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2017 She Sails

Panel Information

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  • Biomedical Engineering: She Redefines Medical Experiences

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The intersection of science and technology defines the diverse and booming field of biomedical engineering. In a STEM field dominated by men, learn more from young alumnae working at the front lines on how to combine your passions and innovate the medical industry.
    Claudine Humare ’13, senior at Wheaton College
    Aparna Sud ’09, senior consultant, product innovation and development, at CVS Health
    Vanessa Zoghbi-Harb ’12, senior at Boston University
    Anita Lavakumar, panel moderator and Upper School math teacher
  • Creating Value Through Marketing and Communications

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The panelists who work in this diverse and exciting industry will explore how to remain authentic and do good for customers, clients, partners and society in the fast-paced, 21st century world.
    Susan Clatworthy ’69, senior vice president of the Retail Division at CHANEL
    Celena Evans ’92, director of Marketing for Cox Automotive Media Solutions Group
    Anne Zeiser ’77, founder of Azure Media
    Barbara Hall Gordon P20, panel moderator and director, Brand Marketing, at Trip Advisor
  • Fashion, Design and Entrepreneurship

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Turn your design skills into a successful business. Hear from high-end shoe and handbag designers/entrepreneurs and a specialist in scenic design and prop styling.
    Sarah Flint ’07, creative director of The Sarah Flint Collection
    Jill Crowley Fraser ’78, founder of Jill Milan
    Caroline Shirley Woodward ’87, photo stylist
    Sally Marrer P17, panel moderator and retail consultant
  • Global Careers

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Many Dana Hall alumnae work or will work for a global employer. And that number is growing. At this session you will learn what skills are needed to help you succeed in today and tomorrow’s international markets. Because it's a small world, after all.
    Saadiah Ali ’90, senior director for International Healthcare consulting
    Alejandra Baez ’12, graduate student of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
    Annah Nelson-Feeney ’08, technology consultant at Accenture
    Archana Poddar ’96, diplomat at the U.S. Department of State
    Alexandra Siemon, panel moderator and Upper School Social Studies teacher
  • Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers Changing Lives

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Since 1979, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. has been helping adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments throughout the U.S. live more independent and engaged lives. Helping Hands does this by providing disabled adults, free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained service monkey to help with their daily tasks. Meet some monkey helpers and their recipients virtually through engaging videos.
    Erica Noyes, Senior Development and Communication Associate, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
    Alison Payne, Director of Training at Helping Hands Monkey Helpers
  • Horses Healing Humans

    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Join members of BINA Farm and Dana Hall students for an informative and interactive session on equine assisted activities and therapies. BINA Farm Center brings together individuals with and without special needs by offering a variety of inclusive enrichment program that help them to both thrive personally and make their best contribution towards the communities in which they live. In addition to a discussion, you’ll see horse therapy in action at the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center.
    Jenna Kaplan, Associate Director and Therapeutic Riding Instructor, BINA Farm Center
    Teresa (Terry) Snow, Co-Founder of the BINA Farm Center
    Caroline Johnston '19, student volunteer
    Sophia Miettinen-Garrett '19, student volunteer
  • Irish Dance, Yesterday and Today

    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Irish step dancing can trace its roots back to the 16th century and has emerged from a traditional cultural dance form into the world-renowned phenomenon of the Riverdance Show. Come learn the history, hear the music, see the dancing and learn a step or two!
    Deirdre Sullivan Stewart P20, 23, director of the Sullivan-Stewart Studio
    Fiona Stewart ’20
    Annie Stewart ’23
  • Litigation and Advocacy: Careers in Law

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    You'll hear from women working in different areas of law about their experience and their passion for justice and human rights.
    Cathy Kenney ’97, attorney with the Office of General Counsel for the Southwest Florida Water Management District
    Beth Yaghooti Collis ’82, founding partner of Collis Law Group
    Michelle Kohanloo ’98, attorney at The Law Offices of Jessica Clarke (panel moderator)
    Wyley Proctor ’98, partner with the firm of McCarter & English
  • Say Yes! Open Yourself to New Possibilities

