Women Who Dare inspires, educates, and advocates for women to become powerful leaders, effective communicators, and confident influencers.

Let’s Work Together

You’ll receive customized solutions and support based on your goals

Inclusion Consulting

We help you and your team develop an inclusion mindset that leads to collaboration and creativity.

Coaching

Coaching to help you with the hardest work you’ll ever do “getting to know and love yourself”.

Keynote Speaking

René delivers high energy, fresh interactive Keynotes that inspire, engage and connect with hearts and minds.

About René Delane

Inclusion Consultant, Speaker, and Author

René leads Women Who Dare, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations for overcoming the challenges of color, culture, and gender bias. Read more →

What People Are Saying

Reviews of René and Women Who Dare from some of our partners

“René seeks to learn about others through immersion. She listens first and offers solutions. She understands that the diversity of our cultures and experiences makes our community a rich environment for all people to thrive.”

Jocelyn Armstrong
Director of Diversity, Columbus Bar

“It is impossible to hear her speak without coming away inspired, enriched and motivated. She shows people possibilities and sows seeds of hope and encouragement. The world needs more René Delanes!”

Brent Rosenthal
Attorney and Partner – Rotary International Coordinator

“Diversity and Inclusion can be very sensitive topics… but René Delane builds relationship bridges based on her genuine respect for diverse religious, color, and cultural differences.”

Elizabeth Anderson
Vice President of Compliance, Huntington National Bank

“We pulled up Women Who Dare and were so touched by your mission and values that we’ve donated two pieces for your basket for Proyecto Mariposas.”

Kendra Scott

Give Children A Voice

 Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – LaVita Rodriquez

LaVita Rodriquez and I met at the Library of Congress in DC where I was doing research recently. She caught my attention as I descended the marble steps leading to the main floor rotunda below. This woman had an aura of elegance, peace, and poise that stood out in the sea of faces.

I knew in that instant she had a story.

Anyone who knows me is aware my curiosity and love of people have never stopped me from finding a way to get a story. And share it.

LaVita’s life dramatically changed course when she was paralyzed in a car accident in 2008 at the age of 23. The nurses and doctors who saved her life led to what she calls “a second chance” to both give back and focus on changing children’s lives through the law.

It turns out this was her 1st trip traveling alone to learn more about our nation’s epicenter of democracy and to look at law schools including Georgetown and Catholic University of America. She was laser-focused on her life’s goal; to attend law school to “give children a voice” as a human rights, family, and healthcare attorney.

She currently is an advocate for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Tampa, Fla. through Guardian ad Litem. As a volunteer, LaVita is so much more to a child than just their court advocate. She has become a role model, mentor, educational surrogate, friend, confident, and most important, a consistent caring person on whom the child can rely.

“To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world.”

Hopefully, her story will touch your heart, inspire you to use adversity as your advantage and perhaps help to reframe how you think of a disability to being “abled differently”.

Writing this was a joy because LaVita and I are now bonded together in our core values and friendship.

Be good to yourself,

René Delane

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