Owl lovers! Fairfield County, CT Alumnae Fundraiser

This exquisite collector quality cookie mold is a working resin replica of a 17th century Baroque Owl mold from Switzerland used to make springerle cookies. The molds are used for baking delicious and incredibly dimensional cookies, making clay or paper cast crafts, and ornamental display. They are a piece of history, art, anthropology and culinary delight. Martha Stewart has featured these molds in her Christmas book, television program and magazine. Profits will benefit Alumnae Regional Scholarships.

Dimensions: 2 4/5" X 3 1/5" Recipes included; $25 plus $4.50 for shipping ($29.50). Two molds for $49. Please send to: The Bryn Mawr Club of Fairfield County CT, 4 Fox Run Drive, Easton, CT 06612. For information call Lyla Steenbergen '76, (203) 261-4227, or e-mail lyla@concentric.net.



Breaking career paths

In spite of a blizzard, 70 hearty souls braved the cold and snow drifts to attend a bi-college Networking Reception in Boston on January 13. Organized by Samantha Tarlton '90, Boston Career Development Representative, and her Haverford counterpart Kurt James '83, the event was held at the law firm of Sherin and Lodgen LLP.

"Kurt is an attorney at Sherin, and his firm graciously donated the use of their conference room," says Margaret A. Hoag '86, Representative for the Career Network to the Executive Board of the Alumnae Association.

Keynote speaker Lauren Liss '86, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, spoke about her career path from a Boston law firm, to counsel for a state transportation agency, to general counsel for the Mass. Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, to her current position. Liss also spoke humorously about being a woman in the extremely male dominated field of construction and being the first woman serving as Commissioner of the DEP.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVES

BOSTON
Samantha Tarlton '90
(617) 242-0849 (h)

CHICAGO
Judith Weinstein '85
(773) 404-6052 (h)

Lee-Lin Wang '93
(312) 642-6516 (h)

LOS ANGELES
Saskia Subramanian '88, M.A. '89
(310) 939-7539

Margaret Nee Tatar '80
(949) 651-6027 (h)

NEW YORK
Dana Niblack '93
(212) 772-0257 (h)

Frances Wu '94
(212) 727-1937 (h)

PHILADELPHIA
Elizabeth Berglund '84
(215) 665-4137 (b)

SAN FRANCISCO
Susan Brock '80
(415) 664-2309 (h)

Jennifer Castner '93
(510) 965-1633 (h)

WASHINGTON
Mike Niccolls '39
(703) 765-5853 (h)

Executive Board Representative
for the Career Network
Margaret Hoag '86
(978) 369-5970 (h)

Director of Career Development
Liza Jane Bernard
(610) 526-5172

Alumnae/i Career Counselor
Debbie M. Becker
(610) 526-5174

At the College on March 18, 30 alumnae from the 1950s through the 1990s turned out for a workshop in Wyndham on career change and redirection that was sponsored by the Alumnae Association.

The workshop was given by Lesley Mallow Wendell, Executive Director of Options, a career and human resource consulting organization in Philadelphia specializing in women's career issues.

Using variety of self-assessment exercises, Wendell guided attendees toward an understanding of the skills they use in their current jobs which are transferable to other types of careers. The interactive program provoked much discussion among the alumnae, who worked in fields such as law, social work, and academia. Some attendees were seeking a complete career change; others were looking to reenter the workforce after raising children.

After the workshop, many alumnae were eager to continue meeting as an informal support group.

Wendell will also conduct a workshop at Reunion 2000 on job hunting on the Internet.

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