History of WomanSage

The idea for WomanSage was formed around a kitchen table. That table belonged to a woman who was well known in Orange County literary circles.

Jane Glenn Haas was a force to be reckoned with in an occupation normally reserved for men. She was a respected Orange County Register columnist, author and speaker. Dedication to her work, however, didn’t leave Jane with a lot of time to cultivate many female friends.

As Jane grew older and more successful, she realized she was missing out on the camaraderie of other women — there were issues to discuss, problems with aging, things she wanted to share. So she decided to form a small group of like-minded career women. That small circle grew into a group of women sharing personal stories and forging strong, lifelong relationships.

But that wasn’t enough for Jane. While she enjoyed her new-found friends, she was well aware of other women who were barely getting by, caught in the cracks of society, short on funds and self esteem. Could there be a way to channel the collective energy and talents of educated, successful women to help these “forgotten” women? Jane, along with the fledgling group, created a program of dinners and fundraising events to fund projects to help women in need get back on their feet again.

WomanSage was born in 2003. What started as a small group has grown to a vibrant social community totaling more than 2,300 women.

Jane Glenn Haas passed away in 2013 and she left her legacy with WomanSage. It was her dream to create a thriving, lively group of women and provide the platform for friendship, mentorship, and motivating events.

In 2018, WomanSage celebrated fifteenth years of recognizing the potential of women at a transition point in their lives and we look forward to continuing to provide programs for women to reclaim their lives.

WomanSage is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax ID # 72-1556442.