Aspire for Equality

Aspire for Equality Founded in 2001 by Dr Sam Collins Aspire for Equality is an award-winning leader in coaching, leadership development and research related to gender equality.

Aspire gives women the freedom and support to change themselves and the world. Over the past 20 years, we have worked with thousands of women around the world. We know that change can be difficult. But change is possible, and daring to imagine a different future is where it starts. We’re led by Sam Collins, she is an award winning, globally recognized author and gender diversity expert, and supported by teams on the ground in Los Angeles and London.

Aspire gives women the freedom and support to change themselves and the world. Over the past 20 years, we have worked with thousands of women around the world. We know that change can be difficult. But change is possible, and daring to imagine a different future is where it starts. We’re led by Sam Collins, she is an award winning, globally recognized author and gender diversity expert, and supported by teams on the ground in Los Angeles and London.

In this podcast, Sister Zeph and I discuss love, how to push through life’s brick walls and the importance of vulnerabil...
17/09/2021

In this podcast, Sister Zeph and I discuss love, how to push through life’s brick walls and the importance of vulnerability. Learn more about her incredible work at zephaniaheducation.org https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/i-am-unbreakable/id1533811424?i=1000500877482

In this podcast, Sister Zeph and I discuss love, how to push through life’s brick walls and the importance of vulnerability. Learn more about her incredible work at zephaniaheducation.org https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/i-am-unbreakable/id1533811424?i=1000500877482

Ready for a change? Join me for Boost Your Resilience! Dates are October 12th or 13th. More info at AspireforEquality.co...
16/09/2021

Ready for a change? Join me for Boost Your Resilience! Dates are October 12th or 13th. More info at AspireforEquality.com/events #AspireForEquality #womenleadership

Ready for a change? Join me for Boost Your Resilience! Dates are October 12th or 13th. More info at AspireforEquality.com/events #AspireForEquality #womenleadership

Another fabulous #WomenPostingTheirWs Wednesday! What’s new with you this week, and what are your wins, big or small? #W...
15/09/2021

Another fabulous #WomenPostingTheirWs Wednesday! What’s new with you this week, and what are your wins, big or small? #WomenSupportingWomen #CelebrateWomen #WomenInLeadership

Another fabulous #WomenPostingTheirWs Wednesday! What’s new with you this week, and what are your wins, big or small? #WomenSupportingWomen #CelebrateWomen #WomenInLeadership

It’s becoming increasingly more challenging to find our inner resilience through the fatigue of daily life and our curre...
14/09/2021

It’s becoming increasingly more challenging to find our inner resilience through the fatigue of daily life and our current climate. I invite you to join me for Boost Your Resilience for a dash of inspiration to help you break out from the cycle! Dates are October 12th or 13th. More info at AspireforEquality.com/events #AspireForEquality #WomenLeadership

It’s becoming increasingly more challenging to find our inner resilience through the fatigue of daily life and our current climate. I invite you to join me for Boost Your Resilience for a dash of inspiration to help you break out from the cycle! Dates are October 12th or 13th. More info at AspireforEquality.com/events #AspireForEquality #WomenLeadership

How do you swim against the tide? #MotivationalMonday #InspiringQuotes #AspireForMore
13/09/2021

How do you swim against the tide? #MotivationalMonday #InspiringQuotes #AspireForMore

How do you swim against the tide? #MotivationalMonday #InspiringQuotes #AspireForMore

Whether you’re a climate crusader or a gender equality and diversity advocate – saving the world and improving the lives...
06/09/2021

Whether you’re a climate crusader or a gender equality and diversity advocate – saving the world and improving the lives of those on it REQUIRES breaking the rules. What rules are you breaking to see the change we need in the world? #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

Whether you’re a climate crusader or a gender equality and diversity advocate – saving the world and improving the lives of those on it REQUIRES breaking the rules. What rules are you breaking to see the change we need in the world? #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

I am delighted to share with you my #StrippedBackPodcast episode with Ibtissam Al-Farah, an incredible woman who always ...
03/09/2021

I am delighted to share with you my #StrippedBackPodcast episode with Ibtissam Al-Farah, an incredible woman who always reminds me of the importance of taking risks for what you want in life! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/challenge-it-and-try-again/id1533811424?i=1000498497986

