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As our mission states, ANHW aims to develop a vibrant intergenerational community of Harvard and Radcliffe alumnae/i designed to increase and strengthen Harvard women’s presence, voices, and leadership within Harvard and the larger society. Our approach is to provide opportunities for networking and a platform from which to address issues of particular concern to women in the Harvard community and the world beyond. With the international scope of our organization, 54 countries as of this writing, achieving this goal is a challenge.

Therefore, EXCITING NEWS.
We are establishing Discussion/Social Groups (DSGs) which are designed to provide a personal connection among members and to build a stronger community of Harvard women. They are less formal than Chapters and therefore, easier to manage. In large metropolitan areas, they would be neighborhood groups which could easily join together to sponsor an event or become a Chapter, or independent groups in smaller cluster areas.We urge you to join our Facebook page which enables members far and wide the ability to share concerns and expand the conversations. If you would like to help forming a Chapter or DSG in your area, please contact mailto:anhwsigsecretary@gmail.com

Our Corporate Board provides overall support - Guides for setting up chapters and DSGs outline the procedure and email and telephone communication during the process to answer all questions and to solve all problems.

The DC chapter has suggested an additional format for conversation and relationship building. Inspired by the Enlightment Salons of the 18th century, a DC member with the help of a friend developed a unique model that includes a series of short readings and a structural interactive group process designed for the topic.

 

HOW TO HOST A SALON

ANHW-DC partners with YaleWomen to host the Harvard/Yale Women’s Salon
Harvard Medical School alumna and ANHW-DC steering committee member Ellen Fox had an idea.  She wanted to create a forum or activity that would enable intellectually curious people to cut through superficial small talk to a deeper level of dialog and relationship-building. Inspired by Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century, Ellen – with the help of her friend Lynn Borton – developed a unique model that includes a series of short readings and a structured interactive group process designed for each topic. Ellen, who is also a Yale College grad, proposed the Salon series as a joint venture between the Alumni Network of Harvard Women and YaleWomen.