Testimonials on the Impact on World Leaders
"You have given me fresh impetus both personally and in my political work, and at a time of widespread public disenchantment and deepening economic crisis you give cause for new hope.”
~ Professor Rita Suessmuth, President, Deutschen Bundestages (German Parliament)
"Scholars, scientists, and other international luminaries have been inspired by Riane Eisler's groundbreaking findings. Her innovative research makes it possible to better understand the root causes of violence and injustice and her books and projects help us bring the core spiritual teaching of love into practice. . . . Through her research, writing, teaching, commentary, and her Center for Partnership Studies, she has been an 'entrepreneur of the spirit' devoted to expanding our vision of human purpose."
~ Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams
"The Real Wealth of Nations gives us a template for the better world that we have been so urgently seeking. As practical as it is hopeful, this brilliant book shows how we can build economic systems that meet both our material and spiritual needs."
~ Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu
Testimonials on CPS’s Impact on Policy Advocates
“We need indicators, we need CPS’s Social Wealth Economic Indicators to be able to talk about the material implications of not accounting for the family care needs of 21st century families. It’s SWEIs that will help us make the arguments and help us raise awareness about this invisible [care] architecture that actually is holding up our economy, and needs to be supported, nurtured, protected, invested in, to become more sustainable for all of us.”
~ Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of Caring Across Generations
“We are really strong supporters of this work, and we see it as central to the well-being of the future of this country... we know that this new set of indicators, SWEIs, will give people a new way to frame how they’re thinking about return on investment.”
~ Gail Christopher, Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
“In our view, SWEIs will help businesses understand that for our future human capital - our people - we depend on the national investment in human capacity development, which we’re lagging in.”
~ Eric Norman, Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 Company
“Riane Eisler has given me a new perspective on why there is so much unnecessary pain in our society - and how awareness about the dominator/partnership paradigm can create change towards a more caring, sustainable world. For me, her work provides a sense of liberation and hope.”
~ Cherri Pruitt, Maternal & Child health consultant, policy analyst, Colorado, USA
Testimonials on Impact of CPS’ Leadership Trainings
“I am so grateful to have been a part of the first Cohort for Young Leaders. Engaging with such wonderful people from around the world and receiving guidance from such amazing Cohort facilitators has truly been a blessing!”
~ Aliya Farmanali, Young Leaders Program 2013
"The Caring Economy Campaign provides practical, tangible solutions (legitimized by data and real-world examples) to help secure a sustainable future for humans and the natural world. The Leadership program provides the tools to impact public perception and policy."
~ Leigh Anne Krantz, Producer and Journalist with KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon
“I would recommend The Caring Economy Community Advocates Program to everyone seeking to make change in their communities. Caring Economics sets a clear path for success and the more individuals talking about it, the better chances we have of creating a better tomorrow.”
~ Kate Daniels Kurz, Executive Editor of The Women’s International Perspective, CA
“I highly recommend participation in the Caring Economy Community Advocates Program. No matter what area of life a person is involved in, from raising children and creating a home, to striding the marble halls of political corridors, this course can give wings to thought and action.”
~ Jhana Chinimasta, Olympia, WA
“Caring economics are now a part of my worldview and will be a part of many conversations to come. My life feels bigger as a result of this class.”
~ Shawna Faith Thompson, manager of a Financial Opportunity Center that serves low income clients in Minneapolis, MN
“I gained the ability to better articulate the rationale behind a more comprehensive and caring concept of economic systems: moving beyond the capitalist/socialist or right/left dichotomies to the partnership model, a "third way" that transcends the two”.
~ Adam Chefitz, Young Leaders Program 2013
Testimonials on Impact on Other Organizations
"Dr. Eisler's research provides a new conceptual framework that is urgently needed at this critical time. It offers new social categories and a new language to describe how universal spiritual values of compassion and peace can be translated into social realities. It enables us to see social configurations that are not visible through the lenses of old social categories; for example, the connection between the status of women and children, on the one hand, and the values that guide education, economics, and politics on the other hand. . .Eisler's work is of major importance in bringing attention to the importance of the United Nations goal of ending violence against women and generally raising the status of girls and women worldwide. But Eisler does this with a grace that is characteristic of her, one that shows that this is not a matter of blaming men but of moving forward the best in both men and women—including the humanitarian values of empathy and caring."
~ Liberato C. Bautista
President and Chief Executive, Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO)
“On behalf of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and the thousands of people who have joined our community I want to thank you for your wisdom, your leadership and your vision. We intend to honor you by taking that vision and making it central to our political movement of spiritual progressives.”
~ Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun Magazine
“There's no way I could ever fully express my gratitude for the impact your work has had in the world. And I know there are thousands and thousands of others who feel similarly.”
~ Marc Allen, Publisher, New World Library
“From your breakthrough statements in The Chalice and The Blade to your more recent The Power of Partnership, your writings have inspired my thinking and impacted The Hunger Project’s work on gender.”
~ Joan Holmes, President, The Hunger Project
“I am so grateful for all the important work you are doing to change the world. Thank you for your intellect, your optimism in the face of darkness, and your untiring efforts on behalf of social justice.”
~Judith Jordan, Co–director, Jean Baker Miller Training Center
Testimonials on Impact on Scholars & Educators
“Apart from Darwin's Origin of Species, no book has impressed me as profoundly as The Chalice and the Blade."
~ Anthropologist Ashley Montagu
“I have been inspired by your work for years and every September talk to social work students about the partnership vs dominator model, reciting the story of how you came to this perspective. It seems to me that I referenced this model in my teaching demo which resulted in work with the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.”
~ Yvonne Haist
“The Chalice and the Blade made a powerful impression on me - as it clearly has on thousands of people. It influenced my own thinking, teaching and writing . . . As someone concerned with international politics, I have especially appreciated how you applied your deep insights to examining international development issues. Through your writing, speaking, organizing and demonstrating love and partnership you are already changing the world, and also building a legacy that will continue to inspire individuals, mobilize collective action, and change the world in times to come.”
~ Professor V. Spike Peterson, Department of Political Science, University of Arizona
“Your work has inspired new meaning to my work. My life is truly transformed by my study of, and commitment to, creating a partnership culture.”
~ Ruth Kantor Lopez, MA Partnership Education
"Riane - I just wanted to let you know that I assigned your book The Real Wealth of Nations to my undergrad management students and a few of them actually told me afterwards that they found it 'life changing'. Thank you for saying so eloquently what I think the next generation of leaders needs to hear.”
~ Nurete Brenner, Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
“Your books are so good and relevant, that I've now even cited one in my investments textbook!”
~ Dr. Austin Murphy, Professor of Finance, Oakland University, SBA, Rochester, MI
“Your prodigious scholarship and vision has gifted us with language with which to define our malaise; your research has inspired us with hope that is embedded in our history, our various cultures and our diverse spiritual yearnings. I am a witness to the fact that you have laid the foundations of a movement that will shape the course of future generations of scholars, activists, spiritual practitioners, educators and ordinary and extraordinary human beings."
~ Arisika Razak, Associate Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies
Testimonials on Impact on Books & Art of Others
“You are an inspiration to women from all racial backgrounds, to poor and wealthy women alike, to life loving men. As a Mexican ARTivist I am very proud to have read and distributed your literature."
~ Silvia Parra
“I want to thank you for being my teacher and mentor. Your exposition of the dominator and partnership organizational models within the deep context of the human experience has had a foundational influence on my own work, particularly in writing The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community.
~ David Korten, Co-founder, Positive Futures Network
“The Chalice and the Blade gave me a connection to a past. The Real Wealth of Nations gives me a connection to a future.”
~ Melinda Pittman, award- winning playwright, composer and performer, Oregon, USA
“You are truly one of the world-changers among us, and we are all richer in so many ways for your presence on this planet.”
~ Thom Hartmann, author of Rebooting the American Dream
“I love how you have made it possible for us to see ourselves and the world and the human condition with new eyes, eyes cleansed of the dominator fog, and freed us to understand far more truthfully who we really are. You have helped restore my faith in us human beings, in the human adventure, in our possibilities and our dreams. You have given me belief in us, and thus belief in myself. And you have given this gift to far more people than you can ever know.”
~ John Robbins, author of Reclaiming Our Health
Testimonials on the Impact of CPS’s Speakers Bureau
“On behalf of the entire James Madison University community, I want to thank you for sharing so generously of your time and story with us as part of our Madison Vision lecture series. . .You challenged us to think deeply and creatively . . You have sparked an important dialogue here that will continue well into the future.”
~ Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University 2015
“You are an inspiration to so many of us, Riane. I'll never forget the great privilege I had in awarding you the honorary doctorate when I was president of Case Western Reserve University. Even more, I'll never forget your return visit to Cleveland when you shared your wonderful insights on women and leadership: a talk filled with wisdom, humility, humor, and your remarkable capacity for love, which truly defies the laws of physics! ”
~ Edward M. Hundert, M.D., President Case Western Reserve University, 2000-2006