The Zawadisha Fund presents | "Trade Up:" A Women’s Leadership Workshop |

The Zawadisha Fund presents | "Trade Up:" A Women’s Leadership Workshop

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – The Zawadisha Fund welcomes author and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rayona Sharpnack, for a one-day workshop designed for women ready to accelerate their personal and leadership development. Using the “Trade Up” principles from Sharpnack’s acclaimed book by the same name, this workshop will support women in:• Discovering their untapped potential,• Revealing and removing self-sabotaging behaviors,• Creating practices for increasing their impact, and• Learning communication skills that allow individuals to operate at the enterprise level when required to.”This is an tremendous opportunity not to be missed-not only for Rayona’s principles on leadership development, but also because you will be surrounding yourself with other action-oriented, successful, and passionate women,” said Elevate Wellness Center Owner Melinda Choy, LAc, MTCM. Offered at a highly discounted rate for the community, this innovative and action-orientated workshop will provide women with proven-and essential-strategies for developing and strengthening their leadership skills. Overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe, the workshop will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Zawadisha Fund will arrange optional accommodation in Kings Beach and a Saturday paddleboard session for all interested attendees. Individuals can register at The $195 registration fee includes lunch and a signed copy of Rayona’s book, “Trade Up.” Groups of four or more will receive a 10 percent discount. All proceeds benefit the Zawadisha Fund, whose mission is to empower, entrust, and expand opportunities for women and girls globally and locally. Learn more by contacting Jen Gurecki at 530-416-5682 or The Zawadisha Fund The Zawadisha Fund is a Lake Tahoe-based nonprofit organization specializing in result-driven educational and poverty alleviation strategies. Currently, their work is focused on providing technical and fund development support to the Kenyan non-governmental organization, Dolphin Anti-Rape & AIDS Control Outreach, that has provided life-saving self-defense workshops to millions of young girls and women since 1998. Additionally, they are piloting a micro-lending program, the Tuinuane Project, aimed at innovating the field of micro-finance through savings programs, women-centered and participant-created policies, and flexible loan terms. Founded in 2010, Zawadisha means, “to give a gift” in Swahili and is managed by Lake Tahoe locals Jen Gurecki and Julie Lowe. Learn more at About Rayona SharpnackRayona Sharpnack is the CEO and founder of The Institute for Women’s Leadership – an organization renown for groundbreaking leadership initiatives throughout the world. Drawing from her successful careers in education, professional sports and business, Rayona is an inspirational teacher, coach and mentor to thousands of leading executives. Her company has provided executive training to an impressive client roster of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, universities and nonprofits including Federal Express, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble and Harvard University. Also a well-known author, Rayona’s acclaimed book, “Trade Up: 5 Steps for Redesigning Your Leadership & Life from the Inside Out,” has gleaned national and international success. Rayona’s latest project is her contribution to the upcoming book, “Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change,” where some of her co-authors include Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. All proceeds from the book go to nonprofit organizations aimed at helping women and girls around the world. Learn more at

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