Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:00am
Check-In & Breakfast
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Mary Giuliani (C'97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party 

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum.

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Welcome by Georgetown University Alumni Association Executive Director

Julia Farr (C'88, Parent '19, '21)

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:15am
Remarks by U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan (F'95)

Lori Trahan (F'95)

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:30am

Nicolina O'Rorke (B'00), Professor Hillary Sale, Juliette Pryor (L'91, MS'91), Fatima Goss Graves

Despite all of the research that indicates having women in the C-suite makes businesses more profitable, women represent only 4% of CEOs globally and 11% of CFO roles. Hear from our panel of experienced women leaders on how they shattered the glass ceilings in their individual corporations, and their suggestions for how to set more women up for success.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Allison Gilbert (C'92), Passed and Present 

Alycia "Lee" Kelly (C'02), A Criminal Magic

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Professor Leslie Crutchfield

Movements matter—today as much as ever. Yet some changes will take hold, while others won’t. Why do some social movements soar while others stagnate? How did U.S. society get to a place in the 21st century where we celebrate LGBT weddings, ban smoking in most places, and also openly carry pistols and freely stockpiles assault weapons? The answers are not what you might think. Join this session to learn how the findings in How Change Happens can amplify women's movements today.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Carrie Rich (MS'09), Luisa Santos (C'14), Laura Morgan Roberts

Feelings of fear, failure, and vulnerability often limit us from reaching our fullest potential. In TED Talk style, Hoya alumnae will share personal stories of how their perspective on these topics have propelled them forward to achieve great things.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Nadja Ruzica (MPP'05), Nejla Liias (MPP'07), Toddchelle Young (C'12), Carla Williams, PhD

The healthcare system is complex and access to it is made up of an combination of individual, provider, health system, societal and environmental factors. This session will be an interactive discussion on what the health disparities are, why they matter, and what work is being done to move our global society towards health equity.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Chelsea Fuller, Ianthe Metzger (C'12), Antonieta Rico (MSFS'17), Professor Lisa Singh

The #MeToo movement has been a powerful voice in bringing dialogue about gender, harassment and power to the forefront. However, the narratives and experiences shared by women of color, women of different backgrounds and within different industries aren't lifted up as frequently - which serves as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to foster an inclusive, authentic and respectful society. This session will explore how the intersections of race, gender and class manifest in the workplace, as well as in our communities, and how we can respond meaningfully across these intersections. This session is being brought to you by the Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Maya Raghu (L'98), Betty Fleurimond, Elizabeth Scallon (MBAE'13), Christina Cary (C'05)

Given rapidly evolving technology, the rise of artificial intelligence, changing generational demographics, and influences like the gig economy and augmentation, what will the future of work look like? These forces, combined with a rising focus on mindfulness, purpose, and engagement make this an ideal time to be leveraging talent differently and designing new ways of thinking about how we work. Join us for a discussion about how women may be poised particularly well for this shift and what we can all do to maximize future opportunities for ourselves and those we lead. This session is being brought to you by the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Professor Leslie Crutchfield, How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don't

Soraya Chemaly (C'88), Rage Becomes Her

Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I'66, MS'69, Parent '94), Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I'66, MS'69, Parent '94), Uzra Zeya (F'89), Dr. Reem Al-Ansari (L'15), Rachel Milner Gillers

Women play a key role in advocating for and maintaining peace around the world. The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security says that women are largely excluded from conflict related negotiations, despite evidence that they are critical to achieving sustainable peace. Join us for lunch and a conversation about the role women play in peace negotiations and the importance of their expanded presence in the field.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Soraya Chemaly (C'88), Rage Becomes Her

Lori Mihalich-Levin (L'05), Back to Work After Baby

Christina Van Houten (C'89), Men@Work and Fashion@Work

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
No Cost
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I'66, MS'69, Parent '94), Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Emily Hull (S'13), Fionna Douglas, Suzanne Thomas

"What if there were a system that could enable us to have more insight into ourselves and others? What if it could help us see our filters and biases more clearly and take them into proper account? What if this system could show us our interpersonal strengths and weaknesses? What if this system did not depend on our birth date or birth order but rather on our personality patterns and our willingness to honestly explore ourselves? What if this system showed us not only our core issues but also identified effective ways of coping with them? What if this system also directed us towards the depths of our soul, our truest self? Such a system exists and it is called the Enneagram.

Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. In this workshop, you will explore the Enneagram, a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation and also develop a strong understanding of your distinct personality type including strategies to tapping into your truest self.

Please note: each participant will be asked to take the Enneagram assessment (which takes approximately 30-45 minutes) prior to the workshop. The $10 fee covers the assessment fee and a code and instructions will be provided to you via email."

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Gloria Blackwell (F'85)

"The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to close the gender pay gap by 2030! Join the 10 million women across the U.S. being trained in salary negotiation. While the pay gap results from many factors---including discrimination--gender differences in salary negotiation play a role. Men are four times more likely to negotiate their starting salary, and negotiations on average result in higher pay. Learning to confidently negotiate your salary will help ensure you earn the pay and benefits your deserve. In this workshop particpants will gain confidence in their negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

- How to identify and articulate their personal value

- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies

- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences on their career"

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Dianne Chipps Bailey (L'95), Diana de Castro (C'88), Ingrid Chou (MBA'17),  Jennifer Collins, Rehana Nathoo

Join our experts as they discuss the "why" and the "how" of impact investing, as well as trends they're seeing, how to measure impact and evaluate investment performance. They will also explore how impact investing has brought a gender lens into the investing and entrepreneurship field.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Jessica Grounds (EML'12)

The ability for you to tell your story is key to your career success. Studies have shown that communicating authenticity is particulalry critical for women, and telling your story is a great way to show authenticity. Jessica N. Grounds of Mine The Gap will share why telling your story matters and help you to craft your story. Don't miss this exciting and hands-on interactive workshop.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Sara O'Rourke, Rachel Thomas (C'93)

Join Rachel Schall Thomas (B'93), Co-founder and President at Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation and a representative from McKinsey & Company to discuss the results of the 2018 Women in the Workplace report.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Katherine Marshall, Mary Novak, Sara Singha (PHD'15)

How might we learn from each other to improve the state of women in religion? This panel features leaders from Catholic, Jewish and Hindu faiths who will share their spiritual journeys and explore the intersection between spirituality and social justice from the female perspective.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Mary Giuliani (C'97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Djenaba Parker (B'02), Dolores Dibella (C'03), Nicolina O'Rorke (B'00), Susan Goodenow (S'03), Terri Carmichael Jackson (C'89, L'92)

Our alumnae panelists, with high ranking positions in the NFL, NBA, MLS, WNBPA, and NBC Sports Group will discuss their experiences in the fast-paced sports industry from a variety of perspectives ranging from media, to the front office, to players' rights. They will provide tips for uplifting women in the workplace and share stories of obstacles they have overcome in their field. This session extends beyond sports and applies to the challenges women face working in male-dominated industries.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Gretchen Hansen (F'90), Monica Ferguson (B'00), Deloris Wilson (L'16), Cindy Groves

Women entrepreneurs face significant challenges gaining access to capital, unconscious bias in pitch presentations, and access to resources to grow their business. In 2017 only 2% of the $85 billion raised in VC backing went to female-founded startups based in the U.S., according to data from research firm Pitch Book.

Join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance as we host the first ever Georgetown alumnae pitch competition, providing a platform where alumnae-led startups pitch their businesses, “Shark Tank-style”, to a live audience and a panel of alumnae judges. Quick-fire Q&A from alumnae judges in the entrepreneurial and venture capital spaces will follow each pitch.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Elizabeth Alexander (L'08), Jessica Grounds (EML'12), Rosemary Kilkenny (L'87, Parent '06)

Jessica N. Grounds, Co-Founder of Mine The Gap, has worked for decades to grow the number of women who self-define as leaders. She has teamed up with Elizabeth Alexander of FTI Consulting  to support women leaders in politics and business. Join them to hear about their cutting-edge work and their latest research on gender dynamics in the workplace. Session to be moderated by Rosemary Kilkenny.

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No Cost
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

"The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is working to close the gender pay gap by 2030! Join the 10 million women across the U.S. being trained in salary negotiation. While the pay gap results from many factors---including discrimination--gender differences in salary negotiation play a role. Men are four times more likely to negotiate their starting salary, and negotiations on average result in higher pay. Learning to confidently negotiate your salary will help ensure you earn the pay and benefits your deserve. In this workshop particpants will gain confidence in their negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

- How to identify and articulate their personal value

- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies

- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences on their career"

TBD
Sold Out
No Cost
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

N Flux Krav Maga

Learn tips and strategies to physically defend yourself if the situation required!

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Amy Adrion (C'96), Ilan Arboleda (F'97), Alana Blaylock (C'11), Regina K. Scully (I'85), Soraya Chemaly (C'88)

Join Regina Scully (I'85), Founder & CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, Emmy-award winning producer, and Executive Producer of This Changes Everything, Amy Adrion (C'96), award-winning Director of Half the Picture, lan Arboleda (F'97), award winning Producer of  This Changes Everything, and Alana Blaylock (C'11), Emmy award-winning producer whose credits include National Geographic, HBO, MTV and more, for a conversation about the role of documentary film in promotingsocial justice through visual storytelling. The conversation will be moderated by Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her, and member of the Women's Media Center Board of Directors.  

 

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at Baby Wale, after Day 1 of Women's Forum to network with alumnae from all nine schools! Drinks and appetizers will be available.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00am
Breakfast
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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Mary Giuliani (C'97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
No Cost
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Jean Case, Monica Medina (C'83)

When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found they all possessed five surprising traits. The traits weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a “big bet”, take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear. Throughout Be Fearless, Jean vividly illustrates these principles through storytelling - highlighting how to put these five fearless principles to work so that you, too, spark remarkable breakthroughs that can change the world.

Join Jean Case, philanthropist, investor, and technology pioneer, as she shares an inspirational message, to kick off Day 2 of the Georgetown University Women's Forum. 

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

Christina Van Houten (C'89), Men@Work and Fashion@Work

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Professor Evelyn Williams

In many of today's very flat, non-hierarchical companies, where there are no longer clear lines of authority, it can become difficult to navigate challenging situations in which you must persuade others to your line of thinking. So how do we position and frame our perspectives in ways that are more likely to influence and motivate others to share our perspective? How do we win ourselves a hearing by making sure that we demonstrate our understanding of the other person's world view? In this interactive session, we discuss tangible ways to improve your influence abilities. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of their own default influence styles and specific tools for making better strategic choices when faced with challenging influence situations. Come prepared to be self-reflective and focused on behavior-change for this thought-provoking session!

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Alexandra Reeve Givens, Subha Madhavan, Alyssa Harvey Dawson (L'96), Ghita Harris-Newton (L'99), Terrell McSweeny (L'04)

This session will examine the complex legal, ethical, and social questions raised by advances in artificial intelligence. The panelists will consider AI’s potential to drive innovation and help address social problems, while highlighting areas of concern that require increased leadership as this new technology evolves.

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Kristin Haffert (EML'11) and Marc Morial (L'83)

In the wake of movements like #MeToo and the UN’s 'He for She’ initiative, many people ask, how do we get men to care more about women's equality and leadership? This dynamic workshop will act as a strategy session for the Georgetown community to explore: How do we get men to care? What are their hesitations? How can we work together to empower gender catalysts in their work for gender equity? What strategies have moved the needle, and which strategies haven't worked so well? In small groups led by pairs of male and female gender catalysts, you'll discuss strategies and ideas around actively advocating for women and supporting them in their everyday work. This workshop, featuring Mine The Gap, will aim to develop a roadmap to harness the power of gender catalysts standing up for women's progress.

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Randa Fahmy (L'90), Leslie Thornton (L'83, L'16), Carolyn Trabuco (C'91), Reena Aggarwal

Join a group of experienced board members as they discuss strategies on how to become an outstanding board candidate, ways to thoughtfully approach the board selection process and the most effective ways to contribute to your board. This session will address both corporate and non-profit board service.

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Michele Johnson (L'98) and Professor Hillary Sale

As women we excel at advocating passionately and effectively for our clients, teams, friends, and families but often set up our own barriers to advocating impactfully for ourselves. This interactive workshop will focus on developing self-advocacy skills that can advance our careers, our teams, and our networks.

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Mary Giuliani (C'97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

Christina Van Houten (C'89), Men@Work and Fashion@Work

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
No Cost
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Mary Giuliani (C'97), Tiny Hot Dogs and The Cocktail Party

Chudney Ross (C'97), Lone Bean

Christina Van Houten (C'89), Men@Work and Fashion@Work

New to the Women’s Forum this year, the Book Nook features more than 100 titles by alumnae and female faculty authors. Stop the book nook in the registration area to check out the variety of books, pick up a limited edition Women’s Forum bookmark, and to purchase and have your book signed by alumnae and faculty authors doing signings over the course of the forum. 

Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance’s Hoyas in Letters.

Book Nook
No Cost