Character Strengths Salon - DC Chapter
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Character Strengths Salon - DC Chapter

Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection? Inspired by the Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century, the DC Chapter of the Alumnae Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) and the DC Chapter of YaleWomen are co-hosting a series of Salons. The idea is to get together periodically with other curious, engaging women in a relaxed atmosphere to reflect and share perspectives on topics that are important to participants. This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Before each meeting we will provide links to one or more internet articles or other resources for participants to read in advance (less than one hour total reading time). The event will be facilitated using different formats for small and larger group discussion.

Note: This event is limited to women alumnae of Yale and Harvard.

Please read this article before the meeting:

·      Character Strengths: Research and Practice (Journal of College and Character) 

Other resources (optional but recommended): 

·      Take the Free VIA Survey: (15-minute VIA Character Strengths Survey from viacharacter.org) 

·      How Your Strengths Can Make Your Weaker (New York Times) 

·      How to Tap Into Your Character Strengths to Change Your Life (Infographic from Happify) 

Event Details:

When: Sunday, June 2, 5:00-7:00 PM. Please arrive at 5:00. Discussion begins at 5:15 and ends at 7:00. Participants are welcome to stay until 7:30 to socialize.

Where: Home of Ellen Fox, Arlington, near East Falls Church Metro (orange line).

Facilitators: Ellen Fox and Heather Ingram

Please RSVP by registering in advance. Registration fee is $7.00. 

Refunds will be issued if you cancel at least 7 days prior to this event. After that time, although we are unable to issue refunds, we ask that you please notify the host if you are unable to attend.

For questions, contact ellenfoxmd@gmail.com

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May
11
12:30 PM12:30

Hong Kong Launch of an ANHW Discussion/Social Group

Hi Everyone,

My name is Sonia Ponnusamy and I am a fellow graduate who is working with Acey Welch and the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) to launch a Discussion/Social Group (DSG) in Hong Kong.

 The purpose of the group is to build a personal connection among ANHW members and Harvard alumni and to provide a platform for addressing issues of particular concern to women in the Harvard community and beyond. 

 We’ll do this by organizing casual, no-fee or self-supporting meet-ups and events at restaurants, homes or offices, and by investigating joint events with other Harvard Alumni Shared Interest Groups, Harvard Clubs, etc. We expect to plan 2-3 such gatherings per year, although this number may increase with enough interest and volunteer assistance.

 Our first gathering will be brunch on Saturday 11th May at 12.30 at Rummin’Tings (28 Hollywood Road, Central). We’ll use the time to get acquainted and decide how to move forward with types of activities, events, etc. 

 Please RSVP by replying to my email (soniaponnusamy@hotmail.comno later than 6th May.

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An Afternoon at the Harvard Art Museums
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

An Afternoon at the Harvard Art Museums

Join us for an "Afternoon at the Museum" with the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women and Columbia College Women on May 5th at 3 PM at the Harvard Art Museums (32 Quincy Street, Cambridge). There will be a student-led tour, with a spotlight on The Bauhaus and Harvard, an exhibit mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany. Afterwards, we suggest we meet at Felipe's Mexican Taqueria. (Please note: The restaurant portion is self-pay and food/drink are not included in the $10 price of the tour).

Parking information:

Limited free parking for visitors is available from 10 AM to 5 PM on weekends in Harvard University’s Broadway Garage, at 7 Felton Street. Parking tickets must be validated at the museums’ Admissions desk prior to departure. Also – street parking is free on Sundays in Cambridge.

Please note, $10, includes entry to the museum and the tour ONLY!

Please meet on the lower level of the museum by 3 PM, near the large seating area right next to the Ai Wei Wei installation (a series of monitors mounted on a wall) where passes will be handed out.

Cheers,  ANHW Boston

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Harvard/Yale Women's Salon - Forgiveness
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Harvard/Yale Women's Salon - Forgiveness

HARVARD/YALE WOMEN'S SALON, ARLINGTON AND POTOMAC LOCATIONS

Sunday, April 28 from 5-7 pm in Arlington, VA (near East Falls Church Metro) or Potomac, MD

Please join us for our April Salon! Our topic will be “Forgiveness.” This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Please register in advance. There is a $7 ticket fee to cover the host's costs. See the Eventbrite registration site for readings and further details. To attend, please click on these hyperlinks: Arlington Salon or Potomac Salon.   

 Questions? Contact Ellen Fox at ellenfoxmd@gmail.com

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Boston Chapter - Ambitious Women: Gender and Voter Perceptions of Candidate Ambition
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Chapter - Ambitious Women: Gender and Voter Perceptions of Candidate Ambition

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Larsen Hall 203

Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with refreshments, for informal networking

Sign up at Eventbrite

Are ambitious women punished in politics? Building on literature from negotiation, Dr. Sparsha Saha, Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Programspecializing in gender and politics, will show that women candidates who are perceived to be ambitious are more likely to face social backlash, and that this may be conditioned by respondent partisanship, political identity, and gender. In her talk, Sparsha will first explore what the term “ambitious" means to voters, developing and testing a new multi-dimensional concept of perceived ambition, from desire to run for higher office to scope of agenda. She will then reveal results from two experiments that test the link between these "ambitious" traits and voter support for candidates. Sparsha’s presentation will be following by interactive Q&A.

