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Growing Their Worlds: Compelling Discussions with Professional Women

September 17, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Please join us, along with three exceptional special guests, for the first in a series of powerful panel discussions taking place in Hill-Stead’s period drawing room. Hear our guests’ stories about their career experiences and join in the discussion to help discern the best methods for supporting women.

5 pm         Reception
5:30 pm   Moderated Panel Discussion
6 pm         Audience Questions and Comments
6:45 pm    Networking Opportunity
7 pm          Film Screening

Please stay for a screening at 7 pm of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes (55 min), a documentary film about one of the first successful female landscape architects.


$40  per person
Includes the panel discussion, refreshments and admission to the film

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsor for this event, Women’s Health Connecticut.

Our Panelists

Meg Waldron-Evers is a retired Attorney and Insurance Manager. Her career wheel spanned the varied “spokes” of college basketball player, sportswriter, insurance claim analyst, small-town lawyer and concluded with commercial litigation attorney. Matching available career paths with her personal “likes to do”, “I’m good at this” and her life experiences, Meg’s career encompassed varied junctures. In hindsight, although unremarkable and a bit uncharted, it’s a career path that for many may be their typical. Meg resides in Coventry with her wife, Jane, and continues her volunteering at the local level.

Jillian Gilchrest was elected to represent the 18th District of West Hartford in the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) in 2018. Prior to becoming a state representative, Jillian served as the Director of Health Professional Outreach for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Chair for the State’s Trafficking in Persons Council for the Connecticut General Assembly. Jillian has extensive experience advocating for women’s health and safety, in particular, influencing public policy at the CGA.

Sharon Gutterman, PhD is an inspiring international teacher guiding people in ways to live mindfully with less-stress and increased well-being. Her integration of life experiences and dedication to lifelong learning provide a unique blend of wisdom, sensitivity, humor, and passion. Sharon’s varied experiences include being a featured consultant and presenter at business conferences, hospitals, universities, correctional institutions, Connecticut Police Academy, military veterans’ groups, schools, yoga studios, and cruise ships. Sharon is the founder of Mindful Wow, consulting and training, based in West Hartford as well as core faculty at Copper Beech Institute.

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