About Us

“My sister & I did our Weekend in 2000 & 2001, & the experience not only changed our lives, but enriched & deepened our whole family. Our then, 75 year old Mother followed us through the Weekend, my daughter did a number of life-changing Weekends for girls under 18 & my husband, brother and brother-in-law all did the Mankind Project Weekends. Our experience of the WWE-Woman Within Community has continued for 13 years, through different offerings, staffing & the WWE Community Weekend. Each time we have found opportunities for deep personal growth, as well as the joy of lovely friendships with the strongest, most honest group of women it has been our privilege to know. Our communications within our family (siblings as well as parents) has improved enormously, & the tools we were given through WWE & Woman Within have helped us to overcome so many personal & family crises. We will always be grateful for this life-changing organization & we are totally committed to helping make this gift available to other women. This truly is the work of healing the world, one woman at a time.” — with Love and Hugs, Heidi Hesselein & Louise Gross


Women Supporting Women

Woman Within Eastern USA (WWE) is a non-profit organization that includes women from Maine to Florida who have experienced the Woman Within Weekend, and choose to be a part of a community of women in order to support themselves and other women on their path to personal growth and enrichment.

WWE seeks to provide opportunities for women to support transformation and growth within themselves and other women. We also seek to create an environment to celebrate and support women in their life’s journey, welcoming and honoring women from all walks of life, in order to develop an inclusive community whose values reflect tolerance, integrity, accountability, compassion and love.

Once women have completed the Woman Within Weekend, which is the gateway to our community, WWE supports a variety of workshops, community events, and Women Within Circles that members are welcome to participate in.

Come and Join Us! Become a part of Women Supporting Women!

Click Here for information on WWE’s powerful, one-day workshop, Empowered Leadership for Women – Unleash the Leader Within You!

Community Weekend

Once a year in the springtime, we come together to celebrate, play, be enriched by workshops and raise scholarship money to support women coming through the Woman Within Weekend.  There are always circles, workshops, food, laughter, shopping and a host of other activities.    Click Here for more information on our upcoming Community Weekend!

We also have a lively, open group on Facebook where you can join in on the conversation!  You can find our “Group” on Facebook at “Woman Within Eastern USA” you can visit and “Like” our Facebook ‘Page’ by clicking on the Facebook icon in the upper right corner above, and check out our latest news and announcements.  You can also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest by clicking the links above as well!

WWE’s Blog

Click Here to read the latest articles, stories or poems shared by our members

WWE Newsletters

Click Here to check out interesting articles about events within our community, ‘Spotlights’ on various community members, and other interesting information in our periodic newsletter, The Check In!