Project WE Thrive
WE is Women Empowered.
WE is a community.
WE is all of us.
When a woman is empowered, she inspires, encourages and supports those around her.
That's what we aim to do.
To inspire through sharing our story. The challenges + the triumphs.
To encourage through engaging questions with the participants.
To support projects, ideas and passions.
This is a proposal for two women, Erika and Angela, to share their experiences as they embark on a historic journey, walking camels across Mongolia and along the Silk Road. They are part of a small International team that will be documenting their expedition with the support of Westward Productions and National Geographic.
. Both women are from Bend, Oregon and have contributed to their communities through organising and leading women's groups.
WHO WE ARE:
Angela has been walking solo around the world for the past three years. She has traversed three continents, twelve countries and over 17,000 kilometers. While walking the Australian outback, she quickly learned the survival techniques required to succeed on a self-supporting expedition. Back in 2014, Angela left behind her consulting business and sold everything she owned to fund her world walk. Her previous work was as a small business consultant for low-income women which would play an important role in the development of her walk.
With a strong passion to help support girls and women on her journey, she talks with audiences in the countries she is walking through. She has been spoken in the United Arab Emirates and was the first American women to speak at Meliksah University in Turkey. She is dedicated to her walk home around the world, and although it has been a solo mission, she has had many girls and women join her along the way, and still encourages them to do so.
She has been featured in Lonely Planet, Whimn Magazine, and FeMail. She also writes short stories for online publications like Invoke Magazine and Soul Growth Radio.
Erika is an activist in the sustainability of our planet. From successful fundraising for the support of Standing Rock Indian Reservation to teaching the sustainability of beekeeping, she plays a contributive role in her local and national communities.
Erika also brings her experience in organizing and leading women’s empowerment circles, where girls and women can come together for support, encouragement and sisterhood. Erika is a mother, an entrepreneur and part-time adventurer.
WHAT WE CAN GIVE:
Uploaded videos where Angela and Erika will film parts of their journey specifically for sharing with Muse participants. (Potentially private Facebook group), while actively asking questions that may spark their curiosity, passions and motivations.
Angela has partnered with World Pulse where she offered mentoring groups to women entrepreneurs and is currently partnered with Women for Women.
With this new adventure, we'd like to work solely with World Muse
HOW WE CAN ENGAGE
We want to spark conversations. While we share our journey, what we're learning, the challenges we face, and how we discovering courage and determination, we will be encouraging participants to bring their voice, their opinions and ideas into the conversation.
We can share videos, answer questions and ask questions to the participants that are geared towards finding our courage and following our hearts. With our combined experiences in organising and leading women's groups, we know the importance of sharing a story as well as listening and supporting those sharing it.
We'd love your thoughts, ideas and input about bringing this intimate adventure to girls and women that want to feel a part of it and may feel inspired, encouraged and supported.
We would be honoured to partner with Muse.
For the safety and security of participants, the conversations, videos and information shared will be through a secure and private platform. However, we will have MUSE as a partner on the expedition website, Angela's website, and will be sharing FB mentions, Blog mentions and any interviews throughout the journey.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou
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