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The Urgency of Risk for women
Often ignored, "risk" is a key element of women's success. From their ability to creativitly solve problems and innovative to their leadership abilities inside organizations and within their own lives.
When women risk women win
gender bias that keeps women stuck is better addressed which resolves conscious and unconscious barriers to women's success.
when women risk Organizations win
damaging and destructive patterns are replaced with positive patterns that contribute to lasting change.
when women risk
the world wins
innovation, creativity and leadership flourish at all levels & the world wins.
Teri Bybee, Founder
"Learning to engage "risk" is the key that unlocks lasting positive change & unleashes the Power, Potential and Possibility of Women in Your Organization--today and at every level."
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Teri Bybee
Teri Bybee is the founder of The Risk Repatterning Initiative and Women Who Risk She brings her track record as an accomplished facilitator with 21 years of experience teaching, training and coaching.

The Risk Repatterning Initiative
is about rising above old patterns that no longer serve so we can finally embrace all of our power and all of who we are as women.

Teri has an immense desire to support women in joyfully taking risks, overcoming their fears and transcending the personal devastation that comes from always playing it safe.
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When Women Risk
we all benefit (big time)
Women take fewer risks than men because the world is a more dangerous place for women. Women must now risk the biggest risk of all: the insistence on our full humanity.

Social movements, rallies, personal growth seminars, life coaches, and therapists are wonderful tools that will remain limited in their effect if we fail to confront the reality of risk and womanhood by coming together and sharing our stories.

Now we must go beyond consciousness raising and actively participate in a "Consciousness Repatterining."

I hope every mother will bring her daughter. I hope every daughter will bring her mother. I hope every woman, from all walks of life, will engage in joyful risk taking by attending a Women Who Risk Forum.

Your sister in joyful risk taking,

Teri Bybee
When Women Risk
we all benefit (big time)
Women take fewer risks than men because the world is a more dangerous place for women. Women must now risk the biggest risk of all: the insistence on our full humanity.

Social movements, rallies, personal growth seminars, life coaches, and therapists are wonderful tools that will remain limited in their effect if we fail to confront the reality of risk and womanhood by coming together and sharing our stories.

Now we must go beyond consciousness raising and actively participate in a "Consciousness Repatterining."

I hope every mother will bring her daughter. I hope every daughter will bring her mother. I hope every woman, from all walks of life, will engage in joyful risk taking by attending a Women Who Risk Forum.

Your sister in joyful risk taking,

Teri Bybee
Dr. Meggie Mapes on Our Approach
What is the benefit of consciousness raising groups generally and specifically for women?
Consciousness raising groups were/are necessary methods of reflection and resistance. They're spaces to process and reflect on experiences of people in your community (like women; other out groups) and resistant because our culture often keeps things from changing or bonds from being built through its reliance on tactics that separate and aim to keep difference a part.

Can you speak with regards to the practical benefits?

It could likely be linked to many gains: economic, psychological, interpersonal and even physical. Consciousness raising groups require that you practice listening in an empathetic way. That's rare for leadership, and could be a valuable skill—as well as in interpersonal relationships, etc. It also validates people as credible when they're speaking from experience; and it asks that you seek feedback based on those experiences from those around you, which expands the way you see the world and what might be possible.