The Women Leading Politico: A New Type of Newsroom
Washington is changing. Journalism is evolving. The media landscape
and the relationship between politics and the press is changing. And one
thing is for certain — women are at the forefront of it all.
POLITICO, when founded a decade ago, was a departure from the
traditional news organization. Continuing in that vein, it’s notable
that POLITICO’s leadership today also reflects a “new guard,” where the
editorial and business operations are led by women — from the President,
Editor in Chief, to its senior reporters. How does that impact the
culture, both inside and outside the newsroom, editorial decisions, and
media and politics more broadly? In this new political era we are
entering, the conversation will also focus on the role and influence of
women in politics and a new Washington.
Moderator: Mo Elleithee, Executive Director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics)
- Poppy MacDonald, President, POLITICO U.S
- Carrie Budoff Brown, Editor, POLITICO
- Alexis Williams, VP, POLITICO Live
- Cally Baute, VP, Audience Solutions
- Anna Palmer, POLITICO Playbook Co-Author
February 22, 2017, Old North
OWN IT Summit 2017
The OWN IT Summit bridges the gap between female leaders and the
millennials who admire them. We're shaking up the women's leadership
arena by producing events accessible to college-aged women of all
demographics -- not just those who can afford to pay their way.
This year, we're OWNING IT like never before. We have a limited number of tickets available, so get yours now! You can visit www.ownitsummit.com for more information, and find the Summit on Facebook here.
We're so excited to share some of our Mainstage speakers for
#OWNIT2017! From the Democratic National Convention to the New York
Times Bestsellers' List to the halls of Congress, our speakers have been
making their mark across the country. We can't wait to hear the
inspiring conversations that these women are sure to share in Gaston!
Stay tuned for many more speaker announcements coming soon!
March 18, 2017, Gaston Hall
Brave Summit 2017!
The BRAVE Summit celebrates Black women and acknowledges their skills
to the fullest sense.
BRAVE, standing for Black. Resilient. Artistic. Vigilant. Enough., was
pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown for the purpose of
combating the pervasive, negative media coverage and replacing it with
the truth, our truth. We are on a mission to further expose the magic
that lies within us. This year, our theme is 2017: The Recognition of the Black Woman.
Throughout the day, you'll be able to engage with dynamic panels full
of #BRAVEWomen like Mayor Muriel Bowser, and participate in breakout
sessions such as:
- Keeping the Chocolate City Chocolate
- Collective Images of Black Women: Overcoming Stereotypes
- Black Women in Digital Media
- Leadership in Politics
- Releasing Resistance & Setting Yourself Free: An Intimate Conversation with Erika Totten & Johnetta Elzie
March 18, 2017, Lohrfink Auditorium
1789 Seconds with Jennifer Stybel (C’03)
The Georgetown Alumni Association hosted a live 30-minute Q&A broadcast with Jennifer Stybel (C'03), Executive Director of Rent the Runway Foundation as she answers your questions on women in leadership and entrepreneurship.
Topics will include:
- Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship
- The Intersection of Business & the Arts
- The Evolution of the Non-Profit/For-Profit Partnerships
- Non-Traditional Road to Your MBA
About Jennifer: Jennifer Stybel is Executive Director of Rent the Runway Foundation, where she oversees Project Entrepreneur - a national initiative launched with founding partner UBS to grow the pipeline of women building scalable, economically impactful businesses through its robust digital hub, multi-city educational workshops, venture competition, and accelerator program. Jennifer’s career has spanned the media, arts, and tech industries -- including Shutterstock, EMI Music, The Paley Center for Media, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts -- where she supports creators and their work. Jennifer holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
February 8, 2017 Online Webinar
What a Doctor Looks Like
Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias within the Healthcare Setting
"What a Doctor Looks Like: Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias within the Healthcare Setting" is set to be a dynamic panel discussion with leading physicians in the field of medicine.
In October of 2016, Dr. Tamika Cross, a Houston OB-GYN, was stopped by a Delta flight attendant who would not allow her to aid a passenger in need when they called for a physician on board, but trusted a white man who "fit the description of a doctor." Dr. Cross is an African American woman.
In reflection of this incident on a Delta Airlines flight, this event presents an opportunity for students and physicians of all backgrounds to engage in candid dialogue about the roles in which race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status/class, age, ability, and privilege play in shaping our perceptions of who we believe medical professionals to be. In addition, we seek to explore the impact of conscious and unconscious biases within the medical profession, across intrapersonal and patient interactions.
