Saturday, March 02, 2019 at 01:30 PM
The home of Harriet Dichter

YW Philadelphia - Making Bread

Calling would-be pita, bagel and bread bakers!
Love the idea of making your own pita, bagels and bread? If so, join us on Saturday March 2nd, at 1:30 p.m. for a hands-on experience of bread baking.  You'll end with goodies to take home.  Our baking experience will be led by John Schapiro Yale '78, who is a lawyer by day and makes all of his family's bread at night and on the weekend.   This will be a fun, hands-on activity and room permitting, partners and children are welcome  Please let us know of your plans by Saturday February 23rd.
At the home of Harriet Dichter and John Schapiro--and their dog and cat-- in Chestnut Hill.  We'll send you the address when you sign up!

Sunday, March 03, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Basecamp, Mother Joseph Plaza First Floor

Women in Health Panel Discussion

In collaboration with Yale Alumni Association Careers, Life and Yale Alumni to Alumni (A2A) Committee and 1stGenYale
Yale Club of Oregon and SW Washington


Women in Health: Uncommon Paths

A panel discussion

Are you experiencing burn-out?
Do you feel lost about your current career path?
Do you need more (or less) intellectual stimulation?
Do you have other talents you would like to pursue outside of healthcare?

Come spend part of a Sunday afternoon with Yale women and friends to learn how to navigate career transitions and pivots in healthcare. Coffee and bagels will be provided. 
Yale alumni, students and friends of Yale are welcome. Space is limited.

Participate in-person or online

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Noon to 1:30 PM (PST)

WHERE: Basecamp, Mother Joseph Plaza First Floor
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
9427 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
COST: $10 for discussion and refreshments
free participation online

Questions? Please email

Sunday, March 03, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Homes of members (Arlington and Bethesda)

YaleWomen DC March 2019 Salon

Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection? Please join us for our March Salon! Our topic will be "Implicit Bias" and participants are asked to read several articles prior to the event.  This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. To register for the Arlington Salon, please use this link.  To register for the Bethesda, Maryland salon, please use this link.

Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 04:30 PM

YaleWomen Award 2019 - Register Now!


Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Mystic Seaport Museum

YW-CT Mystic Museum: Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

“Opening the aperture” – this is some of YaleWomen’s best work!

YaleWomen Connecticut invites you on an expedition – an extraordinary journey of exploration and discovery (family friendly for children ages 10 and older)

- - with Elysa Engelman, PhD (’94 Yale College), Director of Exhibits - -

at Mystic Seaport Museum

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Beginning promptly at 10:00 am


10:00 am         Meet in the lobby of the Thompson Exhibition Building to begin making the connections between the exhibit and the local history of southeastern Connecticut.

10:15 am         Adjourn to the Masin Conference Room at the rear of the Thompson Exhibition Building. Elysa will give a brief welcome and lay the groundwork for the self-guided exhibit experience to come in the Thompson Exhibition. Follow your own interests or ask Elysa to show you the highlights.

12:00 noon      Back to the Masin Conference Room for lunch and more conversation. Ask Elysa questions, share your reactions to the exhibit, discuss the complexities of hosting an internationally touring exhibit such as this. (Note: if you are not interested in purchasing and joining the lunch, you are free to go off on your own.)

1:00 pm           On your own – there are many possibilities to explore and experience – note that the Museum closes at 4 pm.

Registration and cost:

The Museum has generously extended its group discount rate to us. For this, we must have a minimum of 15 people (adults @ $23.95 each and children ages 10-17 @ $13.95 each, plus Eventbrite service charge). Boxed lunches (sandwich with pasta salad, fruit salad, mystic chips, a fresh baked jumbo cookie and beverage) $19 each (plus Eventbrite service charge). Maximum capacity: 30 people. Don’t miss this unique opportunity – register now!

Register no later than Tuesday, March 5th here.

Due to the planning for this program, we are not able to issue refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Have questions? Need additional information? Contact Susan Lennon at

To whet your appetite -- do you know?

This is a story that has launched more than three dozen search and recovery missions, and over the past 170+ years it has inspired novels, plays, songs, and TV shows such as the 2017 horror series Terror. Margaret Atwood called it the origin myth of disasters for Canadians. This is the first comprehensive exhibit on the Franklin Expedition since the ships were located, and travels to Mystic from London and Ottawa before moving on to Alaska. Learn the story and see the artifacts, some recovered from the shipwrecks as recently as 2016. All the major angles are covered, including:

  • History – Possessed with a vast navy and extremely confident of its sailing prowess, Victorian England was obsessed with the Arctic, which represented their biggest hope of traversing the Northwest Passage, the much desired, possibly faster, trade route from Europe to Asia. In May 1845, Sir John Franklin and his 128-member crew set sail from London, England aboard HMS Erebus and Terror. They were last seen by Europeans in Baffin Bay, off the southwest corner of Greenland in July 1845. The enduring mystery of the Franklin Expedition is still unraveling.
  • Anthropology and Indigenous Rights – Inuit oral histories have played a significant role in uncovering the fate of the Franklin Expedition. Their critical contributions include both traditional knowledge and oral histories relating to the European exploration of the Arctic Archipelago, which you can listen to on audio stations interspersed throughout the exhibition, and historical artifacts, some of which incorporated materials of European origin, which were traded from explorers or retrieved from abandoned ships.
  • Underwater Archaeology – Parks Canada divers give a video tour of one wreck, and you’ll see the unbroken plates, glass bottles, and other daily items they’ve recovered from this remote dive site. With a short dive season entirely dependent on weather in the remote Canadian Arctic, each year the archaeologists plan for the worst, but hope to get even a few days on the wrecks to explore, document, and recover more evidence of what happened onboard.
  • Forensics – In examining tissues collected from human remains recovered from Beechey Island, forensic anthropologists found that the amount of lead in the bones of some of the men was exponentially high, leading to the theory that lead poisoning may have been one of the factors contributing to the expedition’s demise. Other factors include scurvy and starvation, and perhaps cannibalism. DNA analysis has also matched crew members with descendants.
  • Climate change – As the Northwest Passage has become more accessible to ships and boats of all types, the race to find and preserve the Franklin Expedition ships and camp sites has intensified. Learn how the Expedition suffered due to unexpectedly thick seasonal ice that trapped their ships even in the summer.

Read more here and here and here!

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM · $15.00 USD
Google Community Space in San Francisco, CA

Speed Mentoring Evening in San Francisco

Join us for an evening of Speed Mentoring where we will gather in support circles to share your common career pitfalls and get advice from seasoned YaleWomen who have paved the path before you.

Interested in switching careers/roles, but not sure where to start?

Struggling to manage a work-life balance and looking for useful tips?

Want to get ahead in a bureaucratic company?

Looking for more opportunities to demonstrate people leadership?

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor for this event, please fill out this form. Bios for YaleWomen Mentors will be distributed via e-mail to registered attendees.


6:30-7pm Networking

7-7:45pm Round 1 Speed Mentoring

7:45-8:30pm Round 2 Speed Mentoring

8:30-9pm Networking/clean-up

RSVP required and refreshments will be provided.

This event will not be available via webcast. No audio/visual recording will be permitted.

If you are interested in sponsoring a future YaleWomen event or volunteering please e-mail us at 

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 · 6 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 · 43 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.