PAST FORUM NEWSLETTERS
Emily Rooney, Jadiann Thompson, and Margery Eagan
