Circles

Circles are the heart of Gather the Women. Circles have the power to transform the world—woman by woman, circle by circle! A circle is a gathering in the form of actually sitting in a circle and following general guidelines that facilitate authentic conversation. The circle form is nonhierarchical—everyone’s input holds equal importance. It fosters listening to and learning from every participant.

Contact a Circle Coordinator about GTW circles and events in your area.

Start a GTW Circle or Gathering!

Gather the Women is a global community of diverse women transforming distances, differences, and isolation into opportunities for collaboration and leadership. We invite each of you to take the next step in activating the incredible power of women’s wisdom.

  • Contact GTW using the “Contact Us” tab in the upper lefthand corner to see if there is a Circle Coordinator in your area.
  • If there isn’t a Circle Coordinator in your area, we invite you to become one!
    It’s an exciting, life-changing leadership opportunity.
    To find out more, please contact our Circle Coordinator Convener through the “Contact Us” tab
  • If you haven’t joined GTW yet, we encourage you to join us using the form on the right side of this page.
  • Download our “Basic Guidelines for Calling a Circle” to help get you started.

Creating a circle simply involves bringing a group of women together to start an ongoing conversation, and committing to set aside time and a space for the circle on a regular basis. In a circle, leadership is rotated and the circle decides as a group the direction it wishes to go. Circles can involve a meaningful movie and discussion, book studies, movement, meditation, crafting, and so on. Tools to Get Started