Walking Every Season Together
The WEST Project is about Walking Every Season Together. Our work involves the focused effort of the "Women of the WEST" which includes our Executive Leadership Board as well as those who would align themselves with us as WEST Team members.
To listen, learn, love and actively work for the well being of all people, in and through the powerful avenue of sport. To be and unite women in sport who stand together for racial and social justice.
To use our energy and influence to grow deep spirited friendships, provide ongoing mentoring, and enhance purposeful networks with and for women in sport.. To coach coaches, encourage and empower women, stand together against racism, address significant issues, and learn to take care of ourselves.
The three pillars of the WEST Project are Wisdom, Work and Wellness.
Our founding team is made up of women from diverse backgrounds, gifting, professions and seasons of life. We don't have all the answers that's for sure! We do have years of experience and hearts to listen and learn. As we walk and talk together, working and sharing life, we yearn to grow in wisdom. Standing together against injustice, teaching and coaching the next generation, leading and affecting change, all require deep wisdom.
We believe in doing the work. We will work to encourage and empower women in sport. We will model effective conversations, create resources, offer mentoring opportunities, run retreats and seminars, and connect people. Our team will create written and video material that enhances conversations and provides guidance for women as coaches, leaders, executives and professionals in the world of sport. We will stand against racism and social injustice. We will work for and encourage under resourced women, to provide avenues of advancement and empowerment.
Recognizing the need for greater understanding and focus on mental health, and the tendency at times to disregard our own well being, we desire to provide resources and deepen our conversations around wellness. As women we can tend to care for everyone else first, often leaving our own buckets empty. Our programs and resources will include an emphasis on rest, self-care, personal growth and wisdom regarding mental, spiritual, relational and physical health.