Girls learning, leading, succeeding

She Sails

Be Bold. Dream Big. Sail Far.

She Sails creates connections among all Dana Hall women and provides a forum to learn from each other, share our stories, and encourage one another to be bold and dream big.

She Sails 2019 was April 27

Highlights from She Sails 2019


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  • Saturday, April 27

    7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast, Former Faculty Breakfast
    (Dining Hall)

    8:30 a.m.
    (Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness)

    9 -10 a.m.
    Katherine Bradley, Head of School
    Zoe Timms 93, Founder & Executive Director, Women's Education Project

    10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Session #1
    ABCs of eCommerce
    At Your Service: Dogs Changing Lives for the Better
    By the Numbers: Finance 101
    Cultivating Calmness, Clarity, and Connection: A Path to Living Life Authentically
    Designing a Career in Architecture
    Dream Big! Transitions and Next Steps: Say Yes to New Beginnings
    Horses Healing Humans
    Inside the Life of a Writer
    It’s Your Mess, But Not Your Fault
    Joy of Cooking
    Kick Some Glass: Empowering Entrepreneurship for Women
    Lights! Camera! Create!
    Making a Difference: Careers in Mental Health
    She Sails Away: Living & Working Abroad
    The Impact of Science and Medicine in Health

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Session #2
    ABCs of eCommerce 
    At Your Service: Dogs Changing Lives for the Better
    Beyond the Ballot: A Civic Engagement Playbook
    Designing a Career in Architecture
    Dream Big! Transitions and Next Steps: Say Yes to New Beginnings
    Horses Healing Humans: Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
    Inside the Life of a Writer
    It IS Easy Being Green: Careers in Environment Science
    Kick Some Glass: Empowering Entrepreneurship for Women
    Lights! Camera! Create!
    Living & Working Abroad
    Making a Difference: Careers in Mental Health
    Nine Steps to a Healthier You: Strategies for Lasting Change
    She Sails Away: Living & Working Abroad
    The Impact of Science and Medicine in Health
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
    Lunch and Reunion Awards

    1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
    Chart Your Own Course

    Session #3 (1:45 - 2:45 p.m.)
    Beyond the Ballot: A Civic Engagement Playbook
    By the Numbers: Finance 101
    It IS Easy Being Green: Careers in Environmental Science
    It's Your Mess, But Not Your Fault
    Joy of Cooking

    Book Signings
    Community Service Project
    Hosted Gathering for Women of Color (beginning at 2 p.m.)
    Hosted Gathering for LGBTQA (beginning at 2:30 p.m.)
    Networking and Round Table Discussions (2 – 3:30 p.m.)
    Sustainability Project


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  • Speaker Profiles

    For a complete list of speaker profiles, click here.
  • Panel Information

    For details on She Sails 2019 panels, click here.
  • Accommodations

    Hotel Indigo Newton

    399 Grove Street
    Newton, MA
    (617) 969-5300

    4 miles away

    Marriott Newton

    2345 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466
    (617) 969-1000
    5.1 miles away

    Hampton Inn Natick

    319 Speen Street
    Natick, MA
    (508) 653-5000
    5.5 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Natick

    1360 Worcester Street (Route 9)
    Natick, MA
    (800) 972-3381
    5.7 miles away

    Sheraton Hotel Needham

    100 Cabot Street
    Needham, MA
    (781) 444-1110
    6.1 miles away 

    The Sherborn Inn

    33 North Main Street
    Sherborn, MA
    (508) 655-9521
    6 miles away 

    Embassy Suites Waltham

    550 Winter Street
    Waltham, MA

    (781) 890-6767
    8.6 miles away

    Westin Hotel Waltham

    70 Third Avenue
    Waltham, MA
    (781) 290-5600
    9.3 miles away

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Newton

    320 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  02458

    (617) 969-3010
    9.6 miles away 

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    400 Staples Drive
    Framingham, MA
    (508) 370-0001
    11.2 miles away

    Copley Square Hotel Boston

    47 Huntington Avenue (at Exeter Street)
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-9000
    15.2 miles away

    The Lenox Hotel Boston

    61 Exeter Street
    Boston, MA
    (617) 536-5300
    15.2 miles away 

    The Westin Copley Place Boston

    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 262-9600
    15.2 mile

    Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Boston

    50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street)
    Boston, MA
    (800) 225-2008
    15.6 miles away
  • Getting to Campus


    Commuter Rail:

    From the airport, you can take the MBTA Silver Line to South Station, and then take the Purple Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line to the Wellesley Square MBTA stop. Dana Hall's campus is just five-minute walk from Wellesley Square MBTA Station, a stop on the Framingham/Worcester Line of the Commuter Rail. 


    If you are traveling by subway (also called the "T") the nearest stop to Dana is Woodland, which is on the D train of the Green Line. Take a taxi from Woodland Station to Dana. 

