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She Sails 2023

Two student speakers at She Sails
Students interact with two therapy dogs at She Sails
A group of alumnae connect at She Sails
Two panelists at She Sails
Wide view of main gym at She Sails
Panelists at She Sails
Students post their messages on a wall at She Sails
Two students meet an alumna at She Sails
Parents and students enjoy a panel discussion at She Sails

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.


Check out some highlights from She Sails 2023

Panel Descriptions and Schedule

General Schedule

Friday, April 28

1:30 p.m.
Wannamaker Speaker Atia Abawi, award-winning foreign correspondent and author

Saturday, April 29

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Former Faculty Breakfast 
Dining Hall

8:30-9 a.m.
The Shipley Center for Athletics, Health and Wellness

9-10 a.m. 
Welcome and Keynote Speaker Margaret Boles Fitzgerald '73, P04
The Shipley Center gym
Watch the livestream!

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Elective Session One
Various locations

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Elective Session Two
Various locations

12:45-1:30 p.m. 
Lunch and Closing Remarks
The Shipley Center gym 

1:30-3 p.m.


Candy Bar/Buffet 
Community Service Project 
Photo Booth 
The Shipley Center gym 
Hosted Gathering for People of Color (2 p.m. start)
Conference Room A, Erisman Student Center

Hosted Gathering for LGBTQA (2 p.m. start)
Conference Room B, Erisman Student Center   

Fun with Afro Beats!
Dance Studio 

Coffee and Chocolate 
Fencing Studio

Dragon’s Den Merchandise
Student Hub, Shipley Center

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Upper School Classroom Building Project site open for self-guided tours

Panelist and Speaker Bios

Alumnae, parents, students and friends will lead sessions and workshops at She Sails 2023. 

read the bios

Reunion 2023

Alumnae in classes that end in 3 or 8 — this is also your Reunion weekend!

learn more and register

She Sails Book Drive for Rosie’s Place: April 6 - 29

Now through April 29, Dana Hall is conducting a book drive to benefit Rosie's Place. As part of the mission She Sails, the School selects a charitable organization to support and raise awareness. For She Sails 2023, the Dana Hall community will support Rosie’s Place, a Boston community center and shelter providing wide-ranging support, education and outreach services to 12,000 women struggling with homelessness and poverty annually. On their website, you can learn more about Rosie’s Place, their mission, and the many services and programs provided to their guests. 
Rosie’s Place has a large lending library in their dining room, and women and their children have always enjoyed reading a book during lunch or dinner or while waiting to receive the many services Rosie’s provides. They may also take books with them.
COVID-19 pandemic depleted their stock of books. If you are doing a bit of spring cleaning, please consider donating any gently used children’s or adult books to Rosie’s Place. Donations can be dropped off in Beveridge Hall between now and She Sails. Donations will also be accepted on the day of the event, April 29 as well.
While at She Sails, stop by the Rosie’s Place table. A representative from Rosie’s Place will be there to answer any questions. We will also assemble toiletry bags and make paper flower arrangements to decorate their dining room. 
Please contact Alumnae Council President Lee Frechette '81, P16, 22, with questions.

contact Lee