May 1-2 (Providence, RI): Women's Leadership Council Spring Meeting and Women's Launch Pad Celebration. *For Women's Leadership Council Members and Members of the Women's Launch Pad Program
May 24 (Providence, RI): Commencement Forum: "Covering the Bases: Brown Women in Sports" sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates and the Women's Leadership Council. Starts at 11:00am. Location: List Auditorium, 64 College Street.
March 6 (Wellesley Hills, MA): The Pembroke Center Associates and the Women's Leadership Council presented "From Patients to Consumers: The Latest Developments in Health Care and What They Mean for You", a conversation with WBUR health reporter Martha Bebinger ’93, at the home of Ulle Holt '66.
February 13 (New York City): Council member Adina Young '82 hosted a chocolate tasting with classmate Dana Cowin '82, Editor-and-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine.
January 30 (Naples, FL): Council member Judy Hushon '67, P’93 invited members of the Naples Brown Community to attend "Have We Broken the Glass Ceiling?".
January 7 (New York City): Council member Meredith Berkman'86 hosted the fifth New York Women's Launch Pad Winter Gathering. The event was open to all current and past Mentees and Mentors to meet other Brown graduates and students of the mentoring program living and/or working in the New York metro area.
January 14 (Boston, MA): Council members Sandee Ting Simshauser '84, Sharon Curhan '83, P'10, and Marcia Blenko '83 hosted the second annual Boston Women’s Launch Pad Winter Gathering. Guest Speaker Kate Cook ’98 discussed the importance of women working together and supporting each other in the workforc
December 12 (New York City): The Women’s Leadership Council hosted an evening with director and producer Donna Zaccaro '83 for a film screening of Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way at The New York Institute of Technology, Auditorium on Broadway. Zaccaro created a moving, powerful, and surprising portrait of her mother. The documentary tells the life of political trailblazer Geraldine Ferraro who changed the face of American politics.
November 17 (Chicago, IL): Women's Leadership Council Members Donna Erickson Williamson '74 and Nancy Gidwitz '70 welcomed wedding planner Camille McLamb '03 for a fun event where guests learned the secrets to planning the perfect event! Thank you to Helen Baker '76, P'02 for hosting the event in her home.
October 26 (Cherry Hills Village, CO): The Rocky Mountain Brown Club and the Women's Leadership Council presented a talk with special guest speaker U.S. Representative Diana DeGette P'11. Special thanks to Ali Fidler Metzl '04 for coordinating a successful afternoon and to Ken and Maria Capece Mendelsberg '90 for hosting the event in their home.
October 17-18 (Providence, RI): Women's Launch Pad Reception and Kick-off Dinner and Women's Leadership Council Fall meeting (for Council members only).
August 6 (New York City): Lisa Vertucci '82, Executive Coach, presented a talk on Strategies for Future Success: Managing your Summer Internship to an audience of students and recent graduates from a range of internship experiences (the news room of NBC Universal to IBM's Treasury office to a start-up specializing in health care data). Lisa led a terrific conversation about "creating one's brand" and "networking" and led exercises to reinforce valuable lessons on effective communication.
Many thanks to Adina Young '82 for hosting the event and coordinating with Lisa as speaker and to Chandra Metzler '95, Marcia Dunn '82 and Nancy Neff '76, '06, P '14 for their support and coordination with CareerLAB and Alumni Relations.
June 24, 6:00 pm (New York City): Council Members Chandra Metzler '95 and Dana Zucker '90 along with fellow alumnae Bernadette Aulestia '94, Sue Ding '10, Jacqui Hogans '03 and Barbara Weinreich '80 hosted more than 100 members of the Brown community at the HBO Theater to watch segments from the groundbreaking documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. The documentary, produced by Betsy West ’73, features one of the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled, including Brown’s 18th President, Ruth Simmons ADE’02. LHD’12 hon., Social Entrepreneur Nancy Lubin ’93, and Human Rights Advocate Malika Saada Saar ’92. Learn more about this pioneering documentary here.
June 7 (Pacific Palisades, CA): Women's Leadership Council Member's Donna McGraw Weiss '89 and Lauren Corrao '83, P'16 hosted a special event for Brown alumnae and their daughters with Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Barbara Tannenbaum P'10.
May 2-3 (Providence, RI): Women's Leadership Council Spring meeting (for Council members only) and Women's Launch Pad Year-end Celebration.
