Belonging to a circle of peers profoundly influences what you create in life. If you share our values of women-supporting-women and community-building, we invite you to become a wForum member.
Membership in wForum is a group experience.
A wForum group is relationship between 6-8 members who meet monthly to talk about our opportunities, concerns and values in life. We gather not to complain but to reinforce the intention to use everything for our growth. Our simple meeting structure has an easy rhythm and flow, giving every member a voice and role as guardian and guide as the group evolves.
In most groups, members start as strangers and end up as friends. Joining a group of strangers for intimate conversation may sound implausible, yet there's a sense of freedom among women who have no pre-conceived notions or expectations about you. It’s an opportunity to meet each other where you are and develop a sense of being in this together - as learners and companions on this road called Life. Creating a strong, emotionally supportive network of women strengthens you, making a lasting impression on your life.
Each wForum has a life of its own.
Group life is more a journey than a race to get somewhere. Like any relationship, it takes time and commitment to develop trust and turn towards each other when individual needs conflict. In this sense, group life is an opening to practice the communication skills that make relationships work. It isn’t always comfortable or easy, but done well, the payoff is felt in every relationship you have.
wForum provides the tools, training and on-going support you need.
Nobody joins wForum to practice communication skills. You join for the camaraderie and friendship - for the promise of belonging and enrichment in your life. But groups don’t grow on their own, they need guidance to flourish. Not just in the beginning but to sustain vitality and value over time. That’s why women join wForum; to participate in the creative process of building and belonging to a community that is all yours.
Establish a Connection that Deepens Over Time
We take great care in helping you launch a Women’s Forum group. Finding the right fit, ensuring that members share our values, and establishing agreements to entrust others with confidential information is both a tall order and powerful aspiration. Women’s Forum has built the platform to make that happen.
Making Agreements Honors and Preserves wForum Values
— Commitment —
The group relationship develops when all members buy-in and commit. Attending meetings and making your group a priority also sends a message to your unconscious mind that you are ready to stretch and grow.
— Confidentiality —
Heart-to-heart conversations require trust. Maintaining confidentiality is a sacred vow to preserve and protect each other’s private information. No Gossip is a good practice in every setting and all times. In wForum, it’s a sacred vow.
— Communication —
Women’s Forum meetings are for talking and listening, yet it’s not your average social meeting. Our way of listening and sharing brings you to a deeper, quieter place where compassion replaces advice-giving and there’s nothing to fix or do.
— Consciousness —
Developing a consciousness of service and companionship is a compelling way to live. Good companions beckon you to step outside yourself and reflect back what you put out into the world. With the idea of becoming companions on the road to lifelong learning, the consciousness of wForum elevates your experience of womanhood and sisterhood.
It may seem formal to specify principles and practices in a women’s group, considering how connections between women develop organically. Yet to grow and thrive, a group needs strong roots.
Whether you are part of an established group or want to start one of your own,
we’ll provide you with the tools and support you need.
Become a Member and enjoy the following benefits:
Practical support with an infrastructure to guide your women’s group.
Mentoring and training on facilitating group process.
Tips and guidance for the stages of group development.
Conversation topics of relevance to women.
Retreats and workshops for fun and creative expression.
Leadership opportunities and chapter responsibilities.
Safety, warmth and a feeling of belonging.
Regular infusions of women’s wisdom.
Membership is offered at $15/month for a minimum of one year.
Included in your first-year membership is The Women’s Forum Handbook, a toolkit of learning resources for your women’s group.
LEARN MORE about The Women’s Forum Handbook
“The trust that is built through confidentiality makes all the difference. I wish we could bottle it so that every relationship would feel as safe, compassionate, and important as my wForum relationships.”
“I don't think any of us realized what we were creating when we first started meeting. Our wForum commitments create an incredibly strong support system and safe place of belonging.”