Spirit of a Woman Leadership Development Institute

Spirit of A Woman (S.O.W.) Leadership Development Institute designs culturally-relevant programs and services that inspire individuals, couples groups, communities and institutions to live and lead from an empowered, accountable and purpose-driven place.


Learn More About Shawnee Renee Benton, SOW Leadership Development's co-founder and CEO 

Shawnee Renee Benton, LMSW/FDLC, is a master teacher, healer, vision coach, performance artist, inspirational speaker, mother and friend.  Her principle teaching and healing tools consist of spiritual counseling, coaching, writing, sacred rituals, psychodrama, sociometry, energy work, the performing arts and storytelling as mediums to ignite transformation and initiate catharsis. 


Learn More about our What's Possible working with SOW through the Department of Education 

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"Shawnee is fully alive. She embodies an unwavering dedication to the transformation of life around her."

Ash M. Straw
Master Yoga Teacher

"Shawnee’s ability to easily draw out ones deepest pain points within a matter of minutes is extra-ordinary."

Akua Soadwa
Master Coach

"Shawnee created a safe environment for me to express myself and experience revelations through sharing my stories."

Sha-Keida Walters
Administrative Professional

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