Upcoming events

  • Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Penn Wharton Center, Beijing, China

    YaleWomen in China - Women's Month Celebration - From Women in Paintings to Women in Today's Society

    From Women Characters in Classic Chinese Paintings


    Understand Developments of Women's Social-economical Role"

    Join YaleWomen in China as Curator Zirong Zeng will share high definition of well-known classic paintings in chronological sequence and lead the audience to appreciate women characters in those paintings.

    Date and time:  3:00-5:10pm, March 24

    Venue:               Penn Wharton Center, 16Fl West Tower, World Financial Center, Beijing, China


    3:00-3:30:   Sign in 

    3:30-3:50    Welcome speech by Stella Xu, Chapter Head of YaleWomen China and Huahua, Managing Director of Penn Wharton Center  

    3:50-4:50    From Women Characters in Classic Chinese Paintings to Understand Developments of Women's Social-economical Role by Curator of CITIC Musuem Zirong Zeng

    4:50-5:10    Q&A 

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Exuberance in Philadelphia, PA

    YaleWomen Philadelphia Music Salon

    @exuberance offers invitation-only house salons once or twice a month in a modernist warehouse conversion to audiences who are all about the music. Cameras, cell phones—even talking—are prohibited once the music starts. The high ceiling and sound treatment yield ideal acoustics. And a recent vintage 7-foot Steinway sounds magnificent always. Artists and audiences are diverse and united in our love for this music.

    Exuberance asks for $25 donation at the door to support both the musicians and the refreshments. This incredible price will get us up-close seats in a private home, as well as tickets for two beverages to be enjoyed over the course of the evening. We are opening this up to YW members and their guests, so grab a jazz buddy and come enjoy what promises to be a fantastic evening of jazz and camaraderie. 

    Please RSVP no later than March 18  as we will need to release at that time any unclaimed seats we are holding.

  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Home of Margaret Loss

    YWB Transitions Group Dinner

    Some months ago, a few of us came together for a potluck dinner.  Most of us had not met before but were interested in meeting other Yale women for an informal gathering.  We meet monthly or so at the home of Margaret Loss, Law ’70, in Cambridge.  It is open to all, any school or class. Please join us. The address will be provided to those who sign up. 

  • Sunday, April 07, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 27 rsvps
    Susan Lennon's home

    YW-CT Curiosity and Conversations: Homelessness in Connecticut

    YaleWomen Connecticut

    Curiosity and Conversations – with savories and sweets!

    “Opening the aperture” about issues that affect women – engaging in conversations, discourse, and discovery. This is some of YaleWomen’s best work!

    Join us for a thought provoking conversation about the issue of homeless: Who are the homeless? What are the causes of homelessness? What are the solutions?

    With these Yale women alums – graduates of the Schools of Management, Nursing, and Public Health – who are making a difference:

    • Katherine McCormack '81 MPH, RN, MEP has worn many hats in service to the City of Hartford, including Director of Emergency Management and Director of Health.

    • Linda Schwartz ’84 MSN and ’98 DrPH has worn many hats in service to veterans, including Commissioner of Veteran Affairs for the State of Connecticut and assistant secretary for policy and planning for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Linda continues her work on women veteran issues with a program that began when she was Commissioner of Veteran Affairs, "Have You Ever Served?" which supports efforts to identify veterans in the community and with health care providers.

    Introduced by Amy Levine Klein ’93, ’98 JD

    Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019

    2 – 4 pm

    (2-2:30 social, 2:30-3:30 conversation with Q&A, 3:30-4 social)

    At the Hartford home of Susan Lennon ’85 MPPM.  Susan’s address and other details will be provided to those who RSVP.

    RSVP no later than Sunday, March 31st

    A YaleWomen Connecticut tradition: potluck refreshments! Savories – those whose last names begin with A through L. Sweets – those whose last names begin with M through Z. Susan will provide beverages.

    Do you know? (sources: various)

    • Homelessness is one of our nation’s most misunderstood and vexing social problems. Homelessness does not discriminate. Families with children, single adults, teenagers and older individuals of all races struggle with the devasting effects of homelessness.
    • More families experience homelessness in the United States than in any other industrialized nation. Thirty-five percent (35%) of homeless persons are in family households (typically a single mother with two young children). Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
    • One in 30 American children experience homelessness annually; 51% are under age five. More than 2.5 million children are homeless each year.
    • Thirty-one percent (31%) of all homeless people are youths under the age of 24.
    • While the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has decreased, veterans make up approximately 95% of all homeless adults – 90.8% are men and 8.5% are women.
    • The lack of affordable housing is a primary cause of homelessness. (Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked, affecting the ability to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care and education.)
    • Domestic violence is also a primary cause of homelessness. Ninety-two percent (92%) of homeless women have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives, and 63% have been victims of intimate partner violence as adults.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Women's Campaign School at Yale - The Basics - Comes to New Haven!

    Are you thinking about running for public office? Or working on a political campaign? Are you flummoxed at next steps? Then this is the one-day training for you! Here, you will learn the most effective techniques in order to launch your political life successfully.

    "NOW is the time for YOU to make a difference. More and more women care deeply about the direction of our country and are energized to run for political office. Yet, many women have no political training or expertise."
    - Patti Russo, WCSYale Executive Director

    WCSYale has responded to this clarion call by launching WCSYale: the Basics, a one-day training for women who have a newly discovered passion for politics and need to learn the critical next steps to make the decision to run and launch their political careers. Consider this a one-day boot camp for women with the passion, interest, and drive to enter the political arena as candidates.

    Now, WCSYale: the Basics is coming to Yale! To learn more and sign up click here!

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    A Wider Circle

    YaleWomen DC Service Opportunity

    Join YaleWomen DC for a community service opportunity! We will volunteer at A Wider Circle, 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD.  Please arrive by 12:45 pm for orientation and check-in. From 1 pm-3pm we will sort donations and assist clients. We also plan to create hygiene bags for families, complete with toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, and other personal care items.  Please consider bringing these items to donate!  To sign up, please use this link.