Next stop on the CT Museum Trail - the Mystic Seaport - Saturday, September 13th.
Join us for some or all of a full day of activities at the Seaport! We will learn of the recent travels of the whaleship Charles W. Morgen, recently restored and currently under a tour of the New England coast. Help us explore the ship and see what modern day artists, scientists, poets and sailors discovered! More details to follow and exact time TBD.
You are invited to join the launch of the mentoring program for Yale alumnae in the DC area - an initiative for Yale women at all stages of their careers and across a diverse range of industries. Interested alumnae will be matched with a small group of six to eight other alumnae with varying experience levels and career fields. The Kick-off will allow you to participate in a discussion with a panel of distinguished Yale alumnae to discuss their personal and career leadership experiences before you meet up with your assigned YWDC Mentoring Group for its first meeting. Subsequently Mentoring Groups will meet several times a year to discuss and support each other in achieving career, life and leadership goals. Cost of the kick-off will be $35/person. You can purchase tickets at link above. [YWDC is a non-profit with no operating budget, supported by volunteers and participants. If cost is a hardship, you will not be turned away - please just let us know, and we will make alternative arrangements to cover your costs. On-going participation in the Mentoring Initiative will be free - your Mentoring Group should meet in public spaces and or private homes.]
Please make sure to sign up for the kick-off, even if you have already signed up for the Mentoring Initiative; if your schedule does not allow you to attend the kick-off but want to join a Mentoring Group please contact the organizers, Bailey Hand at email@example.com or Anita Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for: An informal evening to introduce YaleWomen London, socialise and discuss the way forward (women and men equally welcome)
About the evening:
Join us for an informal gathering of conversation and community at the home of Renata Cesar in South Kensington. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. We hope you can join us for this inaugural YaleWomen event.
About the YaleWomen and YaleWomen - London:
YaleWomen: Connecting Women, Igniting Idea, Transforming the world. Our mission is to create a vibrant, engaged community of alums, drawn together by the common thread of our Yale experiences, that is committed to advancing women’s voices and perspectives and to enriching and inspiring one another, Yale and the world.
As with all SIGs, each YaleWomen chapter is run individually under the overall banner of the organisation, formulating itself as it wishes to best serve its local members. Come along and help discuss your interests and how you would be interested in seeing the group move forward.
Please sign up through the Yale Club of London website if you would like to attend.
Jen Spreitzer will be hosting a talk with author Florence Williams ('89) on "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History" on October 5th at 4:30pm at Jen's home in Bethesda. Here's a bit about the book: "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History" is the winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book. The book is an exploration of the scientific, environmental and cultural forces influencing this miraculous, contentious organ. Williams has been called "crisp and droll" by the Wall Street Journal and featured on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." If you are able to attend, please email Jen at: email@example.com
YaleWomen of Northern California invites alumnae and their families for a potluck picnic and more fun at the Oakland Zoo! One of the top cultural attractions in the Bay Area, Oakland Zoo is an East Bay gem that features more than 660 exotic and native animals, including elephants, hyenas, alligators, chimps and lemurs.
We will gather in the picnic area for a family-style potluck from 12:30-2:00pm, where you can pick up free passes into the zoo and free tickets for the rides area. We have also arranged for free parking.
Bring your families and your friends, or come solo and make new friends! And remember that this is a potluck event - please bring a dish or beverage to share, and something to throw on the grill.
For more information, visit www.oaklandzoo.org
Cash Bar and Food
Curiosity & Conversations: Female Beauty
beau·ty (byo͞otē) noun a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
Ten years ago, in an effort to change the conversation about female beauty, Dove launched its “Real Beauty Campaign.”
Did the conversation change?
Join us for a conversation in which we will explore beauty: What is your definition of beauty? How does our culture define beauty? How does how big industry – perhaps including Unilever through its Dove “Real Beauty” campaign – shape and influence both our culture’s and our individual perceptions of beauty? How do we feel about beauty? Whether or not Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign changed the conversation about female beauty, where can YaleWomen Connecticut take this conversation?
Sunday, October 19, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
At Tea with Tracy
16 Bank Street, Seymour, CT
(Parking is available along Bank and Columbus Streets)
Space is limited to 16 people. RSVP no later than Sunday, October 12th to Stephanie Foote Rosenkranz ’02 BA at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you register and your plans change and you are no longer able to join us, please let Stephanie know so that we can open your slot to an alum on the wait list.
Each attendee will select and pay for her own items from the menu http://www.teawithtracyct.com/menu.html.
For more information about Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign, go to
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/dove-real-beauty-campaign-turns-10_n_4575940.html and view Dove’s thought provoking videos:
Onslaught at http://vimeo.com/4097693
Real Beauty Sketches at http://realbeautysketches.dove.us/
Drink, Eat, Discuss. Join fellow Yale women at an informal potluck to discuss the topic of the day. We will circulate short items for discussion (magazine articles, TED talks, etc.). You can review at your desk over lunch, at night after everyone is (finally) asleep, or in the cab on your way to the group. Grab something to share (a favorite main dish, a bottle of wine) and meet with others to eat, drink and discuss. Join us for one session or return every month. Participation for each meeting is limited to 15 people, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Monday, Oct. 27 at 6.00. Choice in the West Loop
This discussion will focus on how we make choices. Can we make better ones? Do limited choices make us happier? Check out:
- Psycho-economist Sheena Iyengar's TED talk on the art of choosing: http://www.ted.com/talks/sheena_iyengar_on_the_art_of_choosing
- Philosopher Ruth Chang about how to make hard choices http://www.ted.com/talks/ruth_chang_how_to_make_hard_choices.
- If you are interested, there are more talks on this playlist: http://www.ted.com/playlists/164/how_we_make_choices.
RSVP to Tiffany Amlot at email@example.com to get the exact location.
As the new "First Lady" of Yale, Marta Elisa Moret will join members of YaleWomenNYC and The Yale Club of New York City for a talk on her perspectives of Yale. Ms. Moret is currently the president of Urban Policy Strategies, a New Haven-based consulting firm that conducts research and assessment in public health. She is also on the board of Women’s Health Research at Yale and is a member of Hispanics in Philanthropy and the Eastern Evaluation Association. During her time at Yale, she has served as a member of the Yale Alumni Association’s Board of Governors and was assistant director and a fellow of the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health in 1984. Please join Ms. Moret for a reception at 6:30 pm in the Main Lounge, followed by her talk at 7:00 pm. Yale Club of New York members should make reservations using the Club’s online calendar. Non-Yale Club of New York members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. We hope to see you there!