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Recap: Wine Education

By Marjorie Soto ’09 On March 4, 2017, the wonderfully talented Monica Marin of Upstairs 2, who is studying for the highest certification in wine (MW), took about 30 SPWLA members and their guests on a journey through Spain, France, and Napa Valley at our SPWLA “Sip & Learn” Wine Tasting. The event was themed in celebration of female winemakers — a perfect touch for the professional women in SPWLA! Guests got to mingle with each other and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a

Recap: Expressive Writing Workshop

By Phyllis Michaels ’71 On the afternoon of January 8, 2017, ten Stanford alums enjoyed an afternoon of expressive writing with author and poetry therapist Jennie Linthorst.  Jennie is associated with the UCLA Arts & Healing Center and Director of LifeSPeaks, which offers expressive writing and poetry therapy workshops for children and adults. We hosted this workshop in a peaceful and light-filled room in a yoga studio in Culver City.  Jennie began our workshop by reading several of he

Recap: Holiday Tea

Recap: Upright Citizens Brigade

By Daniella Duran MA ’97 My husband and I had a wonderful time at our first SPWLA event together. The Upright Citizens Brigade event was a fun date night for us and the comedy show was absolutely hilarious! The pre-show get together at the Birds Restaurant was a chance to nibble on snacks and enjoy some spirits. After such a stressful week, an evening filled with smiles and laughs with fellow Alums was the perfect remedy.  I particularly enjoyed this event because the Upright Citizens Brig

A Timely Trek: SPWLA’s Visit to the Museum of Tolerance

by Kimberly Lee ’90 SPWLA members and guests met up on a brisk morning in October for a private, docent-led tour of Los Angeles’ acclaimed Museum of Tolerance. The tour began in a room filled with flatscreens displaying live newsfeeds of current events, demonstrating how we are constantly and consistently surrounded and influenced by media coverage and the thoughts and philosophies of public figures. Attendees then proceeded through several exhibits that explored the horrors that hav

Recap: Regional Dinners

  By Phyllis Michaels ’71 & Kimberly Lee ’90 In September, SPWLA welcomed in our 2016-2017 season with our Fall Regional Gatherings. Carrying on our annual tradition, we hosted five regional dinners across the region – Mid-City, Westside, South Bay, Pasadena and San Fernando Valley.  Thirty eight SPWLA members and guests attended our dinners.  Our theme this year was Transitions, to mirror the Fall season with its changes and transitions to the new season.  Each group

Recap: SPWLA Summer Solstice

SPWLA Summer Solstice at Glendon Bar and Kitchen- June 21, 2016  

Recap: Accelerating Your Leadership

By Jennifer Ma MS ’15 Over a cozy meal in Marina Del Rey, a group of Stanford Alumni enjoyed meeting new faces while dining and listening to Executive Coach, Gina Anastasi ’76 speak about her experiences navigating change and growth within the organizations that she worked with.  Ms. Anastasi began the night’s workshop by speaking about which competencies are most highly correlated to leadership effectiveness and business results.  The group learned that being purposeful and vi