Women, Men and Hierarchy: Climb the Ladder or Tear It Down? Let's Talk with Ann Smith!

August 13, 2015
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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With the unprecedented movement of women climbing into positions of power in religion, business, government or even their own families, women need to ask: Do I climb the ladder or tear it down? Is the rise of women making a positive difference for our world? Or do we need new ways of being? This is a question for us all. Should I advance in the world as it is, or turn it upside down? This show features Ann Smith, Co-founder and Director of Circle Connections and Regional Coordinator of Gather the Women Global Matrix. For over 30 years, Ann has been working with women around the world experimenting with circle gatherings, and she can share from the depths of experience. Also, this fall, she’ll be attending the Parliament of World Religions and its Inaugural Women’s Assembly, where she and other women are also co-creating their own gatherings. Tune in to hear Ann’s perspectives. And let’s talk about the choices each of us has to make about whether we climb the hierarchy or tear it down.

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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