Ayla Schlosser, Resonate

Ayla Schlosser was 15 when she realized the power of using her voice and sharing her story.  Since then she’s been a facilitator, trainer, coach and community organizer at the local, state and national level.  She is launching Resonate, a story telling training and leadership development workshop aimed at women around the globe.  Ayla says, “If we want women to be at the forefront of a movement to build prosperity, it is not enough just to ask them to speak out—we must give them the tools to make their voices resonate.”

Resonate partners with organizations focused on women’s skill building and grows their capacity by incorporating narrative-based leadership training into existing programming. Through storytelling, participants will build self-confidence, public speaking skills, and leadership skills. Harnessing the power of storytelling will allow emerging female leaders to leverage their knowledge and skills to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Resonate’s pilot project with women in Rwanda, will last for six months, starting in October of 2013. Resonate will partner with five organizations focused on women’s education and economic prosperity and will reach at least 300 Rwandan women.

Pollination Project funds are being used to support the pilot phase of the project.

GRANT AWARD DATE:  AUGUST 22, 2013