Calendar of Events

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 at 07:30 PM · 84 rsvps
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Writers' Group - 2nd & 4th Mondays - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Photo of Meghan O'Rourke, smiling, trees in the background.Special Guest: Meghan O'Rourke, Editor of The Yale Review. Meghan O'Rourke is a writer, poet, and editor. She is the author of The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness (2022); the bestselling memoir The Long Goodbye (2011); and the poetry collections Sun In Days (2017), which was named a New York Times Best Poetry Book of the Year; Once (2011); and Halflife (2007), which was a finalist for the Patterson Poetry Prize and Britain’s Forward First Book Prize. 

    O’Rourke is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, a Whiting Nonfiction Award, the May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Union League Prize for Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and two Pushcart Prizes.

    Currently the editor of The Yale Review, she began her career as a fiction and nonfiction editor at The New Yorker. Since then, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate as well as poetry editor and advisory editor for The Paris Review. Her essays, criticism, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry, among others. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she also teaches. 

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    Join a community of YaleWomen writers on Zoom to share successes and challenges, exchange tips on the craft and business of writing, and remind ourselves that all of our stories matter. All writers are welcome, regardless of genre, medium, or level of experience.

    Second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm EST/EDT.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP. Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 07:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Weekly Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

    -- Laura Brennan '88

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 06:30 PM · 12 rsvps

    YW-Atlanta - Safe and Equitable Maternal Health Care

    YaleWomen Atlanta

    presents

    Michelle Reid Louis '07 BA, Tufts MPH ’12, Boston Univ. DrPH ’21

    A Discussion on Safe and Equitable Maternal Health Care

     

    Please join YaleWomen Atlanta this May for an enlightening discussion on Maternal Health. In honor of Mother's Day and the challenging experiences many pregnant women still face, Michelle Reid Louis will join us to discuss the national and international challenges in delivering safe and equitable care to women worldwide. Michelle Reid Louis is the Associate Director, Health Systems Strategic Assessment at Merck. Michelle's academic and professional focus has been dedicated to improving maternal health in minority communities and expanding access to care globally.

    Please RSVP at the link below to join us for this important discussion!

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 07:30 PM
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Weekly Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

    -- Laura Brennan '88

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2022 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Weekly Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

    -- Laura Brennan '88

  • Monday, June 13, 2022 at 07:30 PM
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Writers' Group - 2nd & 4th Mondays - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Photo of old fashioned typewriter, overlaid with the words \Join a community of YaleWomen writers on Zoom to share successes and challenges, exchange tips on the craft and business of writing, and remind ourselves that all of our stories matter. All writers are welcome, regardless of genre, medium, or level of experience.

     

    Second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm EST/EDT.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP. Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 07:30 PM
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Weekly Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

    -- Laura Brennan '88

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    Zoom

    Health Equity Fireside Chat

    YaleWomen and Yale School of Medicine Present Health Equity Fireside Chat

    Research indicates that people often feel more comfortable being cared for by medical practitioners who share their demographic. To achieve greater health equity, we will discuss existing healthcare disparities and possible strategies to enhance healthcare workforce diversity and more sensitive and humble patient care. Our fireside chat features leading Yale physicians / SMEs Andrea Silber (MD), Kim Blenman (PhD, MS), and Barbara Burtness (MD) (moderator). This chat will be hosted by YaleWomen Programs Committee Co-Chair Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans.

    TO REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/YWHealthEq

    About the Moderator

    Barbara Burtness, MD

    Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Interim Associate Cancer Center Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Disease Aligned Research Team Leader, Head and Neck Cancers Program; Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics, Yale Cancer Center, Director of the Yale Head and Neck Specialized Program of Research Excellence

    Dr. Burtness has promoted advancing equity at the Yale School of Medicine and nationally for many years. She has served on the Executive Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) since 2015, represented SWIM on the Faculty Advisory Council, and served on the Dean’s Climate Working Group. Nationally, Dr. Burtness is the Chair of the Task Force on Advancement for Women for ECOG-ACRIN. In addition, she brings extensive personal experience from the successful mentorship of numerous trainees and faculty throughout her career.