I am delighted to share with you my #StrippedBackPodcast episode with Ibtissam Al-Farah, an incredible woman who always reminds me of the importance of taking risks for what you want in life! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/challenge-it-and-try-again/id1533811424?i=1000498497986

Needing a dose of inspiration? Check out my talk on “Collective Courage” for Women’s Equality Day. You can learn more ab...
02/09/2021

Needing a dose of inspiration? Check out my talk on “Collective Courage” for Women’s Equality Day. You can learn more about Women for Women International’s Emergency Support Fund for Afghan Women and support them at womenforwomen.org

Needing a dose of inspiration? Check out my talk on “Collective Courage” for Women’s Equality Day. You can learn more about Women for Women International’s Emergency Support Fund for Afghan Women and support them at womenforwomen.org

September is already here! With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to not only look ahead to our goals, but a...
01/09/2021

September is already here! With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to not only look ahead to our goals, but also to reflect on our accomplishments. What are your wins this week?

September is already here! With the changing of seasons comes the opportunity to not only look ahead to our goals, but also to reflect on our accomplishments. What are your wins this week?

Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and join me in this engaging conversation with some incredible women from around the wor...
31/08/2021

Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and join me in this engaging conversation with some incredible women from around the world who are Making A Difference through Technology.

Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and join me in this engaging conversation with some incredible women from around the world who are Making A Difference through Technology.

What are YOU going to ask for this week? #MotivationalMonday #Oprah #AspireForEquailty #AspireForMore
30/08/2021

What are YOU going to ask for this week? #MotivationalMonday #Oprah #AspireForEquailty #AspireForMore

What are YOU going to ask for this week? #MotivationalMonday #Oprah #AspireForEquailty #AspireForMore

President and CEO of FINAC Impact Finance Andrée Simon and I chat on this episode about the imperative need to always sp...
27/08/2021

President and CEO of FINAC Impact Finance Andrée Simon and I chat on this episode about the imperative need to always speak our truth. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/incredible-resilience/id1533811424?i=1000497381070#StrippedBackPodcast #DrSamCollinsPodcast #ResilientWomen

President and CEO of FINAC Impact Finance Andrée Simon and I chat on this episode about the imperative need to always speak our truth. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/incredible-resilience/id1533811424?i=1000497381070#StrippedBackPodcast #DrSamCollinsPodcast #ResilientWomen

Join us TODAY from 8-8:45am PT | 4-4:45pm UK for Collective Courage with Dr. Sam Collins. Proceeds from the event will g...
26/08/2021

Join us TODAY from 8-8:45am PT | 4-4:45pm UK for Collective Courage with Dr. Sam Collins. Proceeds from the event will go to Women For Women Internationals Emergency Fund for Afghan Women. #AspireForEquality Get your tickets at https://aspireforequality.co.uk/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/

Join us TODAY from 8-8:45am PT | 4-4:45pm UK for Collective Courage with Dr. Sam Collins. Proceeds from the event will go to Women For Women Internationals Emergency Fund for Afghan Women. #AspireForEquality Get your tickets at https://aspireforequality.co.uk/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/

Big or small – what’s your win for this week? #WomenPostingTheirWs #WomenSupportingWomen
25/08/2021

Big or small – what’s your win for this week? #WomenPostingTheirWs #WomenSupportingWomen

Big or small – what’s your win for this week? #WomenPostingTheirWs #WomenSupportingWomen

Wise words from the late and great RBG #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore
23/08/2021

Wise words from the late and great RBG #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

Wise words from the late and great RBG #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

In this episode, I chat with the one and only Sarah Kitakule on the highs and lows of pursuing your passion. #StrippedBa...
20/08/2021

In this episode, I chat with the one and only Sarah Kitakule on the highs and lows of pursuing your passion. #StrippedBackPodcast #DrSamCollins #WomenPodcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dont-babysit-your-ideas/id1533811424?i=1000496544244

In this episode, I chat with the one and only Sarah Kitakule on the highs and lows of pursuing your passion. #StrippedBackPodcast #DrSamCollins #WomenPodcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dont-babysit-your-ideas/id1533811424?i=1000496544244

It is a moment of grim uncertainty for Afghan women. Violence is rising and women are caught in the crossfire. Support w...
19/08/2021

