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Women's Circles NYC Symposium Series: Session 1 - The Stories We Tell

Saturday, Oct 21 2023 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Alumni | In Person

50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

Join us for the inaugural session of our Women's Circles NYC Symposium series the morning of Saturday, October 21st at the Yale Club of NYC.

In our first session entitled "The Stories We Tell," we will delve into the crucial topic of why women's leadership matters, and the fundamental role of bias in our work and lives. This session will set the stage for an insightful journey over the next five sessions. Attendees should expect a day of discussion, connection, and professional development connecting alumni across generations, industries, and life experiences. Through this Symposium session, we hope to provide a space where diverse alumni can support and learn from one another, ask critical questions, and share experiences of personal and professional transitions.

What is the Women’s Circles Symposium Series? 

The Women’s Circles NYC Symposium series is a dynamic initiative by Yale SOM Alumni Relations, facilitated by Becca Constantine ’19. Over the course of the next seven months, we are hosting six, half-day sessions in New York dedicated to nurturing women as leaders, innovators, and change-makers. Each session is designed such that attendees will learn about research on the session’s topic in an in-depth and thought- provoking presentation from Becca Constantine ’19. Subsequently, attendees will break into hour-long group-based circles. In these circles, attendees will engage in meaningful discussions, delving into personal and professional narratives guided by empowering questions. Finally, the group will come back together to conclude by sharing insights and takeaways.

All Women’s Circles NYC Symposium sessions are free to attend for Yale SOM Alumni and will begin with a complimentary breakfast for attendees.

Session 1 - Research Spotlight: 

We'll explore the research that underpins the significance of women's leadership in contemporary society. Discover how bias influences our perceptions, decisions, and actions, shaping the narrative of gender dynamics in various spheres. This session will provide a foundational understanding of the issues at hand and offer a glimpse of the enlightening discussions to come in the subsequent sessions.

Session 1 - Women's Circles Reflection: 

Our stories about ourselves and others play a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of the world. During this session, we encourage you to reflect on the narratives you've woven, both personally and professionally. What stories do you tell, and how have they influenced your journey? Moreover, we'll explore the question: What stories would you rather tell instead? This introspective exploration sets the stage for transformative dialogues on gender, leadership, and bias throughout our symposium series.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery, enlightenment, and empowerment. Join us as we kickstart our symposium series, laying the groundwork for meaningful discussions and positive change.

8:30 a.m. | Breakfast & Check-in 
9:15 a.m. | Presentation by Becca Constantine ’19 
10:15 a.m. | Short Break & Transition to Circles  
10:30 a.m. | Circle Conversations  
11:30 a.m. | Session Wrap-up

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. We’d be thrilled to have you participate in this inaugural session kicking off the Women’s Circles NYC Symposium series. 

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Where: The Yale Club NYC - Grand Ballroom | 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
Cost: Free 

When will registration for the next five sessions open?

We plan to open registration for the subsequent five sessions at the conclusion of the first session. Session 1 attendees will have the first opportunity to register for all subsequent sessions which will include topics on “Authentic Leadership,” “Power & Influence,” “Creating Impact,” and more.

Statement of Inclusion:

The Women Circles NYC Symposium series is open to all graduates of the Yale School of Management. Yale SOM alums of all identities, including all gender identities, are welcome to participate. Inclusion is a core value of the Yale SOM Women’s Circles program; all Circles participants are expected to demonstrate respect for their fellow participants at all times.