• Ranji Nagaswami MBA ‘86, Senior Advisor, SVP Global
• The Honorable Denise Page Hood ‘74, Chief Judge, Eastern District of Michigan
• Dr. Inginia Genao, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Medical Director, Adult Primary Care Center, Yale School of Medicine
• Moderator: Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans JD ‘90, CEO, The Barthwell Group, YaleWomen Council, Co- Chair Yale Women Programming Committee, President, Yale Club of Michigan, former Yale Alumni Association Board of Governors
• Seyma Aslan PhD ‘12, Senior Project Leader at L'Oreal Research & Innovation, YaleWomen Programming Committee Co-Chair
• Jennifer Cruz, 50WAY150 Program Manager, Yale Alumni Association
This webinar is brought to you in partnership with the Yale Alumni Association Shared Interest Groups, YaleWomen, and 50WAY150.
On May 27th, we heard from:
Dr. Kim Cobb ’96 BA, Chair and Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Director, Global Change Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
- Susan Tambi Matambo ’04 MEM, Senior Specialist, World Bank Climate Change Unit
- and Mary D. Nichols ’71 JD, Chair, California Air Resources Board
It was brought to you in partnership by the Yale Alumni Association (Shared Interest Groups), YaleWomen, Yale Blue Green, the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance, the Yale Black Alumni Association, and 50 Women at Yale 150.
Bienvenida Salud: Sustainable Change for Indigenous Women and their Communities
For over thirty years, Minga Peru has been supporting and strengthening communities in the Loreto region of Peru with an innovative program based on communications through radio and grassroots leadership development for women. This webinar gave participants an opportunity to learn a bit about Peru, the Kukama people who live in the Loreto region, the programs that have made Minga Peru so successful that it is a model for programs throughout Central and South America, and why the Yale Alumni Service Corps is partnering with Minga Peru on a program in the summer of 2021, YASC Along the Maranon.
On April 29th, panelists presented a 30-minute overview with another 30 minutes for discussion and Q&A.
This webinar was presented in partnership by Yale Alumni Service Corps, Yale Alumni Shared Interest Groups, Yale Day of Service, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance, YaleWomen., and 1stGenYale.
On April 28th, Jessie Gould '04, founder and CEO of Ox Verte, and Wanting Zhang FES '11, co-founder and COO of junzi kitchen, discussed the impact and challenges faced by the retail food sector in a time of pandemic. Wendy Maldonado D'Amico '93 moderated the discussion, and Grace Hsieh '07 led the audience Q&A.
This webinar was presented in partnership by Accelerate Yale, Yale Food + Drink, and YaleWomen.
Are you considering or facing a career change? On April 28th, executive coach and leadership consultant Kameka Dempsey ’99 led a discussion by panelists from diverse sectors - the performing arts, business, cultural institutions, and tech - to share insights on how to make the change.
Link to Career Transitions II Webinar
Navigating and Thriving in Remote Work Environments
On April 7th, Grace Hsieh '07, Co-Founder of Accelerate Yale and Yale Angels and Board Member of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA), hosted a conversation with Catherine Stewart '05, Chief Business Officer at Automattic, the company with a 1,300-person globally-distributed workplace behind WordPress.com, followed by a Q&A led by Wendy Maldonado D'Amico '93, YAA Board of Governors. Catherine discussed the benefits and challenges of remote work environments both before and after their proliferation in the COVID-19 era.
THIS WEBINAR WAS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP BY THE YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SHARED INTEREST GROUPS AND ACCELERATE YALE, WITH CO-SPONSORSHIP FROM YALEWOMEN AND CAREERS, LIFE AND YALE.
Women, Men, and Food
On August 27th, Professor Paul Freedman spoke about Women, Men, and Food, an excerpt from his upcoming book: "American Cuisine and How It Got This Way." He discussed perceptions of men and women's food preferences in the 20th century, and how new products such as Jell-O and magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Gourmet alternately reinforced and upended prevailing stereotypes around food and gender. Moderated by Wendy Maldonado D’Amico ’93, YAA Board of Governors.
THIS WEBINAR WAS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP BY THE YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SHARED INTEREST GROUPS, YALEWOMEN, AND THE YALE FOOD AND BEVERAGE GROUP.
Ageism at Work: Breaking the Universal Barrier
On June 26th, Diane T. Ashley ’76, MS, JD; joined Ashton Applewhite, author and activist; and Leslie Morrison Faerstein, EdD, LCSW, and Executive Director of amazing.community for an enlightening conversation about how to combat ageism and thrive. Moderated by Amy Armitage ’86 MBA, the webinar covered a range of topics, including:
- Debunking ageism myths (and why it’s the “ism” we all face)
- Untapping possibilities in your career at any age
- The advantages of aged-based diversity
- Practical strategies for gaining back your work mojo
- Combating unconscious bias
YaleWomen and the Yale Alumni Association (Careers, Life, and Yale) partnered for a webinar on a topic relevant to so many alums: career transitions.
This webinar featured four Yale women alums sharing their experiences with career transition due to:
- job loss
- re-entering the workforce after taking time off to raise children
- a desire to reinvent oneself and switch careers entirely
Two career coaches then provided further insight and led a Q&A to give participants an opportunity to actively engage in the conversation. Participants also received a follow-up email with a list of resources for their own career transitions.
Jennifer Ebisemiju Madar, YC ‘88
Catharine Gately, YC ‘89
Katy Kincade, YC ‘85
Cristina Thais Vittoria, YC ‘93
Wendy Maldonado D’Amico, YC ‘93
Amy Armitage, SOM ‘85
Cindy Cornell, SOM career coach
Moderated by Ursula Burton of YaleWomen LA and YaleWomen National Council. Produced by YaleWomen. Special Thanks to YaleWomen Council members: Susan Lennon, Jen DeVore, Phoebe Shackeroff Reese. Thanks also to Dr. Hal Strelnick.
Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, joins Kathryn Lofton, Yale Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity in conversation about Women in Politics. This is a recording of a live webinar discussion held on October 19, 2016.