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.”
Our 2012 Passion into Action Conference organizers:
Elisa Parker is the co-founder, producer & 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.
Pamela Tambourine is the Passion Into Action Conference Coordinator. Pamela served as the event coordinator for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. She puts her multi-tasking & customer service abilities to use by ensuring event operations run smoothly. Pamela also volunteers for the Adaptive Ski School, the Animal and Wildlife Shelter, the local Jazz Festival and is also a former Board of Trustees Director for Project MANA, a hunger relief organization. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Tambourine attended Savanna College of Art & Design & currently resides in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and daughter.
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 Dimmitt, Sasha St. John, Rachelle Bloksberg, and Sushila Mertens.