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Yale Club of Washington DC invitation to DC Alumni Network of Harvard Women

The Yale Club of Washington DC has extended a special invitation to the Alumni Network of Harvard Women to attend an exciting event in celebration of Women's History Month. This is a private dinner and conversation with Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), on the realities of pay inequality, contributing factors, and Dr. Hartmann and the IWPR’s role in advancing women’s status. 


The Evening Star Building

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20004

For more details and to purchase tickets, please follow this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/realities-of-the-gender-pay-gap-a-dinner-conversation-with-dr-heidi-hartmann-72-mphil-74-phd-tickets-58001550198 

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ANHW-NYC Happy (Early International Women's Day) Hour!
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

ANHW-NYC Happy (Early International Women's Day) Hour!

Tickets $15

Please join fellow Harvard alumnae for an informal happy hour to celebrate International Women's Day...just a couple of days early! Ticket price will cover appetizers, and cash bar will be available. Excited to have you join us and hear about our plans for 2019!

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Date And Time

Wed, March 6, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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Location

Punch Bar & Grill

913 Broadway

New York, NY 10010

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

GSAS Alumni in Boston for Lessons from Ancient Rome: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders

Join Harvard Professor Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, as she discusses lessons from ancient Rome that inform leadership today and how she applies that learning to shape the next generation of groundbreaking researchers and scholars at Harvard.

The program will feature a dynamic conversation between Dean Dench and Sandra Moose, PhD ’68, economics, a member of the Graduate School Alumni Association Council and senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. 
 
Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and stimulating conversation with fellow alumni and friends!

Lessons from Ancient Rome: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders

6:00 P.M.   REGISTRATION 6:30 P.M.   PROGRAM 7:30 P.M.   RECEPTION
 

Harvard Club of Boston
Aesculapian Room, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Event Cost
Harvard Alumni, guests, and members of the Harvard community: $20
GSAS alumni, members of the Harvard Club of Boston, and Harvard recent graduates (’13–’18): $15

Register today!

Harvard University and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association encourage people with disabilities to participate in their programs and activities. Accessibility-related information can be found at accessibility.harvard.edu. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please let us know in advance by emailing gsaa@fas.harvard.edu.

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DC Chapter - Salon on Implicit Bias
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

DC Chapter - Salon on Implicit Bias

Sunday, March 3rd from 5-7 pm in Arlington, VA (near East Falls Church Metro) or Bethesda, MD (near Democracy Blvd).

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.” This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Please register in advance. There is a $7 ticket fee to cover the host's costs. See the Eventbrite registration site for readings and further details. 

To attend, please click on these hyperlinks: Arlington Salon or Bethesda Salon.   

 

Questions? Contact Ellen Fox at ellenfoxmd@gmail.com.  

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Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication  - presented by the Radcliffe Institute
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication - presented by the Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

 “Beyond Words” will explore the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound.

 Spotlighting topics as diverse as sign language and dance, tattoos and perfumes, the songs of birds and the voices of robots, the conference will blend talks, performances, and demonstrations to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

 Speakers:

  • Cynthia Breazeal, associate professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab and codirector of the Center for Future Storytelling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; founder and chief scientist, Jibo, Inc.

  • Chandler Burr, author, The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession and The Perfect Scent: A Year inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York; former perfume critic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

  • Ayodele Casel, dancer and choreographer; 2018–2019 artist-in-residence, Harvard University

  • Jacqueline Emmart, nationally certified ASL interpreter; health access advocate

  • Elena Leah Glassman, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; assistant professor of computer science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Dominique Holmes, tattoo artist; author, The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body 

  • Antoine Hunter, founder and artistic director, Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival; former president, Bay Area Black Deaf Advocates

  • Shigehisa Kuriyama, faculty director of the humanities program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Jill Johnson, senior lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media, dance director of the Harvard Dance Center, and artistic director of the Harvard Dance Project, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Noelle LaCharite, lead of developer experience for applied AI, Microsoft

  • Zarin Machanda, assistant professor of anthropology, Tufts University

  • Aniruddh D. Patel, 2018–2019 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; professor of psychology, Tufts University

  • John Durham Peters: María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale University

  • Richard O. Prum, William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

  • Diana Sorensen RI ’11, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and professor of comparative literature, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Amy Szarkowski, attending psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

 The conference includes an arts event and discussion on Thursday, February 28, about experiencing gender through a spectrum of drag culture. Artists and audience will explore questions of gender performance, identity, and expression; examine cultural assumptions; and witness real-time drag transformation.

 To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-beyond-words-conference.

 The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested.

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Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Chicago Chapter presents ART & WINE pARTy

Let us begin 2019 by bringing out the Artist within our souls. You don't have to be a Van Gogh or Monet or even a preschool artist to join this event! Paint, mingle and take your own painting on a canvas home!! 

