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November 1, 2002

Women in Public Life Forum Set for November 8–9

Whether pioneering research in the ever-evolving medical industry, competing in the fast-paced political arena, or making waves in the historically male worlds of engineering, banking, and military service, Mount Holyoke graduates are a powerful presence in all areas of public life despite rapid change and constant challenges. Six MHC alumnae will discuss their experiences in public leadership Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, in the women in public life forum Leaders in a Changing World. Mount Holyoke students are encouraged to attend events on either or both days, which are sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Ellen Boer Fund for Advocacy.

"This year's program is a chance for students to hear firsthand accounts of the challenges facing professional women and to raise questions about the meaning of creative, thoughtful leadership in the twenty-first century," says Karen Remmler, codirector of the Weissman Center. "It was inspired by the success of last year's pilot forum, which aimed to expand the definition of leadership and to explore strategies for balancing the multiple commitments that accompany the choice
to lead."

Leaders in a Changing World will begin Friday at 4 pm in Mary Woolley Hall's New York Room with the keynote address titled, "For Your Health!: Leadership Development in Action," which will be delivered by Johanna O. Infantine '87, associate director of fellowships at Health Forum in San Francisco. On Saturday, Infantine and six other alumnae will participate in panel discussions about the pressures, rewards, and challenges of leadership; the impact of outside pressures on professional roles; the role of gender in work; and the future of their respective fields. Saturday's discussions are scheduled from 9:15 am to 1:15 pm in the Willits-Hallowell Center.

Panel participants are Analisa L. Balares '99, director of development and new ventures at Milestone Capital Management, the only woman-owned firm in the United States to specialize exclusively in institutional cash management; Captain Laurie Shyloski Morgado '94, commander of an eight-ship helicopter company for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and the first female Battalion Intelligence Officer in the corps; Sarah A. Nunneley M.D. '63, an expert in environmental physiology who has researched the effects of harsh and hostile working environments on the human body; Priscilla Painton '80, executive editor of Time magazine; Felicia Y. Thomas '84, the first female pastor to lead a major congregation in Queens, New York, and now a pastor at Middle Collegiate Church, the oldest congregation of the Collegiate Church of New York City; and Ellen Strauss Boer '63, an attorney specializing in federal education law and an expert in evaluating programs for disabled persons.

For more information, visit www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/programs/wcl/wpl.shtml.
 

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