Female Frontiers, April 11, 2014


Female Frontiers – Pushing Boundaries in the Workplace

April 11: Interact with Wesleyan alumnae as they share insights and discuss strategies as women in today’s workplace—from the boardroom to the operating room. An opportunity for students to connect with alumnae in the career context to forge professional relationships and get tips for career success. All students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome. Presented by Women of Wesleyan.


2:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker and Refreshments

Jane Eisner '77 P'06 '12, former Wesleyan Trustee, journalist, and first female editor-in-chief of The Forward.

Location: Allbritton 311

Afternoon Panels (Choose One)
3:15 p.m.

Women in Education, Not-for-profit, and the Arts

Tracey Gardner ’96: Wesleyan Trustee, Chief of Staff at NYU’s Robert Wagner School of Public Service and former teacher

Nadia Zilkha ’79 P’10:  Board chair for  3 Generation films, and co-owner/VP of Laetitia Vineyard and Winery

Location: Allbritton 004

Women in Law, Medicine, Finance and Science

Joaquina Borges King ’87 P’17:  Senior Counsel at Northeast Utilities System

Vanessa Burgess '77 P'13: Managing Director at Canajoharie Capital

Elizabeth Schiller ’01: Emergency medical physician at St. Francis Hospital

Location: Allbritton 311

Film Screening
5:00 p.m.

Tricked (2013)

Screening of Tricked, a candid documentary about the reality of human trafficking

Location: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

6:30 p.m.

Discussion and Refreshments

Film talk back with executive producer Nadia Zilkha ’79 P’10 and the film's director, Jane Wells. Refreshments and continued conversation will take place outside the cinema immediately following the talk back.

Location: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies


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