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  • Why We Love Passion into Action

    “What’s present for me now is tremendous grateful for the many gifts and connections that were made possible through gathering these women together today. I'm already looking forward to our next event!”~ Carol Riggs Wright
    “The Passion into Action conference was a gift! While the event stands on it own as a an achievement, I avidly look forward to observing and participating in the ripple event.” ~Sally Ashcraft
    “The conference was amazing. It was transformative for me actually. I loved every session and made so many good connections that I can already tell are going to be very important to me going forward.”~ Stacy Malkan
    “It WAS magical!” ~ Jennifer Hall
    “I know I will never be the same after listening to the extraordinary speakers Nina Simons, Kathy LeMay, Tiffany Dufu and Jean Shinoda Bolen and the great workshops I attended. What I really know though, is that our world will never be the same thanks to Passion Into Action. Bravo!” ~Mary Elizabeth Young
    "The biggest thing I learned was that I do actually have power at 16 and the best part is that I have so much ahead of me to do something with that power." ~Chelsi, Young Women's Track, Passion into Action
    “I thought LAST year was over the top....but it felt we flew higher this year! Authenticity and Action was the take away message of the day. Thank you See Jane Do. You did it again! I hope to see this program spread far and wide, you are ready to go beyond our wee county.” ~Marilyn Nyborg
    “Walking into a room of awesome inspirational women lifted my spirits. Reinette's talk was amazing. I am consistently in awe of what you ladies can accomplish. See Jane do, Indeed!”~ Julie Gerngross Baker
    “Still on a high from PIA. What an uplifting, informing, edifying, supportive event. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of all women.” ~Keri Kemble
    “I feel so honored to have been a part of the conference and it was TRULY my greatest pleasure to share this work with other women. Thank you for the opportunity to do what I love to do best!” ~Lisa Schrader
    “It was inspiring and fabulous all day long! It was an honor being part of the Passion Into Action Conference. It is amazing how you got the word out and EVERYONE seems to have heard about it and knew it was going on!” ~Kathleen McIntire
    “This was one of the most transformational events I've ever attended! Thank you all for inspiring all of us to get connected and change the world.” ~Linda Joy Myers "It's an extraordinary experience, Passion into Action, and I've never seen or felt a gathering quite like it." ~Nina Simons
    "It was the best conference that I ever attended! I thought that I was a Jane did but now feel that I am Jane redone".~ Debbie Lange
    “You two are awesome —love what you are doing to activate cross-generations. You are passion in action with Passion into Action a great title. I had a marvelous time.”~ Jean Shinoda Bolen
    “The conference was so wonderful I know it was the passionate energy from which you two created it. Thank you for allow me to be apart of your passion.”~Patt Lind-Kyle SO WORTH the drive up from mammoth! Thanks for passion into action and all you do. ~Km Stravers
    “WOW, the threads woven through the storytelling and sharing of the 2011 PIA quilt is going to live on in me forever. ~Sharon Rose
    “I know I will never be the same after listening to the extraordinary speakers Nina Simons, Kathy LeMay, Tiffany Dufu and Jean Shinoda Bolen and the great workshops I attended. What I really know though, is that our world will never be the same thanks to Passion Into Action. Bravo!” ~Mary Elizabeth Young
    “My Mother and I attended, it was a wonderful time! Very inspiring, and helpful to know that we are not the only woman who think like this.”~June Anderson
    “This was such a great event! Thank you!!”~ Jessica Eskelson
  • Highlights from Passion into Action

Passion Platform: Kayle Martin, Fran Cole, Shelly Arthur & More

About Fran Cole, Nevada County Supervisor Candidate

I grew up in an agricultural community in Indiana, where I learned the beauty of working landscapes and the value of community. Over the years, I have put these values to work for our community as a President of the Bear Yuba Land Trust, a board member of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, and a longtime volunteer for Sammie’s Friends.

Also, I practiced as a business and financial services attorney in law firms and corporations for over twenty years. As chief counsel at Charles Schwab Investment Management, I developed executive and risk management skills, practiced in the area of municipal finance, and negotiated major contracts for businesses.

I’m a mother and an experienced attorney, and I’m running for Supervisor because in Nevada County, it’s time to move beyond business as usual. I believe we’re ready to choose the future: to find common ground on economic development, protecting our communities from fire, and protecting our water. These are nonpartisan issues. This is about coming together, showing some leadership, and getting results.

Kayle Martin, Founder of Cowgirls & Collard Greens, Vegan and Two-Time Cancer Cowgirl

About Kayle Martin, Cowgirls & Collard Greens

Once a cowgirl, always a cowgirl!

I grew up in Grass Valley in the heart of Northern California’s Gold Country, romping through wildflower covered meadows, climbing trees, swimming in creeks, riding horses and caring for a slew of animals on a five-acre farm with my single mom. A lover of nature and animals for as long as I can remember, I became a vegetarian in the 6th grade after my beloved cow, Cupcake, ended up on my dinner plate.


Years later, after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the ripe young age of 30, I made the transition from a vegetarian to a vegan diet. I have been living an animal-free lifestyle for over five years and am totally cancer free!

I now speak at conferences, I am working on my first book, and have been featured as the “Survivor Story” in Keep a Breast‘s magazine, on The Vegan Zombie‘s cooking show and in Cosmopolitan magazine. My mission is to encourage people to live happier, healthier lives by putting more veggies on their plates and positive thoughts in their minds.

My free time is spent counseling newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at my local hospital, seeking out new vegan restaurants and products (especially cowgirl boots!), engaging in animal activism and living a life full of F-U-N!




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