Connecting is the core of our mission at the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. We have created several opportunities for you to connect with other members. We welcome your suggestions about other ways to gather, you are the ones who continue to inspire us!

Learn more about BHWF Connections below:

Connections Directors

Richelle Gewertz

Connections Co-Director – Feast with Friends, Backyard Adventures, Sunday Funday and
Laughs & Libations

Richelle Gewertz is an Architect at Elkus Manfredi Architects. Smitten by the old-world charm of Beacon Hill, Richelle has had her share of experiences living in a few of the North Slope’s tiniest and antiquated apartments, from former tenements to converted townhomes, from apron sinks to clawfoot tubs. Her appreciation has led her to fight for the preservation of the neighborhood by participating on the Civic Association’s Architecture and Zoning & Licensing Committees. Richelle joined the Women’s Forum to forge lasting friendships with those in the community, and is excited to oversee (as well as attend!) the many monthly Connections events that bring our members together over drinks, feasts, and fun adventures.

Western Philadelphia suburbs born and raised, Richelle moved to Boston after graduating from Syracuse University when a summer internship the year before led to a full time offer. Do ask her where she has discovered the most authentic cheesesteak outside Philly—hint: it’s on the Hill!

Deb Peterson Schwartz

Connections Co-Director – Book Group

Deb returned to her Boston roots five years ago after a 15-year stint in Connecticut.  She lives on Beacon Hill and you can often see her walking or running in the neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.  She is employed as a commercial real estate portfolio manager at Barings and is a life-long reader.  Deb believes books are a catalyst to connection and hopes to see you in the welcoming, low-pressure, non-academic BHWF book club this year.