February 8, 2017 Lohrfink Auditorium
Ignite Women's Empowerment Luncheon
Luncheon sponsored by Beautiful Believers & Girltalk
November 12, 2016 Healy Family Student Center, Herman Room
GWA Networking Opportunity: Join Us for a Georgetown Women's Basketball Game!
GWA members supported the Georgetown Women’s Basketball team on November 11th to cheer them on from the sidelines and volunteer to help usher, staff a table, and provide other general help.
November 11, 2016 McDonough Arena
Girls Education: Local to Global Perspectives
A Center for Social Justice Education Week event with Professor Fida Adely, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Kelli Brevard (C'05, G'06), Asst. to the College Guidance Office, National Cathedral School, Caitlin Dempsey (C'10), Founding Board Member, Pine Ridge Girls' School, and Haydn Welch (G'17), Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
November 7, 2016 Leavey Program Room
Reading Our Many Pasts
Presented by the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center
Reflections from Urvashi Vaid, an award winning author, attorney, and organizer in the LGBTQ and Broader Social Justice Community whose work aims to address structural inequalities based on intersecting identities. Vaid’s work honors the importance of building the foundations of a movement in the context of the many histories from which our lives flow forth.
Her efforts range from creating an LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice network to researching global sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Professor Dana Luciano will join Urvashi Vaid for conversation and will moderate the Q&A that follows. Presented by: the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center, Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life and Lecture Fund in partnership with the Department of English, GU Pride, GU Queer People of Color, and Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action
October 26, 2016 HFSC Social Room
Time Design: Changing the Productivity Conversation
So many smart, career-minded moms are overloaded with responsibilities. Whether currently employed, looking to re-enter the workforce, or change careers, they are feeling overwhelmed. The more capable they are, the greater the demands being made on them. Moreover, the digital age speeds up the pace and makes it easier to get distracted. As a result, talented women feel exhausted and resentful that they work so hard yet can't seem to get ahead. Based on what she learned working directly with her clients, Dr. Stacy Kim will share effective – and counterintuitive – strategies to design your time and enjoy life.
Three key takeaways from this webinar:
- The essential components of a time-management system that can lead to a more satisfying life
- How to make small customized tweaks to get started right away
- When to say "yes" and how to say "no"
October 25, 2016 online webinar
Biondi Copeland Lecture Series on Women in Higher Education
Last year, during the celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Georgetown University Women’s Center (GUWC) announced the inauguration of the Biondi Copeland Lecture Series on women in higher education. This lecture series will foster dialogue, discourse, and increased visibility for topics regarding higher education and women’s leadership roles.
You are cordially invited to join us on Tuesday, October 25, as we welcome Patricia McGuire, J.D., President of Trinity University and Linda LeMura, Ph.D., President of Le Moyne College for a panel discussion about women in leadership roles at Catholic and Jesuit universities. President John J. DeGioia will offer welcoming remarks and Jeanne F. Lord, J.D., Ed.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Undergraduate Students, and Director of The Jesuit Leadership Seminar will moderate our panel.
October 25, 2016 Bioethics Research Library
Women Who Write About War
A panel discussion with: Marjorie Agosín, Domnica Radulescu, Christine Evans and Barbara Mujica. Moderated by LeNaya Hezel, Director, GU Veterans Office.
This panel brings together professional women writers whose work focuses primarily on war.
October 21, 2016 Mortara Center
Facilitating this workshop were our own:
- Amanda Carlton, Associate Director of the Center for Student Engagement, is a Gallup-trained StrengthsEducator and is currently training to be a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.
- Lauren Gagliardi, Assistant Director of the Center for Student Engagement, is a Gallup-trained StrengthsEducator.
Participants were invited to two additional workshops to build on this initial investment in understanding your strengths. Learn more about Strengthsfinder here.
October 20, 2016 Leavey Program Room
POLICIES ON CAMPUS VIOLENCE AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM
A symposium hosted by The Georgetown Law Center, Journal of Legal Education and Georgetown Gender Justice Initiative
Universities occupy a hallowed position in American culture. But recently reported incidents of sexual assaults on college campuses have spurred new and more rigorous policies in universities across the country. While the importance of protecting students from violence is unquestioned, these new policies call for consideration of issues such as the appropriate role of administrative decision-making, the role of governmental regulations, the need for academic freedom, and the rule of law generally. How can we best ensure an educational environment free from sexual violence but, at the same time, provide for academic freedom and the “marketplace of ideas”? And how might this be done given that constitutionally protected speech is sometimes offensive and disagreeable? How might we best maintain academic freedom without making it a defensive shield against enforcing equal opportunity requirements within academic life? These and related questions will inform the symposium.
