YaleWomen in association with Yale World Fellows and the Yale Alumni Association is pleased to present ”Vision, Values, Voice: Women Changing a Changing World”
We invite you to join us for this inaugural national gathering of YaleWomen. This exciting program will feature speakers and panel discussions with some of the world’s foremost women in government, business, social change, and the media, including a conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’79 J.D., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
You will meet and connect with Yale women alums, be inspired by dynamic speakers, and have opportunities to engage with YaleWomen leading and creating positive change in the world.
Tickets are $250 per person and include:
Friday evening, April 19th:
- Opening Cocktail Reception
- Special Screening from MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a PBS and AOL initiative
Saturday, April 20th
- Presentations, Speeches and Panel Discussions
- Continental Breakfast
- Closing Cocktail Reception
Reserve your spot now, as space is limited: ywconference2013.alumni.yale.edu
We look forward to seeing you in April!
YaleWomenNYC invites you to join us for a “Taste of Summer” Wine Tasting and Mixer at Butter’s downstairs lounge. Come celebrate summer and mingle with fellow Yale women while enjoying unique wine and food pairings prepared by Butter’s world-renowned chef, Alexandra Guarnaschelli.
Marissa Ain, Founder and CEO of Plate + Decanter and Yale alum, has partnered with YaleWomenNYC to present this event. Thank you to Wines of South Africa for generously providing the wines for this tasting.
Click HERE to buy your tickets!
Amy Flakne will be hosting the next YaleWomen Potluck at her home in Park Hill. Amy is cooking up the main dish and will have a keg of beer, as well as a swimming pool and a ping pong table! Please RSVP by emailing Amy and indicating your affiliation to YaleWomen. She will send you the link to Sign Up Genius for side dishes, appetizers, deserts and drinks to bring.
The first stop on the YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail - "The Origins of Preppy: John Meyer of Norwich"
Do the words “John Meyer of Norwich” strike a chord with you? They might if you’re an alum of a certain age! ”The Preppy style was born on the campuses of America’s Ivy League colleges but it was manufactured using the resources of Eastern Connecticut. ’Origin of Preppy’ explores the style’s transformation from campus fad to innovative fashion by pioneering purveyor John Meyer of Norwich. From the creation of the multi-million dollar Norwich Industrial Park to the revolutionary computerized cutting machine, John Meyer was a true innovator, bringing trendsetting style to the Northeast. The John Meyer of Norwich label provided a certain status and confidence to stylish women from the 1950s through the 1970s. Meyer’s daughter, Elise, has compiled an archive of the groundbreaking businessman including photographs, stories and vintage clothing. The exhibition is a stunning tribute to this lasting American phenomenon.” http://www.mattatuckmuseum.org/changing
Admission $7/person (payable at the museum)
Meet in the lobby/front entrance area
RSVP to Anne Boucher ’80 at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible – if we number 6-8, they will take us on a guided tour of the exhibition!
Reconnect with classmates and meet new friends! Laura Tomas '10 and Pruitt Kerdchoochuen '11 invite you to join other YaleWomen at this informal downtown New Haven happy hour at 116 Crown, featuring a cash bar and drink and appetizer specials.
RSVP to Laura Tomas '10 at email@example.com
Women: Refugees and Resettlement
Throughout the world, there are 15 million refugees – people forced to flee their home countries due to persecution. They leave behind their homes, material belongings, family, and friends. Almost all refugees have been exposed to violence and some lived for years in refugee camps. The majority of these refugees are women and children. The New Haven area welcomes about 120 refugee women and children each year – including many single mothers – to start new lives in freedom and peace. These women come from Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, but their goals are the same: to learn English, find jobs, provide their children with an education, and integrate into their new homes. What can we do as a community to welcome women refugees and their families and enable them to thrive? What diverse contributions do they make to their families and the communities in which they live? What challenges and systemic barriers do women refugees face during the arduous process of coming to the United States and making their lives here? And how have Yale students and the larger Yale community responded to this challenge?
Join us as we explore a different dimension of one of today’s most urgent issues with Kelly Hebrank, BA ’04, Deputy Director of IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, New Haven’s refugee resettlement nonprofit, and Alexandra Dufresne, BA ’96, Lecturer in Ethics, Politics, and Economics and Former Dean of Morse College, who teaches undergraduate seminars in refugee and immigration law and policy; and refugee women who have resettled in Connecticut. Go to http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sres184/text to read the resolution passed by the 113th Congress recognizing women and girls on World Refugee Day.
RSVP to Susan Lennon, SOM ’85 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet fellow alumni in Chicago at the annual Welcome to Chicago Event! Learn more about the Yale Club of Chicago, as well as partner organizations. YaleWomen Chicago will be there!
Free New Haven style pizza from Piece Pizza, courtesy of the Association of Yale Alumni; cash bar $4 drink specials.
Please bring your contribution to our meal (enough for 6-8) fully prepared, plated, and ready to serve (with serving utensils if necessary). If your last name begins with:
A - F: Please bring an appetizer
G - L: Please bring a salad
M - S: Please bring a main dish
T - Z: Please bring a dessert
Space is limited. RSVP no later than Wednesday, October 2nd to Susan Lennon, MPPM/MBA ’85 at email@example.com and she will send more details.
YaleWomen Connecticut Tradition(s)! Music from the 18th Century to Delight and Spur the Dance Within
Social time with light fare and wine: 8 pm
Concert: 8:30 pm
Tradition(s)! Music from the 18th Century to Delight and Spur the Dance Within with:
Adrianne Greenbaum, ’72 MM – flauto traverse
Stephen Rapp, ’78 MM, ’85 DMA – harpsichord
Lisa Rautenberg, concert master, Yale Camerata – baroque violin
Seating is limited. RSVP no later than Sunday, October 13th to Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 776-0838
Tickets: $28/person payable that evening with a check made payable to Adrianne Greenbaum
YaleWomen Connecticut Museum Trail Yale Art Gallery, immediately followed by appetizers and drinks at Mory’s
Yale Art Gallery, immediately followed by appetizers and drinks at Mory’s
Thursday, late afternoon and evening, October 24th
Meet in the Gallery lobby no later than 4 pm. Guided tour from 4-6 pm with Patricia E. Kane '87 PhD, Friends of American Arts Curator of American Decorative Arts
Space is limited to 20 alumnae. RSVP no later than Thursday, October 17th to Susan Lennon, MPPM/MBA ’85 at email@example.com.
Admission to the Gallery is free, although donations are always gratefully accepted. Drinks and appetizers will immediately follow at Mory's. Drinks will be cash bar and appetizers will be $25/person (including tax and gratuity) payable by check made out and mailed to Anne Boucher at 574 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 no later than Thursday, October 17th.
As we must commit our headcount to Mory’s in advance, if your plans change and you must cancel your RSVP, you must do so to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 17th in order to have your check returned to you. If you cancel after October 17th, we will try to fill your place from the waiting list so that we can return your check to you.
“The Yale University Art Gallery, always a respected museum, is now a must-see one since its renovation and expansion…In a museum era dominated by the vying forces of bad economics and compulsive building, it’s a miracle when something comes out right, which makes the opening of the splendidly renovated and expanded Yale University Art Gallery here a happy event. The angels of art, design and budgetary planning were on duty. Everything worked. The country’s oldest university art museum has arrived at a kind of institutional ideal of opposites in balance.” (The New York Times, 12/13/12)