Empower strives to end violence through personal safety training which teaches individuals to be more self-reliant, increases their self-esteem, and imparts practical self-defense skills.


Empower envisions a safe world in which resources for sexual assault survivors no longer exist, because such services are no longer required.


Empower Personal Safety, Inc., is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization, doing business as Empower Wyoming.


Founded as Empower Wyoming in July 2010, Empower provides self-defense training based on the IMPACT system. IMPACT is a personal safety, assertiveness and self-defense training program with chapters around the world.

Students learn through realistic scenarios: role-playing situations with stranger and familiar assailants, plus full-contact adrenalized fighting. Instructors wear body armor custom-designed for this type of training.

A former instructor with IMPACT Personal Safety in Los Angeles, Empower Personal Safety’s Founder and Executive Director Francine Russell, brings more than 25 years of experience to this business.


Empower is honored to work with the following individuals and businesses, all of whom help support and advocate our mission to prevent violence and sexual assault: