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Where The Path Might Lead

on Wed, 2016-11-23 22:49

On the grounds here at Bailey Farms last weekend, nine women walked many different paths and joined the 79 women who came before them on a Principle Quest retreat. 

No matter our age, all of us seek a clear path, a deep commitment and the support of a loving community.

Thanksgiving reminds us as well of what's important – healing and giving thanks, just as in 1863 when President Lincoln, at the persistent urging of Sarah Hale, signed the proclamation to

make Thanksgiving a hational holiday.

May you enjoy a blessed and fun Thanksgiving!

World of Money 11th Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony

on Fri, 2016-10-28 14:46

What an inspiring evening, and thank you, World of Money, Sabrina Lamb and Monique Carswell (pictured here with me) for such a fun evening showing us the truly amazing outcomes when we teach financial literacy!

About Time to Deal with Unconscious Bias?

on Wed, 2016-09-14 07:21

Congratulations to Leniece Flowers Brissett, author of this piece, who so clearly describes a problem we need solved now.

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/31/12694276/unconscious-bias-hiring

 

 

Hunter Celebrates Early Suffrage Movement

on Sun, 2016-01-17 20:24

Last week I joined many other Hunter alumna (including one from the class of '46!) to marvel at the ingenuity, passion and commitment of the early leaders in the suffrage movement. Inspiring and fun! President Jennifer Raab, Congreswoman Carolyn Maloney and other prominent New Yorkers, told fascinating stories and reminded us of how hard this path toward equality can be!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/30/arts/design/revisiting-the-fervor-of-the-womens-suffrage-movement.html
 

Is Courage What's Needed Or Men's Willingness to Change?

on Sun, 2014-04-06 14:19

Read about the challenges women face in the world of tech:

Question: Should a woman get out in protest or become the boss and change this toxic culture from within?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/technology/technologys-man-problem.html?ref=business&_r=0

 

Double Standards Revealed in One Minute

on Wed, 2013-12-11 23:01

Amazing that a video can show exactly what the problems are in just one minute! How might we resolve these issues? What can each of us do today to change this?

The Power of Vulnerability

on Wed, 2013-03-06 13:08

This may not be news from today's media, yet the question of what gives meaning to our lives is newsworthy, right?  According to Dr. Brene Brown, what gives meaning to life is connection. All too often what prevents connection is the "I'm not good enough." This TED talk is powerful and was certainly life changing for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

Acceptance of Westover Award April 24, 2010

on Sat, 2012-07-28 18:30

 

Pictured here: Granddaughter at Westover April 2010

Excerpts from speech in April 2010 at the Westover School, an all girls school in Middlebury, CT where Charlotte Beyer graduated in 1965.

It began in chapel in 1963. We recited first Corinthians “When I became a man, I put away childish things.” My 'new girl' brain was thinking ‘Whhaat?! When I become a man!?!?’

But I was a scaredy cat at Westover. I was not a head of school and spent most of my time trying to be liked, and if possible, play a woman, not a man(!) in one of the Dramatic Club productions.