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.