"I need to keep telling myself these are the death throes of patriarchy. The thrashing tail of the dying dinosaur, thrashing violently about in resistance to what is already here - which is a new paradigm. It is a new understanding of our interconnectedness and our oneness and our connection to the Earth and what we owe the Earth and what the Earth has sacrificed for us. That is the work of the Divine Feminine."


-Kathe Schaaf

In June 2020 we started the conversation to address what is described by the "The Death Throes of Patriarchy"

as inspired by this statement by Kathe Schaaf that was published in the 10th Anniversary Edition of What Happens When Women Wake Up by Patricia Fero.


This series addresses relevant topics including racial parity and justice, the direct impact of patriarchy on women and girls, men and boys, and all living things.

This may be one of the most important conversations we can have when discussing patriarchy. Does "patriarchy" imply men? Are men wounded by the patriarchy soaked into our cultures? Are women contributing to the patriarchal society? This loaded conversation will be held in a safe and sacred manner, between friends, while inviting all voices to be heard. We will be conducting breakout sessions as well to deepen your experience. 

Clay Boykin believes a New Compassionate Male is emerging in the world as the New Archetype. He is the Founder of the Men’s Fellowship Network: Circles of Men Project, author of the book, Circles of Men: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups, and creator of the podcast, In Search of the New Compassionate Male. Clay is developing the Men & Boys Initiative for Charter for Compassion and works closely with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International  an organization whose focus is on deep healing between women and men. Clay is well known for his servant leadership approach to life. He leads workshops and retreats in the U.S. and Africa, and is presently working on his next book: In Search of the New Compassionate Male. 

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Kathe Schaaf is one of the co-founders of Gather the Women Global Matrix  and has anchored numerous ‘collaborative conversations’ connecting women and women’s organizations internationally in the past decade. Her collaborations include several international Gather the Women Congresses, a series of trans-partisan dialogues for women and Constellations of Hope in November 2008, which brought together representatives of 40 North American women’s organizations.
Kathe is a co-founder of Women of Spirit and Faith, where she currently serves on the Core Circle. She served as a Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions and co-founded their Women’s Task Force in 2014.
Kathe was an editor and contributing author for Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power which was published by SkyLight Paths in November 2011. She is also an artist who enjoys creating paintings and poetry.
Ann Smith loves to teach circle facilitation and the New Leadership and Organization based on Circle Principles.  She is teacher/learner, mentor, coach, illuminator of Divine Feminine, advocate for women’s equality and empowerment, author and community organizer.  She speaks from forty-years of experiences where she has listened, observed and learned from women around the world.  She is co-founder and director of Circle Connections, Millionth Circle Convener, Regional Coordinator of Gather The Women Global Matrix, Co-Associate Companion of Happehatchee Chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross and SARAH Advisor.   She is married with two daughters, three grandsons and one cat.  She lives next to Everglades  nature preserve in Naples, Florida.

Over a decade ago Reverend Aina-Nia Ayo'dele founded Sacred Women International and created the life transformational process and an active community of spiritual activists.


Aina-Nia is a well sought after public speaker and has presented to academic, corporate, Faith and civil society audiences across Canada, USA, the Caribbean and Ghana on   on issues of gender, racial equity and African indigenous practices.


She is currently the Director of Community Resources at the City of Toronto in Canada.  She led the creation of North America’s first government sanctioned office to address anti-Black racism.


In 2018 Aina-Nia was named one of the 100 Most Accomplished Black Canadian Women in Canada and was nominated as one of Toronto’s Most Inspiring Women. 


Aina-Nia is featured in the Sacred Women International executive produced film Remembering Her Power. The film premiered at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Canada and was the featured documentary on Global Africa Television Network. Aina-Nia is the featured in the YouTube web series, Souls of Women.


Patricia Fero was born for these times. She is a passionate woman who has dedicated her life to igniting the collective feminine in planetary awakening. Her capacity for clearing her own internalized patriarchy and fierce listening are the magic she brings to every setting.

The author of four books, Patricia has shared her wisdom through writing. Her first, Mining for Diamonds shows how people can use adversity to create resiliency. What happens When Women Wake Up? is a roadmap for clearing internalized patriarchy.

Her third book, Sacred Marching Orders, describes the new energy of the solar feminine. Marianne Williamson’s endorsement reads: “Women owning our power and using it collaboratively is what our planet desperately needs. Sacred Marching Orders is a call to women to channel our passion into the healing of the world.”

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