establish deep and lasting bonds and trust with one another, while simultaneously removing the barriers that keep us from living our dreams.

    We deliver skills that will help you live a richer life. We don't offer sugar-coated quick fixes. (Most of us have tried those, and we know they don't work!) We offer a way to live life on life's terms, with tools that work, and continual support. We also provide ample opportunities for leadership in our community, because we know that by stepping up to the challenges and responsibilities of leading here, you will learn to lead powerfully in your own life.

  • 4. Where are you located?

    We are comprised of many local areas and chapters within two territories -

    • East which includes locations such as New York City, Boston, and Toronto, and; 
    • West which includes Calgary, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

    As well as many smaller or more remote areas in between! Check out our regional contacts for more info or submit a general inquiry to membership@familyofwomen.org


  • 5. What about confidentiality?

    Protecting each others privacy is a cornerstone of our way of being. We hold each other to strict standards of confidentiality, trust and acceptance.

  • 6. Who we are not.

    The Family of Women is not a support group nor is it designed or delivered in such a way as to be psychotherapeutic. 

    We are non-denominational and have no religious affiliations.  We are not a cult or members of any kind of institute, patriarchal or polygamous society or organization.  We are not TV evangelists and we cannot make unicorns appear out of thin air… although that would be cool, the thing about unicorns that is.


  • Program Information
  • 1. What is a program?

    Programs are regular meetings conducted during six month cycles. Most of the meetings are face to face although other alternatives are available in some locations to accommodate women who cannot meet face to face due to geographic.

    Our programs provide the opportunity to create a personal goal during the six month cycle, and to have the support of the other program members in helping you achieve that goal.

  • 2. What does a typical program look like?

    Each six-month cycle has a theme which the program material supports. Past themes have included Self-Discipline, Passion, and Gratitude.
    In each program there are questions, exercises, and other experiential activities designed to support the women in achieving their cycle goals and to bring each woman into a greater understanding and acceptance of herself.

    Programs are a safe and loving place for women to come together and be themselves.

  • 3. What kind of commitment is involved?

    Programs meet for 2-3 hours each week.  Some of us choose to participate on a less structured level depending on time constraints. For these members, there are periodic meetings and other events where participation is optional. The choice is always yours.

  • 4. When and where do programs meet?

    Programs meet in living rooms, board rooms, community centres....anywhere that a safe space, free of distractions can be created and maintained for the duration of the meeting. 

    Confidentiality is priority #1. Safe = Share = Support = Success!

  • 5. Who can attend programs?

    Women who are in good standing with their membership dues and program registration fees are eligible to attend weekly programs.

  • 6. How many women are in program?

    The minimum number of woman for a face to face program is four.  The maximum suggested is 10 women per program so that every woman truly has the opportunity to share, be seen and heard and receive the support and mentoring that she needs.

  • 7. How do I find a program near me?

    Get in touch with one of our regional contacts to find the programs available to you.  Not sure what regional you fall under?  Send us a message and we’ll get you where you need to go!

  • 8. What is your current program topic?

    Our topic for January-June 2016 is:  "Communication: What's your message?"  

    Motivational speaker Brian Tracy says "Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." Are you ready to improve the quality of your life by improving your communication? If so, join us in January for "Communication: What's your message?" This cycle we will explore communication from a number of different perspectives. We'll share how we already communicate effectively and learn how to enhance our ability to send and receive communications. There are many different ways to communicate in our world today - let's explore them together!! Whadda ya say?
  • 9. Are you involved in Community Service?


    The Family of Women has a strong tradition of making a difference in the world. This is one of the key principles of our Mission, and also one of our Core Values.


    Our Core Value of Service:


    "We embrace our responsibility to humanity through being of service to our members, communities, and society at large. Our acts of service strengthen our communities, allowing each of us to realize our purpose in the world."


    Chapters sometimes plan specific service events, or may have a Special Program dedicated to Community Service. A day of service activity is often incorporated into our weekly program agendas as well, so that all members have the opportunity to be of service in some capacity, working together with the women in their weekly meetings.  

    In addition, many ongoing service activities are led by members of our organization, and these are open to anyone who wishes to join. Your Chapter Coordinator or Program Leader can give details of community service opportunities in your area.

  • 10. What else do you offer?

    In addition to our regular program meetings, we currently offer a number of specialty programs for our members. Such programs include Leadership Training, the Married Women's Program, the Getting Ready Program for single women who are contemplating marriage, Community Outreach programs, the Ambassador Program, and the Women’s Discovery Weekend. 

