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  • Why We Love Passion into Action

    “This was such a great event! Thank you!!”~ Jessica Eskelson
    “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
    “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 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
    “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
    “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
    "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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
    "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 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
    “WOW, the threads woven through the storytelling and sharing of the 2011 PIA quilt is going to live on in me forever. ~Sharon Rose
    “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
    “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
    “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
    “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
  • Highlights from Passion into Action

About Us

See Jane Do is a social change organization that redefines media for women and the power of story to create positive change.  We capture the stories of everyday women doing extraordinary things for the planet and showcase women who are turning their passion into action.  Today we offer a radio program sponsored by KVMR Radio, Nevada City, CA which is in the process of being packaged for syndication, our multi-media website, Media Lounge, and the See Jane Do Passion in Action Conference™ which is annual and is designed to serve the rural American woman by providing education, information and tools to power their passion.  Rural communities are areas where little steps can lead to bigger changes at a rapid pace.  By empowering the women of small towns we see community members who are vested on a personal level and who are actively shifting the balance not only of women leadership in their communities but are affecting positive change in government, sustainability and their local economies improving their lives and others.

In 2010, See Jane Do organized the first ever-sold out Passion into Action™ Conference and expanded the event in 2011 to include an extremely well received Teen program. Former keynote speakers include Gloria Feldt, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Nina Simons, Kathy LeMay, Tiffany Dufu, and Linda Tarr Whelan. In support of everyday women doing their part for the planet, a percentage of the proceeds from the conference will go to a selected organization/s that are working to enhance and improve issues that effect women.  In previous years we supported Women of Worth, the Friendship Club and the Women’s Earth Alliance. In addition to annual Passion into Action™ Conference and our current Soiree’s into Action (parties with a purpose), we anticipate launching regional PIA conferences across the country, and uniting local groups of women connecting them globally via our media program and website. See Jane Do for 2011 has also launched regional workshops and online webinars to provide tools to help support women to “turn their passions into action.”

In 2012 Passion into Action featured keynote speakers; Martha Beck, Frances Moore Lappe’, Holly Near, Emma’s Revolution, Sista Monica, Osprey Orielle Lake, Lisa Kivirist, Jensine Larsen, Yvonne Leina, Girl Scouts- Madison and Rhiannon.

See Jane Do Co-Founder, CEO & Host:
Elisa Parker is the co-founder, CEO & host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do. Serving as an activist for women, social justice, & the environment, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us.  She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley and the See Jane Do Media Lounge.  She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from SF State and a MA in Organization Development at University of SF.  Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.

PIA 2012 Presenting Partner: Gather the Women of Nevada County (GTW). GTW is an affiliate of  Gather the Women Global Matrix and one of some 40 regions nationally and internationally.  Their purpose is to bring women together to inspire, connect, network, collaborate, gain support and deepen our sisterhood.  Gather the Women connects women together by offering a variety of special events from film to town halls.  Each year they celebrate International Women’s Day on or around March 8th bringing over 300 women together.

Gather the Women of Nevada County’s Steering Wheel: Marilyn Nyborg: Co-founder and past president of Gather the Women Global Matrix; founder of GTW of Nevada County and Women Waking the World. Mary Elizabeth Young:  Founding member of GTWNC, outreach. Angie Lux: Treasurer of Gather the Women Global Matrix & Gather the Women of Nevada County. Nancy Naumann:  Regional representative to Gather the Women Global Matrix and Producer of GTW’s yearly International Women’s Day event Judith Hurley Prosser: Founding member of GTWNC and President of GTW non-profit, newsletter and public relations. Susanna DimmittSasha St. JohnRachelle Bloksberg, and Sushila Mertens.