FROM OUR FOUNDER
Staci Wallace is the Founder and President of EMwomen (Empowering Women), which is a 501-C3 non-profit faith-based organization that seeks to encourage women to be living examples of God's Word in the marketplace and to use their life stories as a catalyst to bring hope to those in need. Staci is also a keynote speaker, life coach and author of 6 books. She lives in Frisco, TX with her husband of 21 years, Larry and their two powerhouse children. Connect with her through social media @StaciWallace or on her website at: staciwallace.com
It's my pleasure to introduce you to our passionate tribe of EMwomen (Empowered Women) who have a sincere passion to advocate for the freedom and wholeness of women and girls through the truth of God's Word. We seek to rescue, educate and empower women to become catalysts of monumental change in their homes, workplace, marketplace and world.
One of our favorite scriptures is Romans 8:28 - "All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose." We believe in second chances, restoration and in God's ability to use ALL THINGS, even the seemingly WORST THINGS of our life to become a source of hope for others. We believe the scars of our past can become stars that light the way for another woman's future.
We help women and girls emerge from tragic stories of pain, violence, abuse, inequality, regret and oppression. By teaching them how to shift from a victim's mentality into a truly equipped, educated and empowered force of change, we are helping them hit the reset button and reclaim their position of strength in the marketplace.
EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY AND EVERY STORY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
As an author of 6 books, keynote speaker and former leading executive, it is my joy to align with other women of influence to offer unique life mastery classes, leadership summits, writing courses, business development seminars and online skills training resources to help our women advance personally, spiritually and professionally.
In July of 2017, both my husband and I sensed God urging us to step away from our corporate careers to say "YES" to the mission and mandate of EMwomen. Our prayer is that you join us by digging deep and discovering the incredible story of God's power in you to the become the force of change you were destined to be in this world.
Embracing the call with passion and purpose,
EMpowering Women to Change Their World With the Truth of God's Word!
EMwomen is bringing out the GOD COLORS of women in this world by helping them step out from behind the stories and labels of their past into a bold and confident plan for their future.
By offer support, training, workshops, book writing seminars and life-skills mastery classes, we are seeing women set free from chains of mental, physical and emotional bondage, while increasing their skills and value in the marketplace. Whether it is a woman enslaved by domestic violence or a woman suppressed by inequality at work, we are advocating for a better way, greater pay, bolder witness and a brighter future for all women.
Every woman has a story and every story can change the world.
Whether you are here to find encouragement, seek refuge, find deliverance, become a published author, learn better communication skills or perhaps you want to become a certified EMwomen coach, we pray EMwomen helps you light up your life and SHINE.
The Story Behind The Movement
Like each of our ladies, I, too, have been blessed with a story of remarkable transformation. When I was just a baby, I was diagnosed with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis. Little did my parents know then, the very lungs that caused so much pain would one day bring power to a 5-1/2 octave singing voice that God would use to impact nations. You see, I am not a victim of circumstances, but I am the product of the miraculous POWER of God to rescue, heal and restore a broken life.
When God healed my body, He gave me the special gift of singing, along with a boisterous voice and a fearless boldness to scrap with the boys during recess. My "Princess Warrior" roots came naturally but they also caused me to garner some enemies along the way. I was extremely competitive in basketball, became a black-belt in karate and won numerous awards and recognition. But while these "golden opportunities" boosted my ego, they also seemed to put a wedge between me and other girls. The more I achieved, the more isolated I became. I worked harder and harder to be accepted by the "in crowd", thinking that by doing better I would somehow win their approval.
Eventually that hunger for acceptance formed into an approval addiction, where I longed
to fit in and be acknowledged as "good enough".
By the time I was 18, I had a thriving career, singing for a 21-piece orchestra, running my own fashion consulting firm, performing in Off-Broadway Musicals, and selling hundreds of thousands of water filters to become the youngest National Marketing Director of a billion dollar company.
