October 31–November 4, 2019
A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE TO EMPOWER
Women4Impact was a life-changing event to empower women in the pursuit of peace, democracy, sustainability and equality – four ideals that we strongly believe can be more effectively achieved and maintained with the greater involvement of women.
Held between Thursday, October 31 and Monday, November 4 in Bhutan, the event program consisted of 12 learning sessions focused on the role women play in the areas most critical to achieving these ideals. Each day, we learnt learn from each other, reflected on our roles and connected the dots between our respective passions and projects. The outcome we had committed to (for each participant and the group as a whole) was increased clarity – clarity on how we can collaborate to both scale our impact and to extend the reach of women in maintaining peace, spreading democracy, improving sustainability and achieving greater equality at home and abroad.
An Inspiring Destination
where leaders lead selflessly, true happiness takes priority, and sustainable development is law
A Peaceful Transition
unprecedented in world history, from absolute monarchy to constitutional democracy (2008)
The Wisdom Of a Leader
who willingly gave up absolute power in the name of Bhutan’s national vision for “Gross National Happiness”
A Commitment to Higher Standards
of cultural preservation and environmental conservation: Gangkhar Puensum (pictured), the world’s tallest unclimbed mountain, closed to hiking out of respect for local spiritual beliefs
A Smarter Measure of Prosperity
In Gross National Happiness, the four-pillared sustainable development framework that seeks to achieve a harmonious balance between material well-being and the spiritual, emotional and cultural needs of society.
12 Learning sessions
The 2019 event was split into 12 sessions. Explore the learning sessions below.
Our Event Ambassadors
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
HOW WE EMPOWERED WOMEN IN 2019
A portion of each package price was a donation which each participant could self-direct to 1 of 2 institutions that empower women in pursuit of peace, democracy, sustainability & equality.
2019 TRAVEL PACKAGES