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ABOUT

We offer coaching, community and content to help women heighten success in all areas of their lives.

COACHING

Get live group coaching with female thought-leaders

CONTENT

Receive multimedia content through video, audio and text

CONNECTION

Connect with other women through 1:1 calls and chat forums

AT AWAKEN INSTITUTE,

WE FOCUS ON THE WHOLE WOMAN

PURPOSE

fulfillment

giving back

community

WELLNESS

nutrition

self-care

women's health

CAREER

finance

leadership

boundaries

HEALING

trauma

grief + loss

resilience

RELATIONSHIPS

communication

love + intimacy

sexuality

MINDSET

growth

confidence

stress + anxiety management

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Reserve your spot on the waitlist and be first in line when we launch!

AWAKEN TEAM

Amy Vaninetti

Co-Founder + CEO

"aka the visionary leader"

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Amy has a deep passion for women’s empowerment and community building. Throughout her career she’s witnessed the transformational power of women supporting other women. With nearly a decade of activism in her rearview, creating economic opportunities and fighting for women’s rights and human rights in East Africa, she has now turned her focus to the U.S.
 

Amy is the Founder of The Awaken Society (the inspiration behind the Awaken Institute) an in real life women’s empowerment collective that meets through 3-day growth retreats. Her mission is to catalyze women’s success through curated education programs that focus on personal and professional growth.


In her free time, you can find Amy at spin class, dancing to live music, or taking urban walks around San Francisco with dear friends.

Brooke Estin

Co-Founder + CMO

"aka the creative hacker"

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Brooke is a global citizen with a deep commitment to personal growth and women's empowerment. Although her career has spanned microfinance, public health, disaster relief, design, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology product development, the common thread is her passion for using creativity, emotional intelligence and design as a strategic tool for health, wellness and sustainability.

Brooke is the founder of the women-focused creative web design and marketing company, I Know a Gal, as well as the holistic wellness brand, Creativity for Wellness.  

When she isn't on her computer, she can be found in her art studio working on her latest painting collection, doing yoga, attending women's retreats and generally living her best life in Sevilla, Spain.

AWAKEN ADVISORS

Renee Franzwa

Product Manager, Education at Unity Technologies

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Renee advises on digital education curriculum and strategy.

Melissa Neo-Jones

Creative Marketing and Design Professional

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Melissa advises on our brand, product, design, and marketing.

Amanda Kahlow

 

Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Exec Chairman at 6sense

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Amanda advises on start up structure, growth and fundraising.

Marla Rosen
 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Marla is our mental health advisor on creating supportive and safe community.​

Lucy Caldwell
 

Founder at Life Revealed

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Lucy advises on curation of wisdom content and creating heart space communities.

Fiona Ramsey

Digital Product Marketing

and PR Consultant 

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Fiona advises on creative customer engagement, storytelling, PR and product marketing.

Kim Hess
 

Cultural Anthropologist and Founder, BlacksInTech​

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Kim advises on building a diverse and inclusive community/workplace.

Kristin M. Smith

Professor and Distance Education Coordinator at City College of San Francisco

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Kristin advises on long distance education and course structure.

AWAKEN IN-PERSON

Want to connect in real life? The Awaken Institute's sister brand, the Awaken Society, produces in real life events in San Francisco and the surrounding area in Northern California.

AWAKEN
RETREATS
AWAKEN
EVENTS