#PowerGuide: The Women Who Show A New Way

 

by: Aubrey Gail Ferreira & Camalo Gaskin

A #PowerGuide is a woman with a bold spirit and a vision, one who honors her own uniqueness, and is dedicated to carving out a space for herself in the world. The Tao of the #PowerGuide encourages us to speak up, imagine, innovate and thrive. A #PowerGuide sees inequality, inefficiency, wastefulness, and struggle and sets out to dream up solutions, to fantasize an ideal world and then she builds it. A #PowerGuide is a mentor who lifts others as she elevates herself. These women do and make that which has never existed before, applying the will of their heart to the work.

Celebrating our #PowerGuides inspires our own journeys. They show us that self-sufficiency does not require us to sacrifice our individuality or compromise our spirits. They show us we are capable of muscling our fantasies into reality and living the lives we yearn to live.

Entrepreneur The Girl hosted an event in association with Deutsche Bahn—the first of what we hope will become many events—celebrating creative women leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs as part of this year’s Tech Open Air (TOA) Festival in Berlin. Our #PowerGuide Salon presented the Mother-Daughter founders of international media powerhouse, StyleLikeU inspiring 40 million viewers to accept their bodies, their struggles, and express their spirits with style.

Lily and Alisa, the mother-daughter duo of StyleLikeU, photo courtesy of StyleLikeU

Lily and Alisa, the mother-daughter duo of StyleLikeU, photo courtesy of StyleLikeU

Rachel Wingfield, our second guest, has radically shaped the climate of future-casting and design futures.  As director and co-founder of Loop.ph, an award winning spatial laboratory, she invents fantastical architectural scale environments that enable us to interrogate critical planetary dilemmas. Her work explores a new role for designers to intervene in urban spaces, pushing their dreams into reality. 

Futurist Rachel Wingfield poses above in her own sculpture.

Futurist Rachel Wingfield poses above in her own sculpture.

We also welcomed #PowerGuide Rakel Sosa, Founder of The Meditation Dome Project, Journalist, Breathwork Expert & Healer. Through work as a war time journalist for over 15 years for Radio France International, UNESCO Magazine, a correspondent for TV Sur, interviewing everyone from presidents to sex workers in crises situation, putting to use her extensive study and practice of pranayama breath work healing, she accumulated knowledge of stress management techniques that she has integrated into a vision for an international installation of public domes erected in high-stress regions of the world and major cities.

Journalist, healer, filmmaker & visionary Rakel Sosa is the founder of  The Meditation Dome Project.

Journalist, healer, filmmaker & visionary Rakel Sosa is the founder of  The Meditation Dome Project.

Women like this have the power to inform and inspire young girls world wide. Through our #PowerGuide Series, we’re spreading the word that for imaginative women with heart, there are no limits to what we can do.

Keep an eye out for the full video from this event and more inspired #PowerGuide wisdom coming soon.