Connecticut Women’s Council 2016 Programs
- January: Noah Webster House – Discussion with the Director and House Tour
West Hartford’s Noah Webster House is one local charm in a string of historic properties in the greater-Hartford area. CWC members were able to roam around the house, and hear stories about how its residents lived when the first dictionary was published and the house was still a home in a sleepy town.
- March: Capitol Happenings – An Inside View of our State Supreme Court with Chief Justice Chase Rogers held at the Old State House
Capitol Happenings is CWC’s one-of-a-kind, annual government affairs program designed to provide members and guests with a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from state leaders about their unique roles and responsibilities, offering an inside view of their decision making processes, and ultimately how their policy decisions impact all of us in Connecticut.
- March: Social Media Update and LinkedIn tutorial
All who attended this informative session learned ways to make their LinkedIn profile more attractive and how best to use their profile to connect with others professionally.
- April: Annual Member Lunch At Wampanoag Country Club
This annual lunch is a fun, casual afternoon and a great way to meet members.
- May: Trends in Higher Education: How Colleges and Universities are preparing the next generation for a changing world
The University of St. Joseph hosted an enlightening evening of conversation among several of Connecticut’s notable female higher education leaders who shared their perspectives on the changing demographics that colleges and universities are facing today and in the future.
- June: Exclusive Visit to the Chick Austin House
The Austin House, a National Historic Landmark, is the largest object in the Wadsworth Athenaeum’s collection. It is the former West End home of the legendary and innovative A. Everett “Chick” Austin, Jr., the museum’s director from 1927 to 1944. CWC arranged for an exclusive tour to be led by Gene Gaddis, the William G. Delana Archivist and Curator of the Austin House.
- July: Discover Downtown 2.0
What a way to Discover Downtown! Members were organized in teams and had clues to find their way around downtown and discover unique attractions. The historic carousel in Bushnell Park was the home location for this fun summer event.
- September: Capital City – At A Crossroads
Hartford has a new mayor, Luke Bronin, and a new staff made up of quite a few energetic women! We had the pleasure of visiting Hartford’s historic City Hall to hear from several of Mayor Bronin’s senior staff about the challenges Hartford is facing and what might be done to create a more positive future for our capitol city.
- October: A Reception at the Governor’s Residence and Public Art Tour
The Governor’s Residence is a state treasure, with beautiful interiors full of antiques and early reproduction pieces. The opportunity to spend the evening wandering through the rooms and gazing at the amazing art in residence is a true privilege.
- November: CWC Pop-Up Program @Sea Tea Improv
This is the first time that CWC has done a pop-up program. We didn’t reveal the location until the last minute, but offered clues ahead of time. Sea Tea Improv provided a troop of funny ladies to entertain us, and the evening proved to be a lot of laughs!