Our cover story, “Shifting Gears,” about the issues women face in resuming careers after taking time off for family, was inspired by a workshop offered this past summer by the Alumnae Association for Mawrters grappling with this situation. As I sat in on sections of the program, I realized that although the coaching was very informative and motivational, the true spark came from alumnae simply talking to each other.
It is this spark that fuels the Bulletin, from the shared words of wisdom in “Shifting Gears,” to photos of joyful Mawrter reunions, to the exchange of ideas about how to train a new generation of women leaders in “Changing the Game.” And, as the redesigned web edition of the magazine enters its second year, I hope to see it grow as a digital forum where alumnae/i voices from around the globe share ideas, opinions, and experiences. From tips for Mawrters looking to jumpstart a second career to Reunion memories—start the conversation right here! –Priya Ratneshwar, Editor
Cover photographs by Jim Roese, illustration by manoluv.