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Seven Sisters Alumnae Association 
April 1, 2021
Wellesley to go Co-ed 
Alums and Current Students Stage Protests 
Clinton & Albright to lead march through campus. 

Note from Jen McNally, Smith '94, the Seven Sisters founder:
UPDATE: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Seven Sisters from the last Newsletter! Every amount from $5 to $100 will help us keep developing new programming, build the network for Jobs and Housing, keep the Newsletters coming and so much more! Thank you again!!!

If you missed the note from the last Newsletter: 
I love being able to bring together the Seven Sisters community in a way that has never been done before. We are the first and only place for Seven Sisters alums and current students to network and connect. We have over 50k Alums and current students engaging across all our different platforms. 

From the Newsletter to the Website to the Educational and Social Zoom Programs, there are costs that are growing as we expand. I want to continue to provide exceptional content, dynamic conversations, ways for people to find Jobs and Housing and to connect in your own towns and industries. 

If you could contribute $5, $10, $20, $50 ($100 plus gets you some swag!) -really whatever you can, so we can continue on our mission, it will help me to pay the bills and continue to grow this amazing network.
Maintaining the Zoom, Newsletter and website are expensive. 
We have NO affiliation with any of the colleges and are sustained by my personal own funds.
THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT! And thank you to the people who have asked "how can I help?" and "what can we contribute to keep this going?". 

And I know not everyone is in a position to help, so if you are that is great, but if you 
aren't, that is ok too, everyone is always welcome no matter what! 
Click here:

As I was organizing my home office this week, I came across a few leftovers of this shirt pictured above. I posted them for sale on Facebook and was flooded with people wanting to buy the shirts. The ones I had sold out and we needed to do another run!  The shirts are from the early 1990s at Smith and were designed, printed and sold by members of the Class of 1992, whose blessing we had for the "rerun" of the shirts. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Smith from the original run and will be from this batch too. 
The Zoom calendar on the website links directly to the Programming
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Did you know?
We have a Seven Sisters Recipe Swap, Cooking Tips & More Facebook Group with almost 3,000 very active members? Need dinner ideas, a special occasion dessert recipe or want to show off your #nailedit failure, this is the place! Join us:
Click here to see ALL the Amazing Seven Sisters Facebook Groups
Stay tuned - Sign Ups Coming 
"Shop Your Closet: How to Re-emerge from the Pandemic with confidence and flair

Author Talks, Personal Finance, Health& Wellness  and Food & Drink Zooms  
Do you have a special skill, interest or passion that you would like to share on a Zoom? Reach out to to be added to the schedule.  


(formerly @Smith and now @MHC and with own her coaching practice)
Making That Cold Connection
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at NOON ET

How do you get someone you don't know to talk to you about
their career? Or to help you with yours?
If you’ve ever sent an email to someone you don’t know and did not get a reply, this workshop is for you!

Program will cover the following key points:

  • Find the right people to connect with
  • Turn a cold connection into a warm one
  • Write a script for introducing yourself and asking to connect

About Colleen: 
Colleen DelVecchio, Principal Consultant and Coach, 
Colleen DelVecchio Consulting

Colleen is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach with a passion for empowering individuals and businesses to leverage their strengths and navigate increasingly complex business environments. With over twenty years of experience in strengths-based leadership, organizational change and staff development, she guides teams to maximize each person’s ability to increase their impact, performance and job satisfaction.  Colleen is well known and respected in the Seven Sisters circles for her time at the Smith Development/Career Offices and now as a part of Mount Holyoke's Career and Alumnae Development teams. 

NEW Poetry Chapbook from Karen Poppy
From the author, Karen Poppy:
My third poetry chapbook, OUR OWN BEAUTIFUL BRUTALITY, is out on presale!
Ordering copies now helps support me as a creative and also my wonderful small press.
Perennial Pop Co.
Perennial Pop Co. is a dairy-free cream pop company founded by Chloe Collins (Smith '13) and her mother Wendy. The duo founded the Atlanta, GA based company to provide a more allergy-friendly alternative to the other frozen desserts on the market. Their botanically inspired flavors include Raspberry Lavender, Matcha Coconut, Vanilla Rose, and Golden Milk (Turmeric) and Perennial's vegan-friendly pops are crafted using natural, organic, and fair trade ingredients.
Short Film 'in.clu.sion" Director featured on Vassar alum Podcast 
Carolyn Kiel, Vassar '98, read about Julia Ward's short film "in.clu.sion" here in the Newsletter and was so moved by it, she reached out to interview Julia for her podcast Beyond 6 Seconds
(Ward is the Daughter of Smithie Jo Ann Rusolo Ward, '94) 

Tune in and hear more about the issue of acceptance, equity, and the authentic inclusion of people with disabilities in the entertainment industry (and Julia is still in high school!) 

For the film:
For the podcast:

More about Julia: Julia Ward is an actor and filmmaker whose award-winning documentary,"in.clu.sion", is raising awareness about the authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media. Julia is also a senior in high school, and filmed in.clu.sion during the 2020 COVID shutdown. 

"in.clu.sion" has won numerous awards and will be featured in several different film festivals in the upcoming months. 
  • 2021 New York Women in Film and Television (“NYWIFT”) Online Shorts Fest - “Inclusion” received an Honorable Mention for Documentary: Social Issues
  • Socially Relevant Film Festival 2021 - “Inclusion” was screened during the festival (March 15-21) and I was on the panel for the Disability "Meet the Filmmakers" session
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center (“CUIMC”) - Pediatric Neurology - followed by a Q&A
  • “Inclusion” was distributed to the staff at The Center For Discovery - a school for children with special needs and disabilities.
  • Julia was able to share the message of acceptance, inclusion, and equity in the December 2020 newsletters for both Women in Film (“WIF”), and NYWIFT and in the January 2021 7-Sisters Newsletter.
  • As a result of her presentation to CUIMC, she will be screening the movie, followed by a Q&A, at a national event sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in October.
Smithie lawyer Aarati Subramania guest on Podcast: The Mother Board

Tune in to hear Aarati on The Mother Board, as her featured episode "discusses the weight of childbearing on women (and we aren't just talking lbs!), the impacts maternity leave (or lack thereof) has on working women, and the efforts to adapt, change, and update maternity leave policies across the corporate and legal fields."
The Annual Seven Sisters Gift Guide
The Annual Seven Sisters Gift Guide was so popular, that we are including the link in this Newsletter. From the SHEROES Art Series to Masks to College Artwork and more, there is something for everyone!

This Seven Sister PhD alum was instrumental in discovering why "x" and "y" are so important in the human body. 
Email your answer to
(If you have won a Trivia Contest in the last 12 months, you can't win more SWAG!) 

Last Newsletter Trivia: 

This Seven Sister alum has two notable parents who were highly respected in the arts world. She went on to be a trailblazer, foraging her own path, in bringing healthcare to impoverished counties. 

Answer: Ophelia Dahl (daughter of actress Patricia Neal and author Roald Dahl)
Read more about her here:
Congratulations to our Winner - Maria Iacobo, Wellesley

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