Group Coaching Sessions

For women who are ready to move forward with their personal and professional goals, we offer twelve 2 hour group coaching sessions using the Zoom video conference platform. Group coaching sessions are limited to 10 participants and the registration is $500. Topics will vary depending on the interests of the participants in each session. Please click here for more information.

The goal of SWAN’s group coaching sessions is to:

  • Share opportunities and challenges at work and home.
  • Connect with women from diverse fields and backgrounds
  • Create a circle of support
  • Expand participants’ knowledge and share tools. Monthly topics will vary depending on the interests and needs of the participants of the session.
  • Explore long-term self-care strategies
  • Discuss issues specific to women in our society
  • Provide support to participants’ plans so they can increase their impact and power in their communities and work environments

Group Coaching Sessions can be sponsored by corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations or donors. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a year of monthly 2-hour group coaching sessions for 10  women staff or leaders please send an e-mail to Lupe Lopez at

Meetings using Zoom video conference system

April Session – Wednesdays – Register by April 16, 2018

  • Starts on April 25, 2018.
  • Meets monthly on the following Wednesdays in 2018 – April 25,  May 8, May 23, June 13, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5, and September 19.
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July Session – Thursdays – Register by July 5, 2018

  • Starts on July 12, 2018.
  • Meets monthly on the following Thursdays in 2018 – July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1 and November 15.
  • Payment plans available.
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 August Session – Mondays – Register by August 21, 2018

  • Starts August 27, 2018
  • Meets monthly on the following Mondays in 2018 – August 27, September 10, September 24, October 15,  October 29, November 12, November 26, and December 10. In 2019 we will meet on January 7 and January 14.
  • Payment plans available.
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Regional Retreats

The purpose of regional trainings is to connect women across states, provide a safe and nurturing environment to create a personal strategic plan, and identify what kind of support is needed for women to continue to move into positions of power. The retreats are limited to 22 participants and can be sponsored by corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations or donors. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a regional training for women leaders please send an e-mail to Lupe Lopez at

Strong Women Action Network has scheduled six regional traininsg in 2018 for women leaders who want to create a support system that includes women from diverse backgrounds, areas of interest, ages, and professions or women who want to develop a network outside their organizations. The registration is $150 per participants and includes materials, some meals and one individual coaching session per participant after the retreat. Participants are responsible for parking, ground transportation, travel and lodging.

Outcomes Of Non-sponsored Regional Retreats

  • Develop shared analysis of barriers for women, specifically women of color, to achieve positions of power at the state level
  • Create individual strategic plans and develop support and coaching agreements
  • Develop a plan to assess policy, corporate and other barriers in your state to support and expand the percentage of women in positions of power.
  • Develop cohorts to implement a project or projects and sketch out five-month plans
  • Discuss seeding future cohorts

Commitment from Participants

  • Attend a two-day leadership development retreat
  • Commitment to building women power
  • Interest in developing a personal strategic plan
  • Willingness to identify barriers and create solutions
  • Opportunity to participate in monthly group coaching sessions
  • Participate in a power analysis of your state to assess what kind of support you need to achieve your professional goals.

2018 Professional Development Regional Trainings

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Work in the States

In 2017 we are working in Arizona, California, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and Oregon.  Our plan is to expand to an additional two to five states in 2018 depending on resources.  Our 10-year plan is to create a 50 state network focused on supporting women across age, ethnicity, gender identity, economic status, and professions.

Please click here if you want to adopt a state or if you want more information on how we work with women leaders at the state level.



Individual Coaching

Strong Women Action Network believes individual coaching is essential to support women in positions of power. Our individual coaching program is a key element of our mission. Coaching is a personalized process that will help you navigate your personal challenges and strengths. It is about looking inside of you to achieve long-term excellence, greater impact, adjust strategy, learn new skills, manage your time, prioritize your work and find a balance between self-care and workload. It is based on mutual trust and respect, relationship-building, and personal assessment between the client and the coach. The goal is to help you be effective and fulfilled as you are faced with increased responsibility and power.

Please click here for more information on our individual coaching program.

Corporate/Foundation/Organizational/Donor Sponsored Programs

To address gender and power issues at the corporate, institution, nonprofit, state or electoral level Strong Women Action Network has a sponsor program. This program has four options:

  • Five individual 1-hour coaching sessions for 5 to 10 of your organization’s staff and leaders – $5,000 to $10,000
  • Sponsor a regional or state retreat – $22,000 not including travel for participants
  • Sponsor a year of monthly 2-hour group coaching sessions for 10 staff/leaders – $10,000
  • Sponsor state work for one year – $50,000

Please click here for more information on our sponsor program.

Diversity and Inclusion

We provide diversity and inclusion assessment and technical assistance to the government, corporations, academia, civic groups and non-profit organizations. The assessment and technical assistance is tailored to the specific organization and its focus is on policies and cultural norms that are barriers for women to reach positions of power. Below is a sample of potential phases of this approach.

  • Phase 1: Initiate Project and Define Success
  • Phase 2: Communication and Development of Staff Buy-in
  • Phase 3: Begin Diversity and Inclusion Project Implementation
  • Phase 4: Diversity and Inclusion Interim Reporting and Evaluation
  • Phase 5: Implement Technical Assistance and Coaching Plan
  • Phase 6: Project Evaluation, Reporting, and Next Steps

Please click here for more information or if you want to meet to discuss your specific organizational needs.