Core Team


Rebeccah Bennett

Principal Director & Root Teacher, InPower Institute

Rebeccah Bennett is Founder and Principal of Emerging Wisdom LLC – a forward thinking social enterprise that helps individuals live empowered lives; leaders build impactful organizations; and communities advance brighter futures. As part of her personal empowerment and social transformation work, Rebeccah established InPower Institute in 2010 to serve as the division of Emerging Wisdom devoted to community healing and optimal living. Through InPower, she collaborates with healers and change agents to offer programs in six core areas: spiritual growth and discovery, abundant living, harmonious relationships, holistic health and healing, cultural arts and expression, and community and justice.

Over the course of her 20+ year career, Rebeccah has served the community in many capacities – as a spiritual teacher, life coach, motivational speaker, trainer, facilitator and consultant. She has helped tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations effect positive change for themselves, their communities and the larger social systems of which they are part. Her areas of expertise include spiritual and physical well-being, community planning and development, transformative leadership, equity and inclusion, and women and girls’ empowerment. While Rebeccah’s interests are wide-ranging, her work is singularly focused on elevating the human condition.

Rebeccah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Swarthmore College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is currently completing her certification in Spiritual Direction at The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA.

In addition to her professional activities, Rebeccah currently serves as Co-Chair of the board of Forward Through Ferguson (the successor organization to the Ferguson Commission) and as Chair of the board of Generate Health (formerly the St. Louis Maternal Child & Family Health Coalition). Rebeccah is happily married to Mr. Salim Kenyatta and is the proud mother of Willow and Sage Kenyatta.