It is a moment of grim uncertainty for Afghan women. Violence is rising and women are caught in the crossfire. Support women in Afghanistan while also empowering yourself on Women’s Equality Day! https://aspireforequality.com/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/ #AspireForEquality #WomenforWomen #WomensEqualityDay

It is a moment of grim uncertainty for Afghan women. Violence is rising and women are caught in the crossfire. Support women in Afghanistan while also empowering yourself on Women’s Equality Day! https://aspireforequality.com/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/ #AspireForEquality #WomenforWomen #WomensEqualityDay

Deep gratitude to WIMAR SG for having me speak yesterday at your women's network in Singapore! I loved that you allowed ...
18/08/2021

Deep gratitude to WIMAR SG for having me speak yesterday at your women's network in Singapore! I loved that you allowed such authenticity and are pioneering courageous action for women's equality. #genderequality #boldleadership

Deep gratitude to WIMAR SG for having me speak yesterday at your women's network in Singapore! I loved that you allowed such authenticity and are pioneering courageous action for women's equality. #genderequality #boldleadership

18/08/2021

What’s your win this week? I’m chuffed we have hundreds of registrants from around the world for M.A.D. World Tech! #AspireForEquality #WomenPostingTheirWs #WomensWins #WomenSupportingWomen

Join me August 26th on Women’s Equality Day celebrating women’s right to vote, “Collective Courage” where even in 2021, ...
17/08/2021

Join me August 26th on Women’s Equality Day celebrating women’s right to vote, “Collective Courage” where even in 2021, women’s vote is threatened through voter suppression, at the center of this crisis are poor women, especially women of color. https://aspireforequality.com/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/ #AspireForEquality #WomenforWomen #WomensEqualityDay

Join me August 26th on Women’s Equality Day celebrating women’s right to vote, “Collective Courage” where even in 2021, women’s vote is threatened through voter suppression, at the center of this crisis are poor women, especially women of color. https://aspireforequality.com/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/ #AspireForEquality #WomenforWomen #WomensEqualityDay

Join me on Women's Equality Day to discuss the URGENT need for gender equality and the ways which we can come together t...
16/08/2021
Collective Courage | Women's Equality with Dr. Sam Collins

Join me on Women's Equality Day to discuss the URGENT need for gender equality and the ways which we can come together to achieve it. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to support Women for Women International's Emergency Support for Afghan Women.

The event is Thursday, August 26th | 4-4:45pm UK | 8-8:45am PST
Get your tickets here: https://aspireforequality.com/event/collective-courage-on-womens-equality-day/
Join our Facebook Event so you don't forget! https://fb.me/e/1K1VVuG9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os1vAULgfh4

What could a gender equal world look like?Is it a fight to be won where women win and men lose?Is it important when the world struggles through COVID? - M...

What challenge are you winking at today? #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore
16/08/2021

What challenge are you winking at today? #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

What challenge are you winking at today? #MotivationalMonday #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore

I’m pleased to announce our speakers for It’s a M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology! Meet the women who will...
12/08/2021

I’m pleased to announce our speakers for It’s a M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology! Meet the women who will be joining me on August 24th for a raw and unscripted discussion about women in the technology field and be sure to register to join us! #AspireMADWorld #AspireForEquality #WomenInTechnology https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q

I’m pleased to announce our speakers for It’s a M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology! Meet the women who will be joining me on August 24th for a raw and unscripted discussion about women in the technology field and be sure to register to join us! #AspireMADWorld #AspireForEquality #WomenInTechnology https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q

The recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2021 stated we are 135.6 years away from gender equality worldw...
11/08/2021

The recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2021 stated we are 135.6 years away from gender equality worldwide!

Granted this is a depressing thought so I dug into the report (8.30pm on a Saturday night because that's my kinda fun!)

There is optimism and positives!

1) Education. We are doing well with only 14.2 years to gender equality!
2) Health & Survival, we are doing better with 96% of the gap closed.
3) Western Europe has progressed the most towards gender parity (77.6%). North America is the second-most advanced (76.4%), followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (71.2%).
4) At the current relative pace, gender gaps can potentially be closed in 52.1 years in Western Europe, 61.5 years in North America, and 68.9 years in Latin America and the Caribbean (hopefully leading the way for other countries)

So maybe it will happen in some of our lifetimes, although I would need to be over 100 but that is my plan anyway...

