What is REALWoman?

REALWoman Empowerment Workshops

“Thank you again so much for everything this weekend. It was one of the most powerful, healing, and inspiring weekends I have ever had. When I left there Sunday night I felt whole. Like I had found that piece of me I had been looking for…the one I knew I had put somewhere but didn’t know how to find let alone what I would do with it once I did :)” – Jessica, 36

“Research tells us that girls’ self esteem peaks when they are about nine years old, then plummets. What I know from my work with girls and women through the ages of 8-59, is that once it has plummeted it rarely, if ever, returns to those nine year old levels without diligent work to get it back.” – Anea Bogue

REALWoman Empowerment Workshop ActivitiesREALWoman Empowerment Workshops are unique and innovative programs dedicated to inspiring and guiding women to re-connect with their ‘REAL’ (authentic) selves and rebuild self-esteem that was significantly diminished during their adolescent years. Through art, movement (yoga and dance), discussion, guided meditation, self-defense, guest speakers and a variety of other dynamic activities, participants will develop tools to successfully navigate through issues every woman faces today. REALWoman™ workshops will guide and inspire you to…

  • Reclaim your self-value
  • Tap into various tools of empowerment
  • Set and obtain personal and professional goals
  • Find your voice
  • Recover a sense of self-identity
  • Recognize yourself as the author of your own story
  • Reconnect with your body
  • Discover potent information about your amazing female body
  • Create healthy relationships with yourself & others

REALWoman™ 1-Day Intensive Details:

Full Day (9 am – 5 pm) Workshops Offered Include:

Body Knowledge & Appreciation and Creating Healthy Relationship with Self & Others
Understanding the Impact of Media & Rebuilding Your Self Esteem
Recovering Your Self Identity, Claiming Your Strengths, & Authoring Your Own Story
Reclaiming Your Voice & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Tuition: $170 (early bird discounted tuition will be $149)
Space is limited to 14 participants per session.


REALWoman™ Intensive Empowerment Workshops for Moms
“A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf

This customized version of REALWoman™ is a unique and innovative workshop dedicated to supporting mothers of past or future REALgirl participants. This workshop will guide women through key modules that their girls experienced while attending REALgirl and offer tools for supporting themselves and their daughters on their path of wholeness and increased self-esteem. Working within an intimate group of women, participants will have the opportunity to create a support network with other mothers of REALgirls to navigate the challenges and joys of strengthening their own sense of self, while encouraging their daughters to find their voice and identity.

Upcoming REALWoman™ 1-Day Intensive Workshops for Moms

Body Knowledge & Appreciation and Creating Healthy Relationship with Self & Others will inspire you to:

  • Reconnect with your body and its unique gifts
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your female body & cycles
  • Support your daughter in being connected to her body and excited about her development
  • Learn how to set healthy boundaries
  • Create healthy relationships with yourself & others
  • Gain a deeper understand of your personal relationship criteria

To find out more about upcoming workshops, or how to arrange a custom workshop for yourself and a group of friends, please send an e-mail to info@REALWomanPrograms.com.

REALgirl® and REALWomanCreator & Facilitator
Anea Bogue, M.A., CLC, B.Ed.

REALgirl® Empowerment Workshops and Camps for Girls - by Anea Bogue
A highly sought-after contributor to various media outlets, Anea is an acclaimed expert on issues of self-esteem with girls and women. The mother of 18-year-old and 6 year old daughters, Anea is absolutely passionate about the empowerment of girls and women and has dedicated more than half her life to this cause. She brings over 20 years of experience to her work as an educator (middle and high school teacher for 10 years), certified life coach, consultant, author and speaker. Anea is also the creator and director of REALgirl®, a revolutionary empowerment program for girls ages 9 – 16, yielding incredible transformations in girls. Her first book was released in May. Titled, 9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop: A Guide to Helping Girls Reach Their Highest Potential, it is based on her Master’s Thesis which was dedicated to the self-esteem crisis among women and girls. She also recently co-founded TrueMoon, a new organic tampon company dedicated to providing safe, healthy feminine care products and positive, informative messaging for girls and women about their bodies. Whether through her book, featured articles, workshops or speaking engagements, Anea is committed to helping each girl and woman reach her highest potential. She has appeared on CBS, CTV, Global and CW news shows and has been interviewed on multiple radio stations. She writes for the Huffington Post, Maria Schriver, Forbes, Shine, Disney and many more.

Northern California Regional Manager & Lead Instructor,
Kimberly Gibbons, M.A.

Kimberly Gibbons bring Anea Bogue's REALGirl® vision to the San Francisco East Bay AreaA former teacher, an empowering leader and a dynamic speaker, Kimberly Gibbons is ecstatic about the opportunity to bring Anea Bogue’s REALgirl® and REALWoman™ vision to the San Francisco East Bay Area. Kimberly has spent much of her career inspiring girls and women to unlock their personal power, enabling them to generate increased self-confidence and personal success. With a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s degree in Women’s Spirituality from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Kimberly believes strongly that it is our responsibility to connect with the next generation, helping them to discover the power and beauty of what it means to be a woman. Kimberly’s goal is to utilize the core philosophies and innovative and interactive curriculum of REALgirl® and REALWoman™ to help empower local girls and women.

Other Programs & Events:

Now is the time: Anea is currently accepting requests for customized workshops to be conducted in 2017 for women in various stages of personal and professional development. In a relaxed group setting, Anea guides women through a process of re-connecting with themselves on all levels and provides understanding of the source of many internal and external challenges women face, while presenting tools to identify and create a life path of their choosing. Workshops are offered both in person and via telephone or videoconference.

In-person workshops take place in full day, weekend and weekly formats. Telephone and videoconference workshops take place in weekly format (usually 6 weeks). The approach and content of these workshops is intended to provide participants with greater understanding of their unique strengths as women and the many ways in which these can translate into a more empowered and successful personal and professional life.