May 25 (Providence, RI): Council member Lauren Corrao '83, P'16 moderated a panel of Brown alumnae who work in the field of comedy for "A Sense of Humor: Brown Women in Comedy," this Commencement Forum was sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates and the Women's Leadership Council.
April 4 (Washington, D.C.): The Women's Leadership Council and the Pembroke Center Associates presented "Brown Women in Foreign Policy", hosted by Women's Leadership Council Co-Chair Shelley N. Fidler '68, P'09, in collaboration with Nancy L. Buc '65 LLD'94 hon. and Melanie Y. Nakagawa '02. The panel discussion featured: Heather Hurlburt '89, Mariah Sixkiller '99, and Meghan Stewart '00.
April 4 (New York City): Women's Leadership Council member Marcia Dunn, M.D. ’82 hosted a special cocktail reception with Brown University President Christina Paxson. The reception took place in the Johnston Room at the NoMad Hotel.
April 3 (Providence, RI): The Pembroke Center presented the Elizabeth Munves Sherman ’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies sponsored by Women’s Leadership Council member and Pembroke Center Associates Council member Liz Sherman ’77, P’06, P’09. The first of an annual lecture series was presented by Professor Karen Newman. Professor Newman, the Owen Walker Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature, discussed ‘Is there a future in the past’:Eventails de Bosse, early modern engraving and the Judgment of Paris.”
March 27 (Washington, D.C.): Women's Leadership Council Co-Chair Shelley N. Fidler '68, P'09, in collaboration with Caitie Whelan '07 and Mariah Sieber Sixkiller '99, welcomed young alumnae from the DC area to a cocktail reception to discuss "Fresh Ideas about Work-Life Balance."
March 21 (San Francisco, CA): The Women's Leadership Council and the Pembroke Center Associates presented "Brown Women and the field of Technology", hosted by Women's Leadership Council member Mary Vascellaro '74, P'07. The panel discussion featured: Brynna Donn '91, Director Corporate Applications, Portals and Collaboration; Jill A. Huchital '89, Head of Engineering, InVisioneer; Nancy E. Pfund P'14, Managing Partner, DBL Investors; and was moderated by Jessica Lessin, News Editor and Senior Technology Reporter, the Wall Street Journal.
March 14 (Chicago, IL): Women's Leadership Council members Donna Erickson Williamson '74 and Nancy Gidwitz '70 brought the celebration of 120 Years of Women at Brown to Chicago when they hosted an event for "Brown Women through the Decades." Alumnae from a variety of class years joined together to share their thoughts and perspectives on Brown and Pembroke, and compare stories from their days as undergraduates.
March 13 (Providence, RI): The Women’s Leadership Council, in association with the Pembroke Center Associates, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the Brown Alumni Association, and the Brown Club of Rhode Island, celebrated Women’s History Month with a special event featuring the groundbreaking documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Highlights from the documentary were shown, followed by a panel discussion with the following women involved in the MAKERS project:
- Marika Shioiri-Clark ’05, Inaugural Year Global Resident, IDEO.org and Principal, SOSHL Studio
- Barbara Smith, Author, Activist, and Independent Scholar
- Betsy West ’73, Executive Producer, MAKERS: Women Who Make America
- Sara Wolitzky ’04, Co-Producer, MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Nancy L. Buc '65, LLD'94 hon. - moderator
Read more about MAKERS here.
January 17 (Naples, FL): Council member Judith Hushon ’67, P’93 hosted a reception and screening of MAKERS: Women Who Make America. This documentary, produced by alumna Betsy West ’73, features the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled including the story of Brown’s 18th President Ruth J. Simmons.
Attendees' experiences spanned generations, stretching back to women during World War II.
Read more about the film "MAKERS" here.
January 15 (Boston, MA): Council member Sandee Ting Simshauser '84 hosted the first Boston Women's Launch Pad Winter Gathering. The event was open to all current and past Mentees and Mentors to meet other Brown graduates and students of the mentoring program living and/or working in the Boston metro area.
January 10 (New York, NY): Council member Sue Buffum ’74 hosted the fourth New York Women's Launch Pad Winter Gathering. The event was open to all current and past Mentees and Mentors to meet other Brown graduates and students of the mentoring program living and/or working in the New York metro area.