Seed Sponsors and Stewards: 

The Omega Institute/The Women's Institute of Omega*
The Women's World Conference Coalition
Women's International Center
Women's Intercultural Network
Global Partners for Change
The Institute for Strategic Clarity
The Peace Company
The Peace Leadership Institute
Institute for Noetic Sciences
The Founders Inn and Spa at Virginia Beach
The Women's Leadership Institute**
The Feminine Leadership Institute**

(* In-kind Grant for Meeting Space, Food and Lodging for our Leadership Retreat)

(** In Development with Women Uniting)

Retreat Center Info: *Omega Institute

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York and at exceptional locations around the world.

The beauty of our gardens, lake, and rolling hills, the friendly staff, the wonderful food, and the facilities at our Wellness Center all support what people come to Omega to learn.

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega has been a pioneer in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas, focusing on health and wellness, personal spiritual growth, and self-awareness. The main campus in Rhinebeck, New York is designed to be a healing center, a peaceful oasis in a hurried world. You can relax, rejuvenate, and feel at home in the midst of nature's bounty and a community of warm, caring people.

Individual health and wellness, personal spiritual growth, and self-awareness, however, are not enough if others are suffering and the world is out of balance. To this end, Omega is also leading the way in creating a sustainable world. As an environmental steward, Omega's commitment to sustainability includes recycling and conservation, supporting sustainable agriculture, and reducing greenhouse gases through shuttle services and ride sharing. We're now launching a new project to bring all our sustainability initiatives under one roof: The Omega Center for Sustainable Living. The center will include a classroom, a water garden, a constructed wetland, and a state-of-the-art filtration system called the Eco Machine that will treat our wastewater.

Most of all, it is the sincerity and openness of everyone on staff that make Omega a place where you can tend to your own health and wellness, personal spiritual growth, and self-awareness, and learn how to make the world a better place while discovering within yourself the courage to become a happier, healthier, and more spirited person.

We encourage you to learn more about Omega and participate in the many great  programs the Institute has to offer.

The Founders Inn and Spa at Virginia Beach 

Special thanks to The Founders Inn for their generous hospitality and support for Women Uniting. The Founders Inn and Spa  is a comprehensive resort and luxury hotel offering a full-service spa and a variety of restaurants, creating an ambiance of rest and relaxation.

The Founders Inn and Spa’s name comes from the Founding Fathers who drafted the Constitution in 1787. The resort features captivating Grand Georgian architecture. Renowned art and antiques—including noteworthy period furnishings—adorn the property. Guests experience the intimate hospitality of a country inn, outstanding recreational amenities, as well as technologically superior conference space.

The hotel features include: an outdoor pool; a 25-foot water slide; tennis courts; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a full service spa. Other amenities allow guests to enjoy sports such as beach volleyball or even keep up with work in the full-service business center.

The Swan Terrace, our  award-winning restaurant, offers Colonial cuisine prepared with fresh local fruit, vegetables and seafood. Traditional American dishes are served at The Hunt Room, and for a healthy breakfast, the Muffin Pan features fresh baked goods, fruit and sandwiches.

The Founders Inn and Spa is also one of the most advanced meeting facilities in the mid-Atlantic region. With 25,000 square feet of flexible function space as well as several scenic outdoor venues, this is a setting to both focus and inspire. From the Conference Concierge and ergonomic seating to wireless Internet access, enjoy the very best atmosphere for conducting business.

The Founders Inn conference center offers the following special features:

  • 25,000 square feet of dedicated conference space
  • 20 function rooms
  • Groups from 10 to 1,400
  • Conference Concierge
  • 13,000 square-foot ballroom
  • Specially equipped auditorium, seating up to 78, with state-of-the-art technology
  • Business Center, complimentary for guests, with three computers and a printer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting space & public areas
  • Tackable wall surfaces with presentation rails
  • Ergonomic chairs, executive and hard surface conference tables
  • Dedicated conference planning manager

Adjacency to Regent University - nationally recognized for its law school and doctoral programs - affords options to expand meeting venue space, content and technology via a 700-seat theatre and mock moot courtroom. Nearby, tour the nation’s largest naval base, as well as the Colonial towns of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown.