Pen y Groes Seminars Offer Lunch, Conversation With Accomplished Professionals in Many Fields

Posted October 14th, 2010 at 3:15 pm.

President Jane McAuliffe will soon launch the 2010-2011 Pen y Groes Seminar Series, which will bring small groups of students together at Pen y Groes, the president’s house, to meet with accomplished professionals for informal conversation about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience.

The seminars, which take place over lunch, are open to all Bryn Mawr students; guests this year include women who have achieved top positions in business, the arts, medicine, journalism, and education. The president will announce each seminar in an e-mail to students seven to 10 days before it takes place. Those who are interested in a place at the lunch table will be asked to respond, and invitations will be extended on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first Pen y Groes Seminar of the fall will take place on Monday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1:15 p.m. The guest of honor will be Elisabeth Bumiller, a senior national correspondent for The New York Times. Bumiller has covered the armed forces, U.S. presidential campaigns, and the White House for the Times; earlier, she reported for The Washington Post and the Miami Herald. She is also the author of several books, including a biography of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a study of women’s roles in Indian society of the 1980s, and a chronicle of a year in the life of an elderly Japanese woman and her family.

The roster of future guests for the series:

Nov. 5: Faye Donohue ’72, the CEO of DentaQuest, a leading provider of dental-health programs

Nov. 15: Susan Band Horwitz ’58, a medical researcher who played an essential role in the development of Tamoxifen, the leading treatment for breast cancer

Dec. 3: Lynne Meadow ’67, the artistic director of the Manhattan Theater Club, one of the nation’s most acclaimed theater organizations

Feb. 4: Autumn Adkins, president of Girard College, a private K-12 boarding school in Philadelphia for students with limited financial resources

Feb. 16: Lisa Caputo, Executive Vice President of Citigroup for Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs, an emerging leader in women-focused business strategies

April 11: Catherine Kinney, the former president of the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to serve as the NYSE’s president

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