AADC Smart Talks

smart talks graphicIf you haven’t had a chance to drop by during lunch for one of our AADC Smarts Talks hosted at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center or made plans to attend an upcoming Saturday morning talk, consider taking advantage of these informative and inspiring talks soon. Each presentation is livestreamed during the talk via www.facebook.com/DouglassAlumnae. Later, you may watch the presentations on video at your convenience on our Douglass Alumnae channel on Youtube.

Launched in 2018 as part of the AADC’s Women’s Life-long Learning Initiative, talks are presented by alumnae and friends sharing from their professional expertise. Co-chairs Karen McLane Torian ’73, Denise K. Busby ’76 and Amanda Hugelmeyer ’04, continue to network with alumnae to find interesting talks that bring this program to life. Well-received talks have been presented about genealogy, managing college debt, owning your worth as a woman and the A, B, Cs of Medicare. Take the opportunity to learn and to ask questions during the Q&A that follows each talk.

Upcoming talks include:
Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 11:00 am to 12 noon, “Your Time, Your Goals: The Most Valuable Assets You Have!” We will feature author and motivational speaker Ikecia Lenese Mapp ’01, who specializes in women’s wellness and serves as Chair of the AADC’s Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium Planning Committee. Whether you attend in person or tune in online, please register online.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30 am to 12 noon, “Why Compost?: The History, Benefits and Techniques of Home Composting” presented by Esther Schachter Barcun ’63 and Varsha Manjrekar, who will share the benefits of composting and demonstrate the basics of how individuals can incorporate composting at home.