ART & WINE pARTy!!!

on Feb 17th, 2019

from 4 - 6.30 pm

at The Paintbrush

2646 N. Halsted,Chicago, IL 60614

773.636.1968

http://www.thepaintbrush.net 

Ticket price: $30/person

 What’s included

One-hour guided painting lesson, Canvases, and use of smocks, paint brushes, acrylic paint (non-washable), easels. 

Wine & Cheese will be served !!

To register for the Art & Wine pARTy, please click here.

Only 18 seats are available. Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2019. 

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2nd Annual Harvard and Columbia University Alumnae Dinner
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

2nd Annual Harvard and Columbia University Alumnae Dinner

Please join the Boston Chapter of ANHW and CCW at our second annual alumnae group dinner at Season 52 in Chestnut Hill. Please reach out to Jessica Pesce (jessica.pesce@gmail.com) and Vanessa Decembre (vandecembre@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Guests will pay for their own food and drink. Please RSVP so that we can have an accurate count of who is coming to the event.

Seasons 52 Dinner Menu

Seasons 52 - Chestnut Hill Sq, 220 Boylston St., Chestnut MA 02467

For further information see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-harvard-and-columbia-universty-alumnae-dinner-tickets-55306329721

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Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Harvard/Yale Women's Salon on Emotional Intelligence

Sponsored by the DC Chapter of ANHW

Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection with other women? This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Please join us for our first salon in 2019, co-sponsored by ANHW and YaleWomen. Our topic will be "Emotional Intelligence.” Participants are asked to read an article from the Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale prior to the event. Please register in advance. There is a $7 ticket fee to cover the host's costs. See the Eventbrite registration site for further details. 

To attend, please click on these hyperlinks: Arlington Salon or DC Salon

Questions? Contact Ellen Fox at ellenfoxmd@gmail.com.  

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Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Performance of "She The People" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC

Please join us on January 6th for the 2pm performance of "She The People" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, followed by drinks, appetizers, and conversation at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

Woolly Mammoth Theater, 641 D St NW, Washington DC 20004 

To Get Tickets Now with code "HARVARD" For a special ANHW Discount, go to: https://www.woollymammoth.net/events/calendar. You can purchase up to 4 tickets with the discount. (Tickets will be discounted to $20 and $30 dollars). Your friends and family are welcome!

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Meet Harvard Women Alumni in Chicago

Venue: “Willow Room”, 1800 Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

This event will kickstart the Chicago Chapter of ANHW, and offers a chance for all Harvard women in Chicago to gather and get to know each other. The Wine Cellar in the Willow Room, which has a private bar, will be reserved for Harvard women. You can buy your own drinks while mingling with your fellow alumni.

Please RSVP and reach out to Litcy Kurisinkal for any questions at llitcy@gmail.com

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The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted?  Who Voted?
Dec
4
4:15 PM16:15

The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted?

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

 The year 2018 will be remembered for its surge in women’s candidacies. Whether through individual, high-profile victories or the sheer force of hundreds upon hundreds of women standing for office, the midterm electoral cycle reflected options at the local, state, and national levels that were starkly different from any that Americans have confronted before at the ballot box. This panel will offer an analysis of the election results through a diverse set of perspectives—academic, experiential, gendered, generational, geographic, and political—to enhance our understanding of the roles and results for women, people of color, immigrants, and other historically underrepresented groups.

 Panelists:

·        Aimee Allison, president, Democracy in Color

·        Katherine J. Cramer, professor of political science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·        Sarah Lenti, board member, Serve America Movement; political consultant

·        Robert O. Self RI ’08, Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History, Brown University

·        Moderated by Asma Khalid, political reporter, NPR

 To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-midterm-elections-panel-discussion.

 The event is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested in attending this event.

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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Harvard/Yale Women's Salon sponsored by DC Chapter

Registration is now open for our next Yale/Harvard Women's Salon. The topic will be "Adult Friendships." Enjoy great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. We will be offering two simultaneous salons: one in Arlington, VA (home of Ellen Fox) and one in Bethesda, MD (home of Gena Lai). There is a $7 ticket fee to cover the host's costs. Please read this article in advance:  How Friendships Change Over Time in Adulthood (Atlantic). See the Eventbrite registration sites for additional recommended readings. To attend, and for further details, please click on these hyperlinks: Arlington Salon or Bethesda Salon. Questions? Contact Ellen Fox at ellenfoxmd@gmail.com

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Women, Politics and MA
Nov
14
4:30 PM16:30

Women, Politics and MA

Location: Cambridge MA

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room

Despite its progressive politics, MA trails other states when it comes to female political representation, ranking 29th overall. This panel brings together a diverse set of experts on the issue to investigate the causes and chart a path for the way forward.

Panelists inculde Rep. Cory Atkins, Rep. Denise Provost, Laurie Martinelli (MA Women’s Political Caucus), Rep-Elect Nika Elugardo, and Prof. Eileen Mcdonagh.

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