With a shared love of nature, a belief in the strength of conscious leadership, and a commitment to a life of sustainability, health and wellness, Rimi and Samantha have come together in search of their authentic selves, connected by the love for the earth that they respect and revere. Together, and in the words of Sharon Blackie, "we rise up, rooted like trees... (to) save not only ourselves, but the world." It was late summer of 2019 when Samantha first set foot upon the Azores. A guest at Rimi’s family run Lodge, the two bonded over their shared values for health and well-being and set off on planning a retreat together for the Spring of 2020. With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and endless retreat reschedules, Samantha and Rimi found solace in bridging their worlds between New York City and the Azores, sharing what was raw and real, what was working and what was not. It was in these weekly calls the revolutionary framework for Beyond Resilience to Rootsilience was born, and so began their journey to empower women to a new and balanced path to leadership.