#women #education #health #gendergap #genderequality

The recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2021 stated we are 135.6 years away from gender equality worldwide!

Granted this is a depressing thought so I dug into the report (8.30pm on a Saturday night because that's my kinda fun!)

There is optimism and positives!

1) Education. We are doing well with only 14.2 years to gender equality!
2) Health & Survival, we are doing better with 96% of the gap closed.
3) Western Europe has progressed the most towards gender parity (77.6%). North America is the second-most advanced (76.4%), followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (71.2%).
4) At the current relative pace, gender gaps can potentially be closed in 52.1 years in Western Europe, 61.5 years in North America, and 68.9 years in Latin America and the Caribbean (hopefully leading the way for other countries)

So maybe it will happen in some of our lifetimes, although I would need to be over 100 but that is my plan anyway...

#women #education #health #gendergap #genderequality

We still have a few spots left in our Change Maker 3 month program! Sign up at AspireForEquality.com/Events #AspireForEq...
10/08/2021

We still have a few spots left in our Change Maker 3 month program! Sign up at AspireForEquality.com/Events #AspireForEquality #WomenChangeMakers #WomenLeader

We still have a few spots left in our Change Maker 3 month program! Sign up at AspireForEquality.com/Events #AspireForEquality #WomenChangeMakers #WomenLeader

I am thrilled to share our trailer for our upcoming event M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World - Technology! This will be ...
09/08/2021
M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World - Technology

I am thrilled to share our trailer for our upcoming event M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World - Technology!

This will be an informal, unscripted discussion with myself and these other incredible women in the tech industry:

* Eileen Brewer, Director of Takween Accelerator, Mentor, Global Speaker and Trainer, Iraq
* Dr. Patricia Gestoso-Souto ◆ Inclusive Innovation, Head of Scientific Support and Customer Operations, Dassault Systèmes, UK
* Ali Stripling (her/she), Chief Operations Officer, GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup), Italy
* Carolyn Chapman-Lees, CEO, Titan Partnership, UK

Be sure to register for the event on Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q

https://youtu.be/c9_K3TCC3r0

We are facing an increasingly complex and volatile world in 2021 both personally, professionally and in our communities and wider world. At this event, we wi...

Who else needed to hear this today? 🙋‍♀️ “No” is an opportunity! #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore #MondayMotivational
09/08/2021

Who else needed to hear this today? 🙋‍♀️ “No” is an opportunity! #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore #MondayMotivational

Who else needed to hear this today? 🙋‍♀️ “No” is an opportunity! #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore #MondayMotivational

Are you needing a dose of inspiration? Join us on August 24th for M.A.D. World Technology with Dr. Sam Collins! This eve...
05/08/2021

Are you needing a dose of inspiration? Join us on August 24th for M.A.D. World Technology with Dr. Sam Collins! This event is FREE and we implore any and all who are interested to join us for the event. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q #AspireForEquality #WomenInSTEM #WomenInTech

Are you needing a dose of inspiration? Join us on August 24th for M.A.D. World Technology with Dr. Sam Collins! This event is FREE and we implore any and all who are interested to join us for the event. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q #AspireForEquality #WomenInSTEM #WomenInTech

“When you are recognized, say “Thank you” without downplaying your contributions. It’s important to figure out what it i...
04/08/2021
How To Support Women’s Workforce Reentry And Why The U.S. Needs To

“When you are recognized, say “Thank you” without downplaying your contributions. It’s important to figure out what it is you deserve. Recognition can mean many different things, so you need to figure out what you want and need in order to get it.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2021/07/28/how-to-support-womens-workforce-reentry-and-why-the-us-needs-to/

Nearly 3 million women left the workforce in the past year, and in one year, women globally lost $800 billion in income due to Covid-19. What can women do to support their own success in reentering the workforce, and what must leaders do to make reentry more feasible?

