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Character Strengths Salon - DC Chapter

Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection? Inspired by the Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century, the DC Chapter of the Alumnae Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) and the DC Chapter of YaleWomen are co-hosting a series of Salons. The idea is to get together periodically with other curious, engaging women in a relaxed atmosphere to reflect and share perspectives on topics that are important to participants. This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Before each meeting we will provide links to one or more internet articles or other resources for participants to read in advance (less than one hour total reading time). The event will be facilitated using different formats for small and larger group discussion.

Note: This event is limited to women alumnae of Yale and Harvard.

Please read this article before the meeting:

·      Character Strengths: Research and Practice (Journal of College and Character) 

Other resources (optional but recommended): 

·      Take the Free VIA Survey: (15-minute VIA Character Strengths Survey from 

·      How Your Strengths Can Make Your Weaker (New York Times) 

·      How to Tap Into Your Character Strengths to Change Your Life (Infographic from Happify) 

Event Details:

When: Sunday, June 2, 5:00-7:00 PM. Please arrive at 5:00. Discussion begins at 5:15 and ends at 7:00. Participants are welcome to stay until 7:30 to socialize.

Where: Home of Ellen Fox, Arlington, near East Falls Church Metro (orange line).

Facilitators: Ellen Fox and Heather Ingram

Please RSVP by registering in advance. Registration fee is $7.00. 

Refunds will be issued if you cancel at least 7 days prior to this event. After that time, although we are unable to issue refunds, we ask that you please notify the host if you are unable to attend.

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