October 14, 2016 Georgetown University Law Center
Gender Justice Initiative Fall Colloquium
The Gender Justice Initiative builds on the long-standing and path-breaking research already being done at Georgetown and sparks dialogue on sex and gender across departments and campuses. The Gender Justice Initiative invites faculty from across the University to come together, bring your students, and join us to begin the process of starting interdisciplinary conversations on issues of sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, and inequality.
Panel topics include:
- What Difference Does Sex Difference Make?
- Gender-Based Violence, Local & Global
- Intersectional Gender Justice
September 23, 2016 Ethics Lab, 201B Healy Hall
The Intentional Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Jen Dalton
Build a Personal Brand as an Intentional Leader and Influence for Impact
Self-awareness is critical for everyone; leveraging your strengths and outsourcing the rest are critical to success. This interactive talk will take you through how to own your reality, your purpose, and how to shape how others perceive you through intentional content and communication.
The Intentional Leader talk will help you understand:
- How building an intentional personal branding relates to your success and why
- How you are unique and why people should want to work with you
- What questions to ask when figuring out how to blend your personal reputation and brand with the identity of the company you work at
- How to create a visibility plan that builds the best relationships to grow your impact with clarity and meaning
- Identify practical ways to manage your online reputation and presence for your brand, given you only have so much time in the day
Owning your reputation is about protecting it, building it, and becoming a Noisebreaker, not a Noisemaker. People want to work with and for someone who is authentic, clear, and shows up intentionally to create value for their people, clients, and community.
Jen Dalton (B'99, MBA '12) has 15 years’ experience in brand strategy. In 2012, she launched BrandMirror, becoming a certified master personal brand strategist. In 2016, Jen published The Intentional Entrepreneur, a bestselling book that shares her process for building your personal brand as an entrepreneur. She has spoken to and coached thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs about how to stand out. She is an international speaker, working with the Navy, GE, IBM, Capital One, 1776, and more.
September 22, 2016 Healy Family Student Center, Herman Room.
The Exit Interview: A Conversation with Ambassador Susan Rice
The Institute of Politics and Public Service in the McCourt School of Public Policy is hosting a series of exit interviews centered on the political and policy record of Barack Obama’s presidency. Join us for the first event in the series, a conversation on national security and foreign policy with Ambassador Susan Rice, and many others this fall that will feature several key women from the Obama administration
September 14, 2016 Gaston Hall.
Georgetown Women in Labor and Community Organizing
In partnership with the Georgetown Women’s Alliance, the Kalmanovitz Initiative hosted a discussion that addressed women’s leadership in labor and community organizing. The event aimed to encourage, inspire, and offer substantive ideas to women in the Georgetown community who are interested in social justice organizing and activism. By modeling women’s leadership as organizers, we hope to make the vocation of organizing accessible to tomorrow’s future women leaders across the United States. Read more.
September 7, 2016 Healy Family Student Center, Herman Room.
Join us for stress relief and social wellness! The happy hour immediately followed the workshop “Take Five: A Practical Approach to Self-Care at the Office."
June 21, 2016 Bulldog Tavern.
Women in Leadership: Power Shift Forum on Women in the World Economics
Offered by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security
May 4, 2016. The question for conversation was: This House believes nations should adopt quotas for women on corporate boards.
Presiding: Paulette Brown (partner and co-chair of the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP; president of the American Bar Association)
Propose: Joanna Maycock (Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby), Hilary Gosher (managing director at Insight Venture Partners), and Irene Natividad (Chair of Corporate Women Directors International)
Oppose: Mary Goudie (Labour member, House of Lords and Founding member, The 30% Club), and Kimberly Weisul (Editor-at-Large, INC magazine and Inc.com)
Preparing the Next Generation of Female Leaders
Offered by the Own It Summit
April 9, 2016. Speakers include Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator of NASA; Amani Alkhat, founding Editor-in-Chief of MuslimGirl.net; Miki Agrawal, Author of "Do Cool Sh*t", CEO and Co-founder of THINX, and Founder of the NYC farm-to-table pizza concept Wild; Norah O'Donnell, Co-anchor of CBS This Morning; and many more! Own It is bridging the gap between female leaders of the 21st century and the Millennials who admire them, by shaking up the women's leadership arena and producing accessible events for college-aged women.
