Imagine: I am, I can!

“AGENCY” = The belief inside a woman that enables
her to take effective action to improve her life. 

A woman with AGENCY believes she has control of her destiny. 

The IMAGINE initiative empowers women in challenging life circumstances in developing world countries to envision and create new possibilities for their lives.

Imagine is a training program that offers a four-day training program called the “Empowerment Workshop,” developed by David Gershon and Gail Straub, pioneers of the field of empowerment and founders and co-directors of Empowerment Institute. It has successfully been applied over 30 years in more than 40 countries worldwide.

 IMAGINE is being implemented now in six countries: Afghanistan, India, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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“…with a vision for their lives, these women become inspired human beings who
inspire their children, friends and husbands.” – D. Gershon

Watch this Clinton Global Initiative video here >


BONUS: For every view of the above animated short,
Josie Maran Cosmetics gives 10 cents to the IMAGINE Initiative.


“I come from Nigeria and my greatest learning from the IMAGINE Program was
discovering my power and my dreams in the Empowerment Workshop’s seven areas of life:
emotions, relationships, sexuality, body, money, work, and spirituality.”

Learn more here >

4GGL thanks Source of Synergy for this story! 

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A pioneer in the field of empowerment, Gail Straub co-directs the Empowerment Institute, a school for transformative social change, where her primary focus is women’s empowerment.  

For the last three decades she has offered her work to tens of thousands of people worldwide and she has consulted for many organizations furthering women’s empowerment, including the Chinese Women’s Federation, Women for Women International, the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, and World Pulse.

Gail Straub and her husband David Gershon
are the world’s foremost experts on empowerment.

They co-direct Empowerment Institute’s School for Transformative Social Change.

They are currently leading two global empowerment initiatives:

IMAGINE: A Global Initiative for the Empowerment of Women and the Cool City Challenge
to empower citizens and cities around the issue of climate change.






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