    About the Host

    Akosua Barthwell Evans, Ph.D., J.D.

    Programs Committee Co-Chair, YaleWomen Council; Chief Executive Officer, The Barthwell Group

    Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Barthwell Group, a Certified Woman-Owned MBE. As CEO of The Barthwell Group, the Detroit-based strategic management consulting firm she founded in 2005, she has built and effectively served a client portfolio of Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, and the military (U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Marine Corps). Dr. Evans was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, and to the Yale Alumni Association Board of Governors during the same year. Currently, she is the President of the Yale Club of Michigan, and the Programs Committee Co-Chair of the YaleWomen Council.

    About the Speakers

    Andrea Silber, MD

    Professor of Clinical Medicine (Medical Oncology); Associate CEHE Director, Clinical Research; Assistant Clinical Director for Diversity and Health Equity at Yale Cancer Center

    Dr. Silber is the Associate CEHE Director for Clinical Research. She is a medical oncologist who serves as the Medical Director and Physician Champion of the Centers for Disease Control/Connecticut Department of Public Health at Yale New Haven Hospital. She designed the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Outreach and Support Program for Underserved Women, which is a culturally competent program supported by the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich.

    A leadership fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation, Dr. Silber increases clinical trial participation among ethnic minorities and capitalizes on opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act.

     

    Kim Blenman, PhD, MS

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Kim RM Blenman is an immunologist and clinical chemist who uses and develops novel software tools to understand the mechanisms responsible for disparities in disease pathogenesis and therapeutic response. She currently is an Assistant Professor in both the Yale School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine Section of Medical Oncology, the Yale Cancer Center, and at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Computer Science.

    Her memberships include: the Steering Committee and Council for the Yale University Women Faculty Forum, the Yale School of Medicine Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (Executive Board), the Executive Committee of the Yale School of Medicine Minority Organization for Recruitment and Expansion, the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Data Standards Task Force and the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group.

     

     

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 07:30 PM
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Weekly Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EST/EDT

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

    -- Laura Brennan '88

  • Monday, June 27, 2022 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Writers' Group - 2nd & 4th Mondays - 7:30 pm EST/EDT


    Headshot of Natalie Eve Garrett, smilingBook cover with the text \Special Guest Speaker: Natalie Eve Garrett is an artist and a writer. She's the editor of THE LONELY STORIES, a cathartic collection of personal essays from 22 celebrated writers (including two Yale Women) exploring the joys and struggles of being alone, out now from Catapult. She's also the editor of EAT JOY (Catapult, 2019), a collection of stories exploring how food can help us cope in dark times, and THE ARTISTS' AND WRITERS' COOKBOOK (pH Books, 2016). A graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, Natalie lives with her husband and two children in a town just outside DC, along the Potomac River.

    If you’re feeling lonely or if you’ve ever felt unseen, if you’re emboldened by solitude or secretly longing for it: Welcome to The Lonely Stories. This cathartic collection of essays illuminates an experience that so few of us openly discuss. Some stories are heartbreaking, such as Jesmyn Ward’s reckoning with the loss of her husband and Dina Nayeri’s reflection on immigrating to a foreign country. Others are witty, such as Lev Grossman’s rueful tale of heading to the woods or Anthony Doerr’s struggles with internet addiction. Still others celebrate the clarity of solitude, like Claire Dederer’s journey toward sobriety and Lidia Yuknavitch’s sensual look at desire. Thoughtful and affirming, The Lonely Stories reveals the complexities of an emotion we’ve all felt—reminding us that we're not alone. 

    Join a community of YaleWomen writers on Zoom to share successes and challenges, exchange tips on the craft and business of writing, and remind ourselves that all of our stories matter. All writers are welcome, regardless of genre, medium, or level of experience.

    Second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm EST/EDT.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP. Hope to "see" you on Zoom!