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The Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to announce the spring 2019 Coffee Conversation Series, with topics selected and hosted by women across campus.

Registration will be limited to 10 women (faculty and staff) per conversation to allow for meaningful dialogue. If there is interest that exceeds capacity, we can explore adding more dates.

Additionally, if there is a new topic that you would like to host, please email Julie Dorsey ( to discuss details.

All conversations are held at the Center for Faculty Excellence 316 Gannett. Registration for all events can be found here.

New Women Professionals in Higher Ed: February 20th, 4-5pm

Hosted by Eileen Harrington
This conversation will be an open space to talk about the transition of being a new professional woman in higher education. We will discuss some of the challenges coming in as new professionals and how to work with conflict as it comes up in the professional setting.

Single Parenting in the Academy: March 5th, 12-1pm
Hosted by Doreen Hettich-Atkins
Serving as a solo parent while working full-time has many challenges and rewards! This conversation will serve as an opportunity for women who are single or solo parents, or grandparents raising grandkids, the opportunity to come together to share strategies and resources, and provide mutual support.

New and Expecting Parents: March 19th, 12-1pm
Hosted by Kelly Dowd
This conversation will provide space for women who care for young children or expect to welcome a new child into their families soon to come together for mutual support. The conversation will be a place to share ideas, resources, support, stores, adventures (and misadventures!) of caring for young children. Parent and guardians of all kinds are welcome.

Supporting our Aging Parents and Family Members: April 10th, 12-1pm
Hosted by Eileen Harrington
In this conversation, we will discuss the topic of supporting our aging parents and family members, and navigating the emotional aspects surrounding day to day care and long term planning for our loved ones.

Purpose of the Women’s Mentoring Network: to enable faculty and staff who identify as women at Ithaca College to connect in meaningful ways to support their goals.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Colette Matisco at or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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