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Women's Circles NYC Symposium Series: Session 2 – Authentic Leadership

Saturday, Dec 2 2023 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

Join us for the second session of our Women's Circles NYC Symposium Series, "Authentic Leadership," exclusively tailored for Yale SOM alumni. Building on the foundation laid in our first session, this symposium delves deeper into the exploration of authentic leadership in our professional and personal roles.

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 2 - Research Spotlight:

This session kicks off with an illuminating exploration of the many biases that subtly influence our personal and professional experiences. We will investigate how these seemingly small biases can have significant impacts on our interactions, opportunities, and life journeys. By gaining insights into these subtle biases, we empower ourselves to navigate and mitigate them as we endeavor to embrace authentic leadership.

Session 2 - Women’s Circles Reflection:

Authentic leadership is a powerful force for change. By embracing and nurturing authenticity in leadership, we not only empower ourselves but also create a ripple effect that fosters a culture of trust, transparency, and genuine connection. Together, we will explore what it means to be an authentic leader and the impact of authenticity on leadership effectiveness.
Join us as we explore the profound impact of authentic leadership and explore tools and insights to unleash your full authentic leadership potential.


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, December 2, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Where: The Yale Club NYC | 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.