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About TM Women Professionals

A Global Organization

In 2008, we were inspired to create an initiative dedicated to informing women and girls worldwide about the most relevant benefits to them of the Transcendental Meditation program. This initiative forms the basis of the women’s wing of the global Transcendental Meditation program.

While the TM program provides a universal technique for unfolding the full, creative potential of every individual and is taught in the same systematic way to women and men, TM Women Professionals addresses the unique interests of women. This is an exciting time of expansion for our organization, currently offering TM outreach to women and girls in over 60 countries.

TM Women Professionals provides the latest information relevant to women: scientific findings on the TM program, testimonials from women in every field, and the application of TM’s benefits to business, health, education, culture and the arts.

Our organization is a federally recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization in the USA and a non-profit corporation in Canada. There are no profit distributions of any kind.

The TM technique can only be taught by certified TM teachers who have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course. The earnings of most full-time certified TM teachers are less than that of school teachers. In the USA, the organization’s finances are audited annually by an independent CPA firm.


National Executive Director

Janet Hoffman

Ms. Hoffman has 40 years experience working on the international, national, regional, and local levels of the Transcendental Meditation program in leadership, organizational, creative development, and teaching positions. With offices in the heart of the historic financial district of New York City, Ms. Hoffman is currently nationwide Director of the TM program for women professionals. She is also the Director for the TM program in Education for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York State. Ms. Hoffman has appeared on both television and radio and introduced the TM program in business, government, educational institutions, and to the public. She learned the TM technique in 1968.


Advisory Board

Maribeth Flood, RN ARNP BSN, MS

Maribeth Flood received her BSN degree from LSU Medical Center School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1973. She earned a Masters in Science Degree in Mental Health from Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans in 1976. She is Board Certified by the ANCC as a Nurse Practitioner in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has had a private practice in Olympia, WA for more than twenty-five years and has been published in numerous national nursing journals. Maribeth began practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1971

Anita Day Warner

Ms. Warner retired from her position of Vice President of Institutional Fixed Income Sales/Finance at Kidder Peabody in 1994. One of the few women working as a finance professional in the 1970’s, she started at Merrill Lynch in San Francisco as an assistant in commodities. She moved to Kidder Peabody in Philadelphia and then New York City, working in sales with institutional investors in the bond area. Ms.Warner found that her Transcendental Meditation practice enabled her to remain calm and clear- headed in the midst of the highly pressured working environment of an extremely busy trading floor. After the end of a very successful career spanning almost twenty years, Ms. Warner was asked to manage the training program for Kidder’s Institutional Fixed Income Sales and Trading Departments, where she mentored recent graduates who were entering the field of finance. She learned the TM technique in 1971.

Robin Zabel, Esq.

Robin Zabel is an attorney with expertise in real estate law, construction law and estate planning. Previous positions included budgeting, human resource management, accounting, and event planning for private firms. She was Co-director of Placement and Co-director of Grants for a private university. Ms. Zabel, who has lived and worked on three continents, learned the TM technique in 1970.