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Do you need support?

Do you want to surround yourself with a network of women that care about your well being?Do you want to recharge emotionally, physically, and spiritually? Do you feel disconnected? Are you burdened with everyday life? Do you need a time-out? Do you need accountability? Do you need work/life balance?

Join this group for women who are looking for a support group for everyday life. We are part of the Women's Institute of Self Development and Efficacy. The Women's Institute of Self Development & Efficacy (WISE) empowers today's women nationwide with specialized tools and techniques needed to enhance and transform their lives through training, prayer, support groups, and workshops.

Jennifer Sanchez is the President and CEO of the Women's Institute of Self Development and Efficacy, WISE. Before launching her organization, Ms. Sanchez worked in the not-for-profit world providing financial education, academic advising, and career coaching to over thousands of individuals in the Chicagoland area looking to change their lives. She attained a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois in Chicago and is also a certified Financial Coach from Neighborworks Training Institute. As well as received support groups training from Focus Ministries to help women who are in abusive relationships. Ms. Sanchez recognized early on in her career the need to empower and provide a supportive environment for women. Thus, during the last 7 years Ms. Sanchez has researched and created training programs, workshops, and motivational talks not only to help women transform their lives, but enhance their existing ones.

Ms. Sanchez resides in Chicago IL with her Husband, two daughters, and Doberman Pinscher named “Ruby.”

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PowerHER Moves Women's Retreat


Are you tired of it all? Are you tired of e-learning, home-school, working from home, or anything else COVID related? Right now is the perfect time to get away and put everything back in perspective. Join us for WISE's 3rd annual women's retreat. This year's theme is about MAKING POWER MOVES. This year we will have access to a beach with sand in Whitehall, Michigan.🌅 85% of our activities will be outdoors. We want to take you away from your familiar environment and provide an EXPERIENCE to awaken the power within you. If you have an internal block, this retreat is for YOU. If you want to connect with other women, this retreat is for you. If you want to develop grit, this event is for you. If you are ready to launch something new, this event is for you. We are going to challenge you physically to help you have a spiritual, emotional, and/or mental breakthrough. We want you to test yourself and push through your limitations. We have a tribe of LOVING women who will cheer you on throughout the retreat. We want you to walk as a conqueror and in your DIVINE purpose. WE WANT TO POWER YOUR MOVES! Once we receive payment for the retreat, we will send you a link with a survey to ask for your information and t-shirt size. We will send you a retreat checklist of items to bring with you, as well as, information about booking your stay at the location. ~Due to COVID, we will not be responsible for rooms or meals this year.~ Fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers are in your rooms for personal use. There are also multiple charcoal grills on the property, as well as, a community stove will be made available. We will provide packaged snacks, water bottles, and hand sanitizers at the retreat. We will also enforce social distancing and masks must be with you at all times. (Some activities will require you to wear masks outdoors) Room availability is on a first come first serve basis. At this lodge, there are rooms and cabins available. Up to your discretion if you want to share rooms with another woman to save on the cost of the room. Please write in our WISE Women's Support Group if you want to share the costs of a room. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WISEWomensSupportGroup/ In addition, you don't need to stay at the recommended lodge, but due to the remote location and activities, it's strongly recommended. Every morning we will take temperatures, as well as, ask you COVID related questions. If during the retreat you develop symptoms, we ask that you stay in your room for the remainder of the event. We will try our best to broadcast activities in case this happens. The cost for WISE members is $149.00. The cost for non-members is $199.00. Send payment to http://bit.ly/PowerHerMovesRetreat (No refunds or transfers) Check-in is from 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday night. We advise you to come in before it gets dark, we do not recommend driving at night since this is a 3.5-hour drive from Chicago. We will have a welcome and set our intentions at 7 p.m. We end at noon on Sunday. If you have any questions please call[masked] or email [masked]

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