Conversation with Peggy and Friends & Celebratory Dinner

October 10, 2015
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


Over 250 SEED leaders, scholars, activists, and others gathered in Wellesley, Massachusetts, October 10-11, 2015, in celebration of SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh's lifetime of work on social change. Special guests Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, from the documentary The Color of Fear, were among those who gave remarks attesting to Peggy's influence on themselves personally as well as to scholarly thinking and constructive action on systems of privilege, equitable education, and much more. We appreciate every one of you who joined us physically or in spirit.




3rd Annual "Women and ..." Luncheon
Women and Sports: Get in the Game


October 27, 2010
The New York Athletic Club
New York, New York


How does sports participation prepare young women athletes to become leaders in business and society? What causes or thwarts a thriving sports career for professional women athletes? Why do professional women in sports succeed or fail?  Why does any of this matter?





2nd Annual NYC Luncheon:
Young Women and Violence

November 10, 2009

The Yale Club of New York City

Thank you to all who attended!

Read program attendee and Newsweek online columnist Raina Kelley's piece, "When Boys Shouldn't Be Boys".

Pictured left to right: Joyce M. Roché, Linda Fairstein, Linda Wertheimer, Jean Kilbourne, Nan Stein, and Susan McGee Bailey

The evidence is everywhere we turn—in our newspapers, on television, in video games, on the Internet, in the lyrics of popular songs, in government reports, and in courtrooms. The incidence of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and exploitation of girls and young women is reaching pandemic proportions. Here. In America. Not “someplace else.” Our young people are at risk. Laws, public policy, and education haven’t seemed to stem the tide.

Panelists offered, from their different perspectives, their knowledge of what’s working – and not – and shared ideas for intervention and prevention to help girls and young women.

Early Child Care and Education:
Linking Research, Practice, and Policy

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Seattle University

Early care and education of young children is one of the most constant needs facing American families and communities. Our panel of leading professionals in the field will share their diverse perspectives on pressing questions related to the access, quality, and public policy of education and care for our young children.



Post-Election: What's Next for Women and the Media


November 20, 2008
University Club, 1 West 54th Street, New York, NY

Post-Election From coffee shops and dinner tables to Saturday Night Live, the media’s treatment of women has been scrutinized and dissected throughout the election cycle. From Senator Hillary Clinton’s run for the Democratic nomination to John McCain’s selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, women have been in the news. 
Our media panel - some of America's most listened-to journalists - will consider the ways women have been portrayed.  What has changed for women as a result of the coverage of women's political participation, and what has stayed the same?  Can media be a positive tool for women in politics?  How can we inspire measured coverage of women in politics in general? watch video

Work-Life Balance: Personal Stories from Women Leaders

January 31, 2008
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

One Boston Place
201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108


Nancy Hawthorne, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Avid Technology
Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Laura Hodges Taylor, J.D., Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Moderator: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.

Afterschool Programs: Building on Success

October 23, 2007
Broad Institute Auditorium in Cambridge, MA

Jarrett T. Barrios, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation;
Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Massachusetts 2020;
Georgia Hall, Research Scientist, National Institute on Out-of-School-Time, Wellesley Centers for Women;
Susan Richards, Out-of-School-Time Coordinator, The Agenda for Children, City of Cambridge

Moderator: Susan McGee Bailey, Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women