Focus on Careers: How W&M Is Expanding Resources for Students and Alumni
Originally aired on April 18, 2023
Presented by Kathleen Powell
-Learn more about the careers initiative in the university’s Vision 2026 strategic plan.
-Explore how to leverage One Network, an exclusive platform for career connections and professional networking within the W&M community.
-Hear more about W&M's No. 1 internship ranking and the importance of internships in preparing lifelong learners to navigate rapid change and thrive from their first job to their last.
Conversations & Connections: The Future of the Virginia Workforce
Originally aired on September 30, 2021
Presented by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Debbie McDade Ratliff, Kristen Vaughan ’00, Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93
W&M Conversations & Connections: Green Jobs
Originally aired on August 19, 2021
Presented by Caitlin Bovery ’10, Dani Wise Johnson ’95, Jessica Taylor ’97
Leaders in Health: Preparing for Summer and Return to School
Originally aired on June 30, 2021
Presented by Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, Colleen Gorman ’95, Dr. David Dafashy
W&M alumnae and health industry leaders Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, chief scientific officer of platform research at Moderna, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Colleen Gorman ’95, head of quality events and investigation in global product development at Pfizer, share insights with Dr. David Dafashy, W&M's medical director, about the latest in vaccine development, mRNA, boosters and preparing children for the school year and beyond.
Center for Creative Leadership Workshop
Originally aired on March 19, 2021
Presented by Marin Burton
Individuals who can distinguish between a problem to solve and a polarity to manage are much more effective in all aspects of their lives. In this session, we will explore Polarity Thinking and how people can use this lens to effectively manage individual, team or organizational challenges. We will also engage with a mapping tool designed to help an individual think through ideas within various polarities. When used successfully, it helps identify the upsides and downsides of each pole, resulting in a whole picture of the polarity to be managed.
Celebrating W&M Women and Military Service
Originally aired on March 18, 2021
Presented by Caryn Wagner ’79
During Virginia's Women Veterans Week, join us as we celebrate W&M women who are serving or have served in the military. Hear stories of service from a panel of alumnae and a current W&M ROTC cadet moderated by the Honorable Caryn Wagner ’79. Then learn about what W&M is doing to support our veterans from the special assistant for military and veterans affairs. We will also hear about the Military Women's Memorial, located at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery.
Women's Health Series: Improving Maternal Health
Originally aired on March 9, 2021
Presented by Pamela Northam; Professor Claire McKinney; Dr. Camille Hammond; Kelly Cannon ’05; Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris
Originally aired on November 17, 2020
Presented by Professor Mary Fabrizio
Music: Mind, Body, Spirit
Originally aired on October 27, 2020
Presented by Robin Russell Gaiser ’68, MA, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner)
Rising Tides, Sinking Coast: How Coastal Communities Can Adapt to Surging Sea Levels
Originally aired on October 13, 2020
Presented by Professor Molly Mitchell
How to Create Your Visual Brand
Originally aired on October 12, 2020
Presented by Alison Bruhn; Delia Folk ’14
Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness.
Your brain decides within seven seconds if people are high status, trustworthy, charismatic, leadership material, promiscuous, smart, dominant and successful.
The way you present yourself in the world helps define who you are. The simplest choices can tell your story. You never get a second chance to make a first impression — make it one that will set you apart, build trust and truly reflect who you are. Join mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk ’14, co-founders of The Style That Binds Us, for a workshop on creating your own visual brand.
Invisible Racism: Alumni Author Conversation
Originally aired on October 7, 2020
Presented by Tamara Lucas Copeland ’73 and Viola Osborne Baskerville ’73
Take part in a discussion with Tamara Lucas Copeland ’73, author of “Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who Grew up in the Civil Rights Era.”
Welcome to the City: What Does Equity Look Like? Diversity & Inclusion in Practice
Originally aired on September 24, 2020
Presented by Clarissa Delgado ‘09, Thalia Hernandez ‘18, Jamar Jones '13, Jackie Valles ‘19
Winning with Resiliency
Originally aired on August 5, 2020
Presented by Anne McGeorge ’83, Fran Engoron ’70, Professor Sarah Stafford
Salon Series on Leadership in Times of Crisis Part 3
Originally aired on July 22, 2020
Presented by Carol O'Connell ’69; Fran Engoron ’70; Susan Magill ’72
If you would like to explore this topic, join Society of 1918 members Carol O'Connell ’69, Fran Engoron ’70 and Susan Magill ’72 and their guests to discuss what we can learn and apply from other talented leaders. This Salon Series titled "Leadership in Times of Crisis" will be based on six short essays available for advance reading and three webinars over the course of three weeks. Carol, Fran, Susan and a number of special guests Beth Comstock ’82, Jeremy Martin Ph.D. ’12, M.B.A. ’17, Mashea Mason Ashton ’96, M.A.Ed. ’97 and Barbara Johnson J.D. ’84 will serve as facilitators for dialogues on leadership values, organizing for action, powerful communications, the importance of innovation and the power of women acting collectively. During the third week, participants will consider W&M's response to current events.
Women’s Health and Well-Being in the time of COVID-19
Originally aired on June 17, 2020
Presented by Dr. Camilla Buchanan ’66, Professor Iyabo Obasanjo and Professor Ashleigh Queen Ed.D. ’20
Society of 1918 Virtual Gathering- Financial Planning #1
Originally aired on May 13, 2020
Presented by Tracy Shackelford