    We also offer a “Mentoring Magic” program which supports and encourages women to be responsible for their own learning and also maximize on the potential of their existing knowledge, skills and backgrounds.

  • Membership
  • 1. What are the different levels of membership available?

    There are two levels of membership in the Family of Women, Supporting Level and Friends Level.  Supporting Membership is full membership in the Family of Women with all rights and benefits offered.  Friends Level Membership is an introductory level for women who have not yet completed one of our approved entry events.

  • 2. How do I become a member?

    There are 2 steps to registering as a new member in the Family of Women.

    1. Create a Profile (Login and Roster Information)
    2. Pay your Dues  and Program Fee 

    You must complete these two steps in order, and your registration is complete when you have done BOTH.


    1. Create Your Profile and Roster Information

    • Click the link for "New Registration" in the Membership Tab
    • Select your membership type and fill in your contact information
    • Choose a username and password that you will use to log in from now on
    • Fill in the Territory and Chapter where you plan to be a member  (if you're not sure, send email to contact@familyofwomen.org first to get this information).
    • If you have done an entry weekend (Supporting Member), fill in your weekend details
    • You will receive an email with a confirmation link. Click this link to activate your account so you can continue.
    • Log in and then proceed to dues payment.




    2. Pay Your Dues (US) and Program Fees (US)

    • Make sure you are logged in. Log in here.
    • Click the link for "Pay Dues" in the Membership Tab
    • Choose your payment type (Authorize.net, PayPal, or eCheck)
    • Fill in your billling address, and select the payment type. Select your Territory and Chapter
    • Fill in your payment details (for Paypal this is in the next step)
    • Click the button to complete payment




  • 3. What are the membership fees and program dues?

    Memberships dues (USD) and Program Participation fees (USD) are paid per six month cycle in January for the January to June cycle and in July for the July to December cycle.

    For members joining after the cycle commencement the dues and fees are pro rated accordingly.

  • 4. Are you affiliated with any other organizations?

    We have an ongoing collaboration and partnership with a men’s organization known as "MDI" - Mentor, Discover, Inspire




  • 5. Are you a charity or for-profit organization?

    As of August 1, 2015, the Family of Women is officially a 501c3.  This means that we can accept charitable donations and sponsorship and provide receipts for tax deductions and also apply for grants to build more varied and accessible programming and set up scholarship programs for women in need.

    Click here to make your tax deductible donation now!

  • 6. Why join the Family of Women?

  • Women's Discovery Weekend
  • 1. What is the Women's Discovery Weekend?

    The Women’s Discovery Weekend is an experimental weekend seminar and 48 hours which can profoundly change the lives of participating women by providing tools to connect with their most authentic self and experience the power of release from barriers that hold them back. 

    This is the Board-approved Entry Event required for Supporting Level Members.

  • 2. Why are the details of the weekend kept such a secret?

    Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our organization.  In order for a safe space for honest discussion to be provided for all weekend participants, the details of the weekend are kept confidential.  It also allows for more spontaneous possibilities to arise during the weekend which can significantly impact participants way of being in their relationships and in the world.

  • 3. How many women will there be?

    Each weekend may have up to 50 participants

  • 4. Are there any age requirements?

    Admission to the weekend is for women 23 years of age and over.  Participants who do not meet the minimum age requirements are welcome to apply to attend the weekend however are not guaranteed admission.

  • Chapters, Areas & Territories
  • 1. What is a Territory?

    We have two Territories: East Coast and West Coast. There is a Territory leadership team who support the Chapters.

  • 2. And a Chapter is?

    A Chapter is a group of 30 or more women who come together under the leadership of a Chapter Co-ordinator and team of volunteer program leaders, and meet in person, by phone or video conferencing or, through some combination of all three.  Examples of current Chapters include:

    • New York City
    • Greater Boston
    • Seattle / Vashon Island
    • San Francisco Bay
    • Los Angeles
    • Calgary

    Long Stemmed Roses (LSR) - is a special purpose Chapter that meets only on the phone. Women who live in areas where no face to face meetings may currently be possible, Chapter is nearby can participate in weekly meetings in this Chapter. LSR may be an option also for women who face challenges in getting to the nearest face-to-face meeting.

  • 3. What defines an Area?

    Area is the term we use to describe geographical locations where there are fewer than 30 women that regularly meet as they go through the process of growing into a Chapter. Examples of current areas include Vancouver and Toronto.

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