Our Story the journey of Wf1
This whole thing started as a simple thought:
Women should share their stories from all over the world.
Women For One is a global community that supports women in sharing their stories, claiming their voices, and making life happen on their own terms. We advocate for women who are ready to step up, speak out, and shine—while expressing themselves with vulnerable transparency and finding inspiration in our global sisterhood.
We are passionate about community, connection, collaboration, and creating the lives we want as women. We believe that when we become clear about who we are, boldly claim our passion and purpose, and encourage each other to shine, we create supportive communities where all our voices matter.
In addition to offering a digital platform for women to share their written stories, we’ve created powerful resources that foster women’s leadership and self-expression. Our interactive courses give women tangible tools to increase their leadership skills, embrace their stories, accept all of who they are, expand their communication skills, and take action to make life happen. We also offer our signature community-centered event, the Truthteller Tour, as well as in-person workshops and corporate training across the country, free ebooks, and inspiring daily newsletters.
Founded in 2011 by teacher, women’s advocate, and bestselling author Kelly McNelis, Women For One reaches more than 630,000 women from over 60 countries across the world who follow Women For One on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, in addition to the 35,000 unique visitors per month that our website currently receives.
Women For One also hosts a popular podcast, Your Messy Brilliance® Show, in which Kelly shares the insights of bold leaders who aren’t afraid to make a little mess. To date, Kelly has interviewed dozens of powerful changemakers, including the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Arianna Huffington, Glennon Doyle, Marianne Williamson, don Miguel Ruiz, Byron Katie, and Roshi Joan Halifax, just to name a few.
YOUR STORY the journey of you
Let’s be real—you can read about who we are, but this is really about you.
Your life. Your challenges. Your resiliency. Your victory.
Since 2011, you’ve been sharing your stories: of struggles, relationships, heartbreak, recovery, motherhood, body image, and the power of being a woman.
You are defining what it means to be female…to be mothers, daughters, survivors, creators, global citizens who are shaping our communities and societies in ways both big and small.
All of you who make up our tribe are the reason we’ve been around for the past eight years, doing what we do. We are inspired by your strength, and we strive to meet your deep yearning for connection, inspiration, and a virtual campfire where you can take a load off, kick up your feet, and be real with your sisters.
In short, we’re so glad you’re here.
At Women For One, you’ll find all the resources you need to make life happen on your terms: stories and blogs, interviews about our collective messiness and brilliance as women, courses to help you get your ass in gear and fall in love with yourself, live events, and resources meant for the woman you are and the woman you want to become.
Most of all, we are here to help you find the gold in your personal stories. Stories of every flavor and magnitude. From the funny, to the dark and devastating, to the uplifting and everyday: All stories are welcome, wanted, and needed.
By celebrating and mourning in community, by sharing our stories and creating new ones, we are changing the world.
If you want to share your story, go here.
Kelly Mcnelis Senegor
“Share your messy brilliance with the world as often as possible!”
Kelly is a mom, wife, mentor, businesswoman, incest survivor, Reiki master, minister, healer, and the girlfriend her friends call when they’re on the bathroom floor.Learn More
“Women’s stories shape the landscape of the human soul.”
Nirmala is an author, editor, ghostwriter, and personal mythmaker. Translation: you spew a bunch of verbal mush-mash and she makes it beautiful.Learn More
“There is always something to be thankful for.”
Abby is a student at the University of Washington who is studying education and diversity.Learn More
"Live every day like the powerful woman you are."
Ily keeps the Wf1 website updated and beautiful. She’s currently studying psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.Learn More
"The only mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."
Christine uses her gift of organization to help with the day-to-day operations of Wf1. She is a Seattle native and is currently in nursing school.Learn More
"Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes."
Maria writes life stories as an author, lives them as a friend, and is an internationally recognized blogger and advocate for hyperhidrosis awareness.Learn More
"Self-care is how you take your power back."
Darcy is a mom, wife, and avid hiker. She encourages women to take the path less traveled and find possibilities they never imagined.Learn More
"Accept your weaknesses and embrace your strengths."
As a team member who helps Wf1 build valuable partnerships in the community, Holly would like to help women use their voices to change the world.Learn More
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
Gabbie is a student at the University of Arizona who is pursuing a degree in marketing with an emphasis in healthcare management.Learn More
"Kindness is the bridge between us.”
Meagan is an author, speaker, and business owner who is passionate about the role of kindness, compassion, and connection in creating peace in the world.Learn More
core values Here's what we want for you
Blaze through the fear of saying what you think, and stake your spot in this world through a whole lot of trial and fucking up. Be OK with getting it wrong. Speak your truth. It’s all good.
Get clear on the experiences in your life: how they define you and shape your point of view. Have the courage to own everything you’ve been through and the choices you’ve made—with zero shame.
Let’s lift each other up. Be a witness. Let someone know you see them. But also allow yourself to be seen. You’re not alone. You’re supported and connected. We need your story, and we need you.
You’re not a victim anymore. Stop letting life happen to you. Take the reins and MAKE it happen, on your terms.
Sharing Love with Wf1
“I LOVE Women For One. This beautiful community website is a powerful forum for women to share from their depths. When we consciously share our stories with each other, when we can be vulnerable in a safe place, then huge healing happens. Women For One offers a safe haven that is transforming the world, one woman at a time. I am honored to be part of this amazing movement and encourage all women to dive into the wisdom that comes from the diverse voices that make up the whole of Women For One. Thanks, Kelly, for your heart and vision in bringing women’s voices back into the world.”
“Women For One is an incredible organization that has inspired myself and countless others to stand up and tell their Truth. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have shared my story and to have been uplifted by the stories of others. Everyone has a story, and this is your opportunity to tell it.”
“Being a Truthteller for Wf1 helped me feel more globally connected to women all over the globe. Truthtelling is not just another story that gets passed on by, but rather, it allows us to be meaningfully connected from one heart to another. Through the sharing of our stories, we unravel the most of our authenticity—inspiring others to do the same.”