The UVA Alumni Association is proud to present programming by and for UVA alumnae.
Past Event: Game Changers: Alumnae in Athletics
June 30, 2021
Presented in partnership with the Virginia Club of New York.
Join us for a special afternoon discussing prominent UVA alumnae working in the sports industry. Our panelists will reflect on their unique journeys to the athletics business, how their time at UVA shaped their career paths, and their goals for empowering other women in the industry.
Past Event: Our Evolving Narrative: Alumnae Reflections Across Generations
June 9, 2021
Join us for a special event highlighting women’s experiences of the University across generations. Alumnae will reflect on their unique journeys, the ways they forged community and created space for themselves as students, moments of transformation and empowerment that shaped their lives on and beyond Grounds, and the lessons they’ve carried with them as alumnae.
Past Event: Taking a Toll: Women’s Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19
May 25, 2021
Presented in partnership with the UVA Medical Alumni Association.
Tune in for an intimate conversation on women’s mental health during the pandemic between Staff Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, Allison Baker, MD (MED ’06) and therapist and social worker at mental health services organization The Women’s Initiative, Shelly Wood (SCPS ’07).
Past Event: Starting Up: Conversations with Alumnae Entrepreneurs
April 27, 2021
Hosted in partnership with the Darden School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Join UVA alumnae entrepreneurs Susan Tynan (Col ’98), founder and CEO of online custom framing company Framebridge; Kristina Loftus (Darden ’17), co-founder of performance activewear apparel company Rhoback; and Dayna Grayson (Engr ’99), co-founder of venture capital firm Construct Capital in dialogue with UVA Alumni Association President and CEO and founder of women’s networking group The SheLab, Lily West (Darden ’12), to reflect on their experiences as female founders, their drive to innovate, and the influence of the University on their lives and careers beyond Grounds.
Past Event: International Alumnae Journeys
March 17, 2021
Hosted in partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce
Join Retold in dialogue with international student alumnae who have become transformational forces in their industries and communities across the world. Renowned Turkish interior designer Mine Arslanbek Kotan (Arch ’02), Vice President, Brand Solutions at JioSaavn India, Virginia Sharma (Com ’99), and co-founder of Yichu Academy in Beijing Xia Shell Wu (Com ‘06) will join journalist and political analyst Anushay Hossain (Col ’02) to reflect on their experiences as international students at UVA and the transformational impact of UVA women worldwide.
Past Event: Corner Book Club Live Author Event with Mary Beth Keane
March 3, 2021
Join the UVA Alumni Association’s Corner Book Club for a live, interactive discussion with New York Times bestselling author Mary Beth Keane (Grad ’05). Mary Beth Keane is the author of The Walking People, Ask Again Yes, and the Corner Book Club’s current reading selection Fever a “spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as ‘Typhoid Mary,’ the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever.”
Past Event: A Conversation with Sonja Hoel Perkins, Com ’88
February 26, 2021
Hosted by the McIntire School of Commerce
On February 26, venture capitalist, philanthropist and leader Sonja Hoel Perkins (Com ’88) joins Nicole T. Jenkins, John A. Griffin Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, for the next installment of McIntire’s Centennial Speaker Series, featuring thought-provoking conversations with visionaries in business – and beyond.
Past Event: Conversations with the Women of 1974
February 19, 2021
Hosted in partnership with Women in Policy
50 years ago, the University of Virginia welcomed its first fully coeducated class. Join the UVA Alumni Association’s Retold initiative and student organization Women in Policy to reflect and connect with trailblazing women of the Class of 1974 in intimate dialogue around inclusion, belonging, and building community. Event will consist of a 50-minute panel moderated by Barbara Savage (Col ’74) followed by breakout rooms to encourage dialogue between students and alumni.
Past Event: From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality
January 29, 2021
Join the Center for the Study of Race and Law and the Virginia Law Review for this symposium featuring an address by Elaine R. Jones (Law ’70), the first woman to serve as director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the first Black woman to graduate from the Law School.