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Hear the stories of four women who have found new interests and talents as they followed their passions to make their lives a rewarding adventure, as we all can. They will share words of hope, change and encouragement for all ages.
    Joan Holcombe '67, life explorer and enthusiastic learner
    Pamela Lasher Hull ’59, interior designer, painter and author
    Betsy Kamborian ’58, lawyer and nonprofit fundraiser
    Jennifer Mathews ’82, P18, Interim Head of School at Coastal Studies for Girls
  • She Started It

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    “Overcoming Fear," "Choosing Your Co-Founder," "Turning a Hobby into a Full-time Business," "Mixing Profit with Mission," or "One Day I Want to Work for Ferrari!" - any one of these could be the title of this exciting and diverse session on women and entrepreneurship. You'll hear from a serial company creator, a college professor and two young visionaries - all with compelling stories about how "She Started It.”
    Stacey Arbetter ’81, serial entrepreneur
    Margaret Efthim ’12, production assistant
    Sydney Izen ’12, founder of Unemployed Denim
    Tina Notosoehardjo Weber ’92, lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Business Planning, at Tufts University
    Rob Mather P24, panel moderator and assistant head of Dana Hall School
  • The Importance of First Responders

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Everyday, emergency medical technicians, state police command centers and members of the National Guard are exposed to emergency situations and must be prepared to respond. Come hear from three women who have been trained to be emergency responders and see if this is a career for you!
    Cat Blakelock ’10, member of the National Guard and Dana Hall Upper School Math teacher
    Sarah O’Leary ’89, Intelligence Analyst, Massachusetts State Police
    Adrianne Wurzl ’10, EMT, Cataldo Ambulance Service
  • What’s Happening with Our Water

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    From oceans to clean freshwater reserves, come hear our expert panel discuss the impact of environmental changes on ocean levels, fresh water cleanliness, food source sustainability and society.
    Patrick Ahn, Dana Hall Science Teacher
    Allie Balter ’10, Masters student at University of Maine at Orono
    Audrey Lamb ’07, Biological Project Manager, Taylor Shellfish Farms
    Ned Morgan, Founder and Executive Director of Water Compass
  • Whether Young or Old: Finding and Funding a Passion

    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    This session addresses two important life issues: Seeking healthy and joyful ways to release your pressure valve, and learning valuable tips for painlessly saving and accumulating money so that you can work less and play more. Nancy Rich will talk about her former hobby as a photographer and her current career taking and selling photographs. Jonathan Pond will talk about how to save and invest automatically so that you never really have to part with your money in hand.
    Jonathan Pond P05, 08, 12, Emmy Award-winning PBS financial host
    Nancy Rich, former Dana Hall School administrator
    Jacqui Bloomberg, panel moderator and Upper School World Languages teacher
  • Wired! Careers in the Digital Age

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Join panelists in an interactive discussion on how the digital world is opening up many new career opportunities, including web and digital strategies, blogging and social media marketing. Many skills can be applied to existing jobs and start-ups. What does the digital world hold for the future and what do you need to know to maximize your options?
    Kristen Erdlen Curtin '86, P22, Senior VP, Fidelity Labs
    Chrissy Makkas Waters '02, Content Editor Rue La La
    Megan Birmingham Wolf '03, Owner and Founder Megan Wolf Nutrition, LLC
  • Your Own Rendition: Finding Your Voice and Place in the Music Industry

    Elective Session One: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Elective Session Two: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    From singers and songwriters to technicians, women are everywhere in the music industry; hear some stories of real life in the music world.
    Tania DeBarros ’07, independent artist
    Arielle Gelb ’11, live music production assistant and stage manager
    Naimah ’09, alternative pop artist
    Cheryl Ryder ’69, co-founder of Blue Heron Renaissance Choir
    David Coleman, panel moderator and Director of Choral Music

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    "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."
    -Vietta '19