President Jane McAuliffe recently announced the launch of the 2012-13 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 conversations about their field of work, career paths, and connections to their undergraduate experience.
The seminars, which take place over lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m., are open to all Bryn Mawr students; guests this year will include Kathy Doyle, President of Doyle Galleries (a premier art auction house in New York); Sally Susman, Executive Vice President for Policy, External Affairs, and Communications at Pfizer; Barbara Fox ’78, a scientist and entrepreneur who is CEO of Avaxia Biologics; and Genevieve Bell ’90, Director of User Interaction and Experience at Intel.
The year’s first seminar takes place on Monday, Oct. 8, and features Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) chair Claire Robertson-Kraft. Those interested in attending any seminar should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philly.com just named Robertson-Kraft one of eight “disrupters” who are leading change in Philadelphia. YIP strives to make Philadelphia the premier city for the next generation of leaders by building relationships and increasing civic engagement to empower and to connect young Philadelphians. It engages members through education about civic affairs, advocacy around key issues, and social events and outings; connects young citizens to civic groups and civic groups with each other; and represents the young adult demographic by providing a channel of communication between young Philadelphians and business/government. YIP is currently hosting its two-week “State of Young Philly” event series (through October 13). These brainstorming forums are centered on the educational, economic, and sustainability challenges that face the city.
The president will announce the specific date and additional details for each seminar in an email to students seven to 10 days before the seminar 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.