Women Moving Forward®

August 2023 Graduate Newsletter 


        In This Issue

30 Biases Used to Hold Women Back

A Great Distributor Meeting

www.womelle.com & Female Founders Podcast


Sept. 12-14,2023

Hyatt Regency

Westlake Village, CA.

only 1 space left

Register here

July 2023 Distributor Meeting

We had our last distributor meeting of 2023. We have 2 a year and all 5 distributors are required to attend.

We covered Women Moving Forward® updates and conversations about Ego with our 2 WMF® trainers/distributors; Kate Johnson and Lorrie Tietze.

Then the next 2 days we met with all 5 Distributors, Bonnie & Joe Knott and Jane Welling plus our WMF® trainers/distributors.

We covered completing one's feelings about covid and the last 2 years & using more effective tools for sales and marketing.

The very last day we continued to upgrade our Distributor's training skills. We had some expert pretend participants help us with this. Thanks to Valerie Hodgson, Eric Boyles and Harold Gordon.

Thanks to all who participated!

If you are interested in becoming a Distributor E-mail us.


In Person

Hyatt Regency

Westlake Village, CA

Oct. 11-12 2023

4 spaces left

Here's what our last class participants said about Advanced WMF®;

"I will be a stronger leader"

"I will be more engaged and

productive as a leader"

"I am more self aware"

"I feel stronger and more


"I am more able to

acknowledge my


If you want this for yourself let us know and we can register you for October in California.

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This past month I was featured in the Female Founders Podcast and in the WomElle Magazine.

You can access the podcast wherever you get your podcasts and the magazine at www.womelle.com.

Women are Held Back Due to 30 Biases

In a study by CNBC Make IT 913

Women were asked open ended questions and researchers found 30 common personality traits and identity based characteristics women say were used against them at work.

Most of you are not surprised by this. Your own experience has served to instruct you that this is so.

The benefit of this research is once you see all 30 you know this is pure and simple gender discrimination that you have no control over.

Women need to know this, not to discourage them, but to show them they might as well do what they want or think is right because no matter what you do you will be discriminated against!! Don't fall into the trap that this is about you rather than their inability to see you for who you are.

If you are like me this gives you the freedom to not try to change you and to speak up no matter what they use to discriminate against you. This study says to women don't try to fit a mold just be you!

Once you know it is all pervasive and you are behind no matter what, you then get to define your life and career the way YOU want it to be!!

Be you no matter what. It is always the best choice.

Let me know what you think.

2023 Workshops

Retiring With Satisfaction

Via Zoom

Monthly for 4 months

May 31,June 28,July19,August 23


Women Moving Forward®

September 12-14

Westlake Village, CA


only 1 space left

Advanced Men's Course©

October 2-4

Ojai, CA


Space available

Advanced Women Moving Forward®

October 11-12

Westlake Village, CA


Pre-requisite to Women's Leadership Retreat

Women's Leadership Retreat®

November 14-16

Ojai, CA



wait list available

If you want to attend let Susan know ASAP

Women Moving Forward®

December 5-7

Westlake Village, CA


Productive Relationships©

December 12-14

Westlake Village, CA


Don't see what you want scheduled

Contact us

To bring any of these workshops into your 

company either in person or via Zoom

contact us

303-660-5206 or

Email Us

Women Moving Forward®

Graduate Programs



All graduates are able to observe any in person WMF® public workshop

Availability is based on space

cost: $250

To Observe contact Susan to reserve space.

2.Reviewing WMF®

Any graduate can attend a public WMF® virtual or in person workshop and be a full participant in the workshop again.

You will need to fully participate and be present for the entire workshop.

cost: 50% of the workshop cost

(currently $2125 in the US)

Reviewer spaces are based on availability.

Men's Programs

Contact John for more information

About our workshops for men;

Men Relationships & Work©

Advanced Men's Course©

For those of you who want to bring these very special workshop to the men in your company contact us to schedule one.

Men all over the world have taken this workshop and have been surprised by the results.



In person


12-14, 2023

December 5-7, 2023

We Can Help


If your company needs help with "change

management" let us know.

We are experts in any Corporate Change.

Reach out to us to discuss further.


If you need support with your team/

division we can support you.

692 Camino Verde
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: 303.660.5206 
Email Susan Van