    Logan Express Bus:

    The Logan Express coach service to Framingham is a nonstop bus service from the airport. Be sure to take the "Framingham" bus. After arriving at the Framingham stop, you can take a taxi to Dana Hall campus and/or a hotel.


    The travel time by taxi directly from the airport can be as short as 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis are available at the airport, but below are some recommended taxi services.
  • FAQs

    What is the cost to attend She Sails?
    There is no registration fee for She Sails, but it is important that you let us know you are coming, so we can plan workshops, panel discussions and meals. If you are inclined, you can help underwrite the cost of the event by becoming a She Sails Sponsor. Please note that alumnae attending Reunion events during the weekend must also register for Reunion.
    I’m planning to fly into town for She Sails. What arrangements should I make?
    Boston’s Logan Airport is very accessible to Dana Hall. It’s about a 30-minute drive via the Mass. Pike. You also can take Logan Express to Framingham. From there, Dana Hall is a short cab ride away. JFK Taxi in Natick (508-653-4500) can provide service.
    Where should I stay?
    She Sails speakers, panelists, and attendees can book rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Natick Hotel, 342 Speen Street, Natick (+1 (508) 655-6100). The special rate for Friday and Saturday nights is $139.00 per room per night but you need to book by March 26. Be sure to mention “Dana Hall Reunion” when making your reservation to get the special rate. The price is per room, not per person. There is a free hotel shuttle service from the Framingham Logan Express to/from the hotel, and Dana Hall will be providing a free shuttle service from the hotel to/from campus. For more information, contact Director of Special Events Kathy Luby at (781) 489-1362. There also are several other local hotels in the area, see Accommodations below.
    What is the day like? Can I come for just part of the day?
    The schedule for the day is outlined above. Yes, you can come for part of the day, but you won't want to miss a thing!
    Is this a job fair?
    Not at all. She Sails is a day to highlight women’s achievements and leadership in many ways but to also give the students a window to the world beyond our campus, to stir curiosity and to celebrate our community. It is a chance to connect with Dana alumnae, current Dana students, and other members of the Dana community.
    Where should I park?
    There is free parking on campus. Dana Hall Campus Safety staff will be on hand to direct drivers to appropriate parking spaces; kindly follow their instructions and do not park in illegal spots or fire lanes.
    Where do I check in?
    Registration, along with the bulk of the She Sails activities, will be set up in the Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness. If you have not been to campus in a while, take a look at the updated campus map.
    Can I bring my children? Will my Middle Schooler be too young?
    The content of the She Sails conference is appropriate for middle school and high school age children, 10 and older. All children younger than 10 should be accompanied by an adult. There will be no childcare provided on site.
    Are men invited?
    She Sails is officially “for women, by women,” but interested men are welcome to attend.
    What steps are you taking to make this event more sustainable?
    Dana Hall's Green Team is partnering with Bootstrap Compost to compost waste from She Sails. In addition, tables will be covered with linen tablecloths (instead of plastic or paper) and we will use compostable cups, plates, napkins, and utensils, instead of plastic. Most plants will be reused and replanted.
    I can’t make it on April 27. Is there a way for me to get involved?
    You can support the She Sails program as an event sponsor. You also can follow the day-of happenings on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #shesails19. Portions of the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live, so make sure you're a fan of the official Dana Hall School page.

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  • Afternoon Activities

    1:45-3:30 P.M.

    Chart Your Own Course

    Elective Session Three (1:45 – 2:45 p.m.)

    Shipley Gym

    • Candy Bar/Buffet
    • Community Service Projects: Support the She Sails "Care Kits" Drive, in partnership with Dignity Matters, a non-profit organization that collects and supplies feminine hygiene products and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or otherwise in need. 
    • Selfie Photobooth
    • Sustainability Project

    Dance Studios

    • All Welcome!
    • Hosted Gathering for Women of Color
    • Hosted Gathering for LGBTQA 

    Fencing Studio 

    • Coffee and Sweets
    • Networking Activities
    • Panelists from Life Coaching available for round table/individual discussions

    Registration Tables In Hallway

    • Book Signings
    • New Family Welcome 

    Shipley Hallway

    • Merchandise Sales

    Student Hub (all day)

    • Alumnae Lounge


Be Part of the Conversation

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Interested in getting involved with She Sails 2021?

Director of Events & Parent Programs 

(781) 489-1362

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  • Saliba Courtyard

    Favorite Place
  • Senior-Sophomore

    Favorite Tradition
  • South Africa Trip

    Favorite Memory

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  • Vietta

    "Dana offers many great opportunities including a trip to South Africa every other year. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be visiting South Africa, let alone with some of my closest friends. The trip enabled us to interact with real South Africans as they experienced their real lives, an opportunity I could never have had as a tourist."