We would love to see you at our next free event, M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology. This event will be hos...
03/08/2021

We would love to see you at our next free event, M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology. This event will be hosted by Dr. Sam alongside some incredible women changemakers in the industry! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q #AspireForEquality #WomenInSTEM #WomenInTech

We would love to see you at our next free event, M.A.D. (Making A Difference) World – Technology. This event will be hosted by Dr. Sam alongside some incredible women changemakers in the industry! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnq262VTNSl6NJ05Y3g8Q #AspireForEquality #WomenInSTEM #WomenInTech

Simone Biles is such an incredible woman who reminds us that no matter who you are, your mental health matters! She lead...
02/08/2021

Simone Biles is such an incredible woman who reminds us that no matter who you are, your mental health matters! She leads a brilliant example of what it means to advocate for yourself and for others. #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore #SimoneBiles

Simone Biles is such an incredible woman who reminds us that no matter who you are, your mental health matters! She leads a brilliant example of what it means to advocate for yourself and for others. #AspireForEquality #AspireForMore #SimoneBiles

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Aspire will always trailblaze for women and as our community grows we’re campaigning for equality for everyone, everywhere. And as we grow we’re working with more and more men who are demanding change for women and who aspire for a more tolerant, equitable world. If you aspire for better, join our network of thousands of change makers across the globe.

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With offices located in both Los Angeles and London, Aspire is led by Dr Sam Collins. She is an award winning, globally recognized author and gender diversity expert.

Aspire exists to get you blazing your trail faster, more efficiently, and more enjoyably. We empower the women leaders and role models of the future – tools, events, webinars and research.

Women like you who are seeking the support, stretch and inspiration to trailblaze a new way of doing things – through an approach that is expertly tailored to you – not to mention the incredible support and positive challenge that comes from being around other like-minded women.

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I was at the Trailblazers conference last year in London and there was a great presentation from 3 wonderful ladies about finding your superpower. Can anyone remind me of some examples of the super powers we came up with? Trying this with my team and would like to give some examples but I didn’t write any down! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thanks in advance 😊
Jen Coken, CEO, Embrace the Ridiculousness of Life! USA “Who the Heck Do You Think You Are? How Imposter Syndrome is Sabotaging Your Leadership, And You Don’t Even Know It” Jen Coken is the executive coach for Badass Boss Ladies, who are ready to smash obstacles, jump over hurdles, and grab snarling dogs by the ears. For twenty years, she’s been beating down BS with a velvet sledgehammer tasseled with humor. Jen is also a national speaker whose keynotes and trainings are for leaders and their teams who crave actionable lessons from the heart, packed with a powerful punch. Her best-selling book, “When I Die, Take My Panties,” is an inspiring, raw, and at times, funny memoir about coping with her mother’s death from ovarian cancer and what it took to push on through. When she’s not crafting bestselling books or speaking to audiences around the country, you can find Jen performing stand-up comedy, or, eating Nutella by the spoonful in the nearest grocery aisle.
Hi All, I was on the Powerful Communications course in London on Wednesday and am trying to contact Kelly who was in the last group with me and Abigail. We agreed that we would support each other by setting up a WhatsApp group but the telephone number Kelly wrote down appears to be incorrect. If you’re in the group Kelly please message me so I can add you to our WhatsApp group. Thank you! 😊
Really looking forward to the event on Friday!
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Please take three and half minutes from your day and enjoy! Then spread the word! Have the privilege to work with this amazing film maker - Helen Plumb so I want to share this with trailblazing women everywhere #womeninleadership #womenintechnology #diversityandinclusion #lumesselearning
What a fantastic couple of days. Thank you Dr Sam Collins and everyone else who was there. You made the event for me :) If you didnt get a chance to contribute the Bloom Bakery project that Amy very bravely spoke about, please do. She is so close to her target but just needs that little extra help from us to get there. Here's the link
Women demonstrating they are equipped2lead - common themes across all sectors #Purpose #Passion #Vision #Believe #ListenToYourIntuition #Communicate #Empower #BePositive #SurroundYourselfWithPositivePeople #BeHumble (not self-deprecating) #BeGrounded #Decide #Plan #TakeAction #Reciprocity #Mentor #BeMentored Lots more photos of amazing Dr Sam Collins leading Aspire M.A.D (Making A Difference) Leadership Conference 2017 -women speakers and interviewees on equipped2succeed!
Looking forward to Day 2 of the #madleaders conference 2017... 😁