At this point, you are probably saying, "Oh poor you....you were SUFFERING through success... wah wah wah." And I don't blame you. That's what the women around me said, too. The more success I achieved, the more judgement I endured. Companies and leaders wanted my skills and talents at any cost. Success caused me to be powerful yet broken. I was confident, yet aching inside for relationships that loved me for ME, not for what I could do. I was shackled by the addiction to keep producing in business and life, hoping that someday I could fit in like everyone else. By the time I was 21, I had suffered through an abusive divorce, suicidal depression and I was crying out for a savior to rescue me. The voices in my head said, "You will never be good enough. You will never be accepted. No one will ever love you for you. They only care about you because of what you do for them. You will never fit in." But then one day I heard God say,
"You weren't born to fit in...you were born to STAND OUT!"
Those words brought me so much freedom. It took me over 40 years to realize that my acceptance won't come from man, titles or earthly achievements but true and lasting peace is found in intimacy with God through His Spirit. I lived most of my life building corporations worth hundreds of millions of dollars and scaling sales teams into the hundreds of thousands, thinking that the pot at the end of that corporate rainbow would bring fulfillment. I have sung on some of the greatest stages in the world, yet NONE of those things brought me true and lasting peace. It wasn't until I said "YES" to God that my life started to change. God began to call me OUT of my ivory white tower of success and corporate achievements into a life of servitude and compassion for the needs of others. I began to realize that the talents He had blessed me with weren't so that I could shine but so that HE could shine through me.
I had spent most of my life looking for the spotlight and now, EMwomen is allowing me to BE the spotlight, shining on others, so their stories can become the catalyst of hope, help and healing to the world around them.
Today, it is my greatest joy to see other women discover their story, write it down, publish it and then launch it to the world in partnership with God. Your story may be different from mine, but chances are, you've felt the pain of wanting to be appreciated, and loved for who you are. Perhaps you've been overworked and under-appreciated. Maybe you've been a human DOING and the people who WANT MORE from you don't realize the quiet suffering it causes inside. YOUR STORY IS POWERFUL BEYOND WORDS and now is the time to allow the scars of your past to become stars that light the way for someone else's future. Your history is God’s gift to you. What you make of it is your gift to humanity.
Every woman has a story….and every story can change the world.
EMwomen is NOT a women’s lib movement of division, domination or propagation over men. Instead, it is about unleashing the stories, beauty and power of Godly voices that recognize the TRUTH of God’s Word and boldly stand to defend it, represent it and prove its power to this generation.
Through our training seminars, webinars, podcasts, blogs, books and publishing programs, we are liberating the voices of women and their life-changing stories so that the truth of God’s purpose for “women” can be revealed.
Salt & Light
Matthew 5: 13-16 (MSG)
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste Godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Here’s another way to put it:
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
WOMEN ARE POWERFUL
Women are powerful. They cannot and should not be in competition with “men”. They are uniquely different and uniquely empowered by God as His vessel with a womb, enabled with the ability to incubate and reproduce human life. Not all women will procreate, but ALL women are breeding ground of great ideas, dreams and vision and they, alone, possess the power to deliver world-changing life into this generation. While they are powerful leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs and innovators, they are also uniquely called by God to birth, nurture, embrace, educate, equip and empower the world changers and history makers of tomorrow.
It is a demonic agenda of darkness to silence, immobilize or sexually confuse the very incubators that God has ordained to bring life into this world. WOMEN HOLD THE SUPERNATURAL POWER TO BIRTH GLOBAL CHANGE AND CREATE ECONOMIC ABUNDANCE, not only through pro-creation but also through financial stimulation and the nurturing of great ideas within our communities.
Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases including everything from autos to health care:*
Women control over
in world-wide spending.
(Source: Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, 2010)
(Source: Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team)
NOW is the time, THIS is the place and together, we are called by God to birth a revolution of TRUTH to our generation.
Join us in this journey by engaging in membership, attending a live event, learning how to publish YOUR story, accessing our free tools or simply allowing yourself to be EMBRACED by the many women in this community.