Enhancing Accountability for Women, Peace and Security
Offered by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, The Global Gender Program of GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, The Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, and UN Women
April 5, 2016. Event with Dr. Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University; Dr. Aisling Swaine, Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Ms. Alison Davidian, Transitional Justice Policy Specialist, Peace and Security Team, UN Women. One of the key conclusions of the Security Council commissioned 2015 Global Study on Resolution 1325 was the need for improved synergies between international human rights mechanisms and the women, peace and security agenda. With the adoption of General Recommendation No. 30 (2013) on the rights of women in conflict-prevention, conflict and post-conflict peacebuilding, the CEDAW Committee has provided practical guidance and a normative framework to that end. The seminar discusses how the CEDAW and WPS frameworks can be used to strengthen and reinforce each other and advance overall accountability for implementation of both sets of instruments.
Global Security: The European Perspective
Ministerial Roundtable with Dr. Beate Merk
Offered by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, Georgetown Women in International Affairs, and the BMW Center for German and European Studies
April 4, 2016. Dr. Beate Merk is a German politician and member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). Dr. Merk assumed her current role as Bavarian Minister for European and International Affairs in October 2013. She has served in state and local governments, as a member of the CSU, in some capacity since 1984. She has worked as Justice Minister of Bavaria and in other high offices, but perhaps her most significant assignment remains her years as mayor of the city of Neu-Ulm. Working closely with her constituents, she became district councilor in the council of Neu-Ulm and district chairman of the Women's Union of Schwaben. She is involved in women’s issues within Bavarian political life, as Member of the executive of the Women's Union of the CSU party. The GIWPS Ministerial Series is made possible by the generosity of the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C.
Women Disrupting Business as Usual
Offered by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Diamonds Unleashed by Kara Ross
March 31, 2016. Event with Julie Katzman, EVP, COO, Inter-American Development Bank; Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder, BET, CEO/Founder, Salamander Hotels & Resorts; Shelly Porges, Co-Founder, Entrepreneurs for Hillary, Managing Director, Reservoir Q Global, LLC; Catherine Reynolds, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur; Jenny Abramson, Founder, Managing Partner, Rethink Impact. Moderated by Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Sustainable Peace: The Link Between Security and Development and the Role of Women in Peace Negotiations
Offered by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security and the Embassy of Sweden
March 31, 2016. A Conversation with H.E. Margot Wallström, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Director, Georgetown Institute for Woman, Peace & Security.
Inside the East Wing
A conversation about the modern Office of the First Lady and the evolving role of the ultimate partner-in-chief
Event co-sponsored by the Women's Center, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS), Georgetown Women's Alliance (GWA), Women in Public Policy Initiative (WPPI), Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA), and the Georgetown University Women's Leadership Initiative (GUWLI).
March 30, 2016. GU Politics welcomed three Chiefs of Staff in the Office of the First Lady. Event featured Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush and Executive in Residence, School of Public Affairs, American University; Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama; and Melanne Verveer, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton and Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security for a conversation on the Office of the First Lady. The conversation, moderated by author and ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, examined the role of a modern First Lady and her Chief of Staff, their relationship, and the challenges and opportunities of life in the East Wing. These women touched on the relationship between the East and West Wings; the balance of public persona and private life; and the impact of the modern media landscape like 24-hour cable news and social media. The panel also discussed the upcoming transition from political spouse to First Lady, in light of the 2016 Presidential election.
Going Beyond the Buzzwords of “Diversity & ‘Inclusion’ at Medical Schools: Are We Moving the Needle Enough?
Offered by GU Women in Medicine and the Georgetown University Medical Center
March 29, 2016. A Talk by Dr. Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer, AAMC. Dr. Marc A. Nivet, EdD, MBA is the Chief Diversity Officer at the AAMC. In his leadership role, Dr. Nivet provides strategic vision for all AAMC diversity and inclusion activities through his leadership of the Association's Diversity Policy and Programs department, which focuses on initiatives designed to increase diversity in medical education and advance health care equity. Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Nivet served as chief operating officer at the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the foundation, and as special assistant to the senior vice president of health at New York University. He will talk about emerging new trends in diversity and inclusion within academic medicine and how to build the capacity of U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals to move diversity from a peripheral initiative to a core strategy for improving education of medical students.
GWA Happy Hour
March 10, 2016. GWA held its first happy hour at Bulldog Tavern. It was a great opportunity to get to know members of the steering committee and the general membership, make connections, and discuss ways in which we could continue to foster an environment where women in our community could learn, grow and thrive.
