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FemmeQ Pop-up Summit Thu 06 Jul - Fri 07 Jul

  • Sustainability

Feminine intelligence, applied to real life


Remarkable things can happen when we unleash our full human potential; the qualities the feminine reclaimed and equally valued with those of the masculine.

Since launching the 2016 FemmeQ Summit we have travelled the world to activate this exciting conversation; from Rio di Janeiro to Berlin, from Brussels to Sao Paolo, from Oxford to Melbourne; people have left each event with a new sense of hope and possibility.

We invite you to join us at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking to expand this global community; people who are awakening the feminine qualities that both women and men possess to ensure human flourishing and planetary regeneration. To shape a positive future we must bring into balance the feminine with the masculine.

The indispensable feminine wisdom and qualities are needed now more than ever: the potency of COMPASSION, the gift of DEEP LISTENING, the brilliance of INTUITION and the warmth of INCLUSIVITY. Marginalised for centuries they are emerging strongly again.

Please watch our 2016 FemmeQ Summit highlights and see why 140 people from 15 countries travelled to join us in Berlin to initiate this movement.


During this FemmeQ evening and one-day programme you will:

•* Engage in rich conversations, enlivening workshops and stimulating plenary sessions

* Explore the importance of integrating the wisdom of feminine intelligence

•* Recognise the deep feminine qualities within you

•* Understand how to activate and live these qualities in all aspects of your life

•* Leave nourished and restored bringing a new sense of hope into the world

•* Be inspired by the beauty and creativity expressed through poetry, music and film

If you are a social entrepreneur, change-maker, thought leader, healer or conscious business leader wishing to change the system, a woman or man yearning to live the full embodiment of your feminine and masculine qualities, this day is for you.

"This day is about being and doing in the world, bringing the feminine qualities and values alive in all aspects of our personal and professional lives." Karen Downes

The summit begins with a film screening of Why Women Need to Climb Mountains on Thursday 6 July and continues all day Friday 7 July.

Mornings will be plenary sessions and in the afternoon there will be a choice of interactive workshops.

Single room £155 inc supper, B & B plus   film Thursday evening, all day Friday
Shared room (per person) £135 inc supper, B & B plus   film Thursday evening, all day Friday
Non-residential £115 inc supper plus  film Thursday evening, all day Friday
£95 Friday only 9.30am - 6pm  including refreshments and lunch

Speakers include:
Karen Downes - Entrepreneur
Scilla Elworthy – Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Hetty Einzig – Diversity Expert                                                              Alexandra Feldner - founder of FemmeQ
Renata Keller – Filmmaker: Why Women Need to Climb Mountains    

Mac Macartney - author, speaker, changemaker

Karen Downes has a great passion and commitment to unleash the potential of the human spirit and for all to flourish. For the past 30 years she has worked as a social entrepreneur, business consultant and activist for positive change in the world. I’ve been privileged to learn from great masters in the fields of; traditional medicine, spiritual and behavioural sciences and transformation. She is the founder of The Flourish Initiative.

Hetty Einzig is an independent executive coach, trainer and facilitator working globally with individuals, teams and groups in the areas of leadership development, transpersonal coaching and emotional intelligence, across corporate, private and public sectors.She is a founder director of Transition Expertise.

Scilla Elworthy founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, for which she has been three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas; Peace Direct was voted ‘Best New Charity’ in 2005. Her book Pioneering the Possible: Awakened Leadership for a World that Works, was published in 2015.

Alexandra Feldner has had in international career in management, fashion, design, film, business and spiritual development.  Her commitment is to remove the barriers, allow the human spirit to soar and for every person to flourish. She is the Founder of the concept of FemmeQ.

Renata Keller is a filmmaker and visual art director based in Berlin. She worked in visual arts for over twenty-five years and is currently the CEO of the German philosophical quarterly Magazine for Consciousness and Culture Evolve  In Berlin she brings together people of various fields for dialogue and enquiry.

Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney is the founder of Embercombe a community in Devon whose mission is to be a powerful and innovative catalyst for the emergence of leaders and change agents who will take courageous action for a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

See 2016 FemmeQ Berlin highlights here.



Watch their incredible film here:


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