Past Event: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Two Pandemics Ravaging our Nation
January 26, 2021
Hosted in partnership with the UVA Medical Alumni Association and the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As COVID-19 rages on, alumna Dr. Sherita Hill Golden (Med ’94), Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine joins Retold and the 2021 Community MLK Celebration for a timely discussion on the interwoven impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism on Americans today. Special introduction by Dr. Maurice Apprey, professor of psychiatric medicine at the UVA School of Medicine and dean of the University’s Office of African-American Affairs.
Past Event: A Force For Change: A Century of Women Faculty at UVA
November 13, 2020
Hosted by: Lifetime Learning
Join Abby Palko, director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, and a fascinating panel of female faculty members, to celebrate a century of women who broke barriers and diversified classrooms and research labs at the University of Virginia. From astronauts to poet laureates, women faculty members have transformed the educational and research landscapes at UVA.
Past Event: The Retold Virtual Experience
October 10, 2020
On Saturday, October 10, over 1,400 alumnae, students and community members came together online to celebrate the transformational impact of UVA women at the Retold Virtual Experience conference. We heard from and were inspired by glass ceiling breakers, industry leaders and student activists — all the while reflecting on our interconnected stories and collective impact.
Past Event: Conversation with a Twist: Virtual Alumni Happy Hour
September 24, 2020
Hosted in partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce.
Join us for a virtual happy hour featuring spirited conversation between alumnae entrepreneurs Jenny Lucas (Com ’99, Educ ’04) and Katie Williams (Col ’00), co-founders of Navy Hill, and Associate Professor of Commerce Nicole Votolato Montgomery. Connect with fellow alumnae and learn more about Jenny and Katie’s path from Grounds to cofounding and running Navy Hill. Time will be set aside for participant Q&A.
Past Event: Reframing Your Narrative: Navigating Your Twenties in a Global Pandemic
September 23, 2020
The third in a series of Retold virtual events by and for alumnae.
Adults in their twenties are experiencing a period of unprecedented uncertainty. In a landscape of altered milestones, sudden separation, unpredictable work and financial circumstances, and overwhelming unknowns, how can you adapt and persevere? Join alumna Meg Jay (Col ’92), clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Human Development at UVA, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – and How to Make the Most of Them Now and moderator Kimia Nikseresht (Col ’17) for an interactive dialogue exploring the unexpected realities of – and strategies for surviving – a global pandemic in your twenties.
Past Event: Women of Impact: Q&A with 2020 Distinguished Alumnae
September 23, 2020
Join us for an intimate conversation with the winners of the University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnae Award. Nancy Howell Agee (Nurs ’79), President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, and Marion Weiss (Arch ’79), co-founder and partner at WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism will share memorable moments that have shaped their prominent careers in fields with few women in high-profile leadership roles. Moderated by Jieru Shi (Com/Col ’20).
Past Event: Race and Parenting in Extraordinary Times
August 20, 2020
The second in a series of Retold virtual events by and for alumnae.
The back-to-school season looms large for parents, caregivers, and educators. As children reconnect with their school environments, how can we engage them in dialogue about racism in America, and the dynamics of race in our own lives, in honest, empowering, developmentally appropriate ways? Join alumnae Valerie Harrison (Col ’84), Dr. Stephanie Rowley (Col ’95, ’97), Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb (Educ ’05, Med ’09, Dar ’19), Christen Edwards (Educ ’18), and Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson (Grad ’11, ’15) for this interactive panel discussion exploring race, parenting, and transforming conversation in this extraordinary period.
Past Event: Bouncing Back in Times of Stress and Change
June 24, 2020
Hosted in partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce
We are all facing new and unforeseen pressures in life, perhaps at this moment more than ever. While everyone’s experiences are unique, this “new normal” can undoubtedly take a toll on our inner resources. We may not be able to eliminate the stress, but we can recognize the signs and integrate our resources in order to tap into our inner resilience and thrive. Join alumna Heidi Connal (Com ’94), Co-Founder and Executive Coach, Vast Sky Leadership, for this interactive webinar to learn how to turn adversity into growth and strength.