Spinning with GWA
March 1, 2016. Join the Yates Field House first GWA private Spin class taught by Dean Sheila McMullan. Enjoy a 45 minute private workout with other members of the Georgetown Women's Alliance. No Yates membership necessary.
Georgetown's HeForShe Initiative Launch: A Conversation on UN Women's Global Priorities with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
February 23, 2016. To launch Georgetown’s HeForShe Initiative, Georgetown University is proud to host Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for a conversation on UN Women’s global priorities.
Casual Conversation - Society, Body Image and Self-Reflection
February 3, 2016. This conversation provided an opportunity for open dialogue in a non-judgmental space. We began by reviewing current societal pressures placed on gender, specifically what it means to be "female" in today's society. Self-reflection lead us to explore the ways in which these expectations influence feelings about ourselves, the way we interact with others, and even conform.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer on Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose
February 18, 2016. This event was presented by President John J. Degioia, the Georgetown Women’s Alliance and Own it to celebrate Ambassador Melanne Verveer’s new book, Fast Foward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. A discussion of the book took place at 5 p.m., a reception and book signing followed at 6 p.m. All guests received a copy of the book.
Sorry Not Sorry - Women & Workplace Communication
December 3, 2015. We discussed the following prompt: For today's woman, finding the right balance at work can be extremely difficult. Women consistently feel the need to prove their worth to both their colleagues & superiors. How can women effectively communicate without being labeled as abrasive, bossy, or even emotional? What must be done, so that women no longer see their jobs/careers as a tightrope challenge, but instead as a place where a sorry is no longer welcomed and their voice is always heard?
Conservative Feminism? Rewriting Gender Politics from the Right
December 1, 2015. Panel hosted by the McCourt School’s Institute for Politics and Public Service. Panelists included Congressman Marsha Blackburn; Mindy Finn, Founder and President of Empowered Women and Misschief Media; Amanda Carpenter, CNN Contributing Editor; and moderator S.E. Cupp, Columnist for the New York Daily News.
IDEAA Fall 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Series on "Multiple Minority Identities: Practical Applications in Everyday Life"
November 19, 2015. Conversation with special guest, Dr. Reginald Nettles. Dr. Nettles is a Clinical Psychologist who provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Dr. Nettles has presented on topics of Diversity and Identity, Multiple Minority Identities, Resilience, and Effects of “Change” Therapies with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals. Among Dr. Nettles’ areas of expertise are group psychotherapy, gender and gender orientation issues. Dr. Nettles’ book: “Multiple Minority Identities” seeks to address the complex problems of individuals who claim more than one minority identification. It addresses social identity, power and privilege, AIDS, multiculturalism as it relates to gender, as well as ethnicity.
Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute Launch and Reception
November 5, 2015. The Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative (GUWLI) is now an Institute! The change in name recognizes the stature it has gained and its staying power. Its mission remains to develop gender intelligent leaders by generating scientific insight to empower real world impact. Over the next year, the Institute will convene faculty researchers, company executives, policymakers, and students to continue developing our evidencebased, data-driven knowledge to inform programs and policies of corporations and Csuite executives as well as prescriptions for women and men just starting their careers.
Conversation with Ann Sarnoff, CEO of BBC Worldwide North America discussed the state of television and her leadership in the industry, and with Cathy Tinsley, Professor of the McDonough School of Business and Faculty Director of the GUWLI.
Sharing Strengths Series Workshop* on “Choosing Presence: The Most Important Executive Decision We Make Without Ever Thinking About It”
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November 5, 2015. Since the introduction of ubiquitous wireless devices that allow you to be contacted and contact others at any time, we have been faced with endless opportunities for communication. While the number of hours in the day has not changed, the number of messages that we have access to has increased exponentially. This session introduced the importance of communicators choosing presence strategically from four discrete options. We discussed the implications of choice in these different types of presence and its impact on listening.
A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett
November 3, 2015. Conversation with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ms. Jarrett has worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates behind efforts to champion equality and opportunity for all Americans.
Casual Conversations Series Launch on “Women and Comedy”
October 30, 2015. GWA launched a casual conversation series for our members to engage in interesting discussions about topics of the day. Each session will center around a particular theme. To kick off this series, we selected the first topic of “Women and Comedy.”
Georgetown Women’s Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
October 29, 2015. For a quarter century the GU Women's Center has been a place of active engagement, education and care for our students and University community. As we honor 25 years on the Hilltop we are also pleased to welcome the Biondi Copeland family back to Georgetown to recognize their contributions to the Women's Center and WAGE program.
