Upcoming Talk at EWS with Liz Colton

Upcoming Talk at EWS with Liz Colton

We are pleased to invite you to EmmaTalks, an exciting part of our celebration of the Bicentennial of Emma Willard School. This thought-provoking program, which models the concept of TEDTalks, will take place on February 21, 2014. We will host the event at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy, New York.

EmmaTalks spotlights six women who, like Madame Willard, saw a global issue as an opportunity to cultivate meaningful and sustainable change. Emcee Elizabeth Colton 66, founding president of the International Museum of Women, will welcome the following speakers to the stage:

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Head of School of Leadership Afghanistan; speaking on girls education

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden 75: President and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GMBH; speaking on women in business

Courtney E. Martin: Author, feminist activist, strategist with TED and Aspen Institute; speaking on human-centered design in relation to womens health

Eden Full: Princeton undergraduate and innovator of the Sun Saluter; speaking on science and technology and cultural competence

Meg Lowman: Tropical rainforest canopy biologist; speaking on environment

Shamim Okolloh: Educator and community organizer; spotlighting entrepreneurship and youth within the broader context of global womens rights

Join the Emma Willard community on this very special day. Tickets are just $10.00. You can register here https://www.emmawillard.org/emmatalks/register

Please spread the word and share the news with your classmates, family, and friends.

We hope to see many of you there!


Kelly F. Cartwright

Director of Alumnae Relations


Emma Willard School

285 Pawling Avenue

Troy NY 12180

Winter News

Winter News

For those of you who may not be on Facebook, I thought I’d post some photos classmates have been posting.


Kitty Weatherbee


Barb Harrison Hagler in St. Augustine with her husband Mike. They live in Wilmington, NC.


Bonnie Hunter Trotta in Buhtan

Nancy Shepard Kovaleff was in Buthan as well…same time?

Look who jumped on board in the tiger preserve in Ranthambore Park.


Liz Colton writes: Mel and I spent a fabulous week in Myanmar visiting with activists and getting to know the country. The people were full of hope, despite the challenges, violence and denial of basic rights that they have faced.