Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles

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Recap: Networking Night

On Thursday, October 11, SPWLA members and guests met at Rush Street in Culver City for an intimate gathering. After a round of speed-networking introductions, attendees continued conversations and made connections. Many thanks to Kari Staine ’02 for organizing the event, and to Melissa Hsiao ’11 and Lisa Clark ’86 for helping facilitate it into a wonderful night!

Recap: 2018 Summer Fellowship Brunch

By Trisha Manaka MA ’10 The SPWLA Fellowship Brunch brought together members and donors to meet with SPWLA’s 2018 Fellowship recipient, Marisol Zarate, a senior majoring in Political Science and Urban Studies. At the brunch, Marisol described the senior research project that she was working on while interning at Fostering Media Connections and The Right Way Foundation. Both organizations are based in Los Angeles and advocate for foster youth. Fostering Media Connections reports stories on

Recap: Fall Regional Dinners

By Phyllis Michaels ’71 During the week of September 11, over forty SPWLA members and guests attended a series of festive dinners in members’ homes to celebrate the Fall season and welcome SPWLA’s new season.   Thanks to our gracious hosts, we were able to offer dinners in members’ homes across the Los Angeles area.  Members and their guests enjoyed a variety of delicious dinner menus in homes decked with colorful decorations, and discussion themes ranging from book recommendations and rec

Recap: SPWLA Annual Summer Solstice

On June 21, Stanford women from different industries gathered at the Magnolia House in Pasadena. Participants enjoyed the food and drinks while reacquainting with previous connections and making new connections.

Recap: Alexander Technique

By Jennifer Ma MA ’15 On a lovely January afternoon, a group of Stanford alumni gathered in North Hollywood for a hands on posture workshop with Sharon Jakubecy Klehm to learn about the Alexander technique and how we can have healthy pain free posture at work.  We reviewed slides of good and bad posture, and discussed painful patterns in postures we were all guilty of doing ourselves.  With these ideas in mind, we got to work on having a long spine.  Several participants had hands-on asses

Recap: Holiday Tea

By Phyllis Michaels ’71 Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles hosted a festive, traditional tea on December 3, 2017 at Chado Tea House in Hollywood.  Our group of twenty-five guests included Stanford alumni from a range of years, alumni friends, and parents of current students and Stanford alumni.  Because we had a large group for this event, we were able to reserve Chado’s inside tea room and enjoy a private tea.  Our annual holiday tea, hosted at different locations around the Los A

Recap: Regional Dinners

By Phyllis Michaels ’71 To celebrate the start of our 2017-2018 season, members and guests enjoyed convivial company and a delicious dinner at our recent Fall Regional Dinners.  SPWLA has hosted Regional Dinners for many years as a way to introduce our calendar of diverse events that we have planned for the upcoming term. In keeping with that spirit of welcome, we hosted three Regional Dinners across the Los Angeles area during the week of September 11.  Our guests had a chance to meet and

Recap: Queen Mary Tour

By Kimberly Lee ’90 SPWLA members and guests journeyed to Long Beach to take advantage of the unique opportunity to tour the historic RMS Queen Mary on a brisk Sunday morning in April. An engaging docent led the group throughout the iconic vessel, dispensing interesting anecdotes and folklore along the way. Attendees visited ballrooms, staterooms, and many other areas of the ship that were graced by the royals, political figures, and celebrities while traveling abroad. Kids who attended th

Recap: Man of La Mancha

By Marian Smith-Subbarao ’76, PhD ’85 If you, like I did, grew up in suburban or rural America, you probably did not have much exposure to classical theatre. And, if like me, you were a science nerd at Stanford, you were probably more concerned with completing your physics problem sets or math proofs than you were with attending some of Stanford’s cultural offerings. I came to appreciate classical theatre rather late in life, and the SPWLA annual event at A Noise Within Theatre in Pa