“Manifesting a Dream” film conversation with Vivian Kleynhans and Adetoro Makinde (C’92)
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October 22, 2015. IDEAA, in collaboration with Backdoor Films, hosted an intimate evening of conversation, inspiration and learning with South African winemaker, Vivian Kleynhans & alumni filmmaker, Adetoro Makinde (C’92). The conversation was moderated by Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity.
She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing
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Jun 24, 2015. GWA co-sponsored a lunch and workshop with TIAA-CREF W2W – She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing. TIAA-CREF’s workshop leaders shared with the participants the simple secrets to saving more and finding ways to take on life’s challenges without damaging future financial well-being. The participants:
- Learned the core concepts that guide all investing, get motivated, build a plan and take action
- Found ways to take on life’s challenges without damaging future financial well-being
- Discovered more about themselves with the financial Personality Type Quiz
- Broke down what their real goals are and learn how to reach them via group activities
Forte MBA Women's Leadership Conference
June 19-20, 2015. Have you noticed how the energy changes when some women walk into a room? Their knowledge, grounding, and perspective inspire others and make things happen. Their leadership presence is so prevalent that not even the toughest situations knock them off-center. How can you build and ignite your own power base? "Let's Power Up!" enabled MBA women to explore the nature of power, presence, and workplace politics through thought-provoking speakers, customized sessions, and one-of-a-kind networking. More details available here.
Sharing Strengths Series Workshop* on "Negotiations"
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June 19, 2015. Led by Executive Director Professor Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute (GUWLI). This was a free skill building workshop for McDonough School of Business alumni and Georgetown Women’s Alliance members. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Georgetown Women’s Alliance and the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute (GUWLI) and was designed to develop and enhance negotiation skills to craft good deals in a session.
Lunch and Discussion on Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement
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June 15th, 2015. The Women's Center, the Georgetown Women’s Alliance and the Graduate Liberal Studies program co-hosted Dr. Kelly Sartorius, historian and interdisciplinary scholar, on her new book Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement: Emily Taylor's Activism. This book explores the life of Emily Taylor, Dean of Women at the University of Kansas, who belied the stereotype of an administrator bent on discipline by following in a line of feminist Midwestern deans and fostering feminism before the women's liberation movement. Talking about her new book, Dr. Sartorius focused on how Emily Taylor worked to move parietal rules in 1958 and incorporated contraceptive counseling, abortion alternatives, rape crisis counseling and sexual assault awareness to women during her time as the Dean of Women at University of Kansas. Dr. Kelly Sartorius’ work on deans of women was selected as the winner of the 2012 Ruth Strang Award by the Center for Women at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and has been featured on CSPAN3.
"Make Way for Women" Book Launch Reception with John Keyser
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June 11, 2015. Make Way for Women - Men and Women Leading Together Improve Culture and Profits written by John Keyser (C'59, S'09), with Adrienne Hand, is the first book in which a male senior executive speaks directly to other men in C-suites about the business imperative of sharing leadership with women, and shows how to get it done. Business veteran and leadership expert John Keyser profiles 45 respected male and female business leaders in his book, who verify the financial and cultural gains that women are bringing to U.S. companies. The research, case studies and anecdotes in this book clearly show how capturing the combined strengths of women in executive leadership inspires culture, retains talent, and drives profit. The event included remarks with the authors and a networking reception for alumni who wish to see a change in the workplace! Let's raise awareness around this important subject.
South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration
April 28, 2015. The GWA and the History Department co-hosted Dr. Marcia Chatelain, an alumna of the University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A.) and Brown University (A.M., PhD.) and Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University, for a talk about her new book "South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration," (Duke University Press, 2015). In South Side Girls Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago's Great Migration through the lens of black girls. Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago's black population quintupled, Chatelain describes how Chicago's black social scientists, urban reformers, journalists and activists formulated a vulnerable image of urban black girlhood that needed protecting. Referencing girls' letters and interviews, this book explores their powerful stories of hope, anticipation and disappointment to highlight their feelings and thoughts. In this book Marcia Chatelain helps restore the experiences of an understudied population to the Great Migration's complex narrative. The event was attended by more than 75 guests and was followed by Q&A and a reception.
* This workshop series will draw upon the breadth and range of interests and experience of the GWA membership. The sessions will reinforce and extend the competence and strength of GWA members, whatever their roles in the workplace.
** The Georgetown Women’s Alliance is launching a casual conversation series for our members to engage in interesting discussions about topics of the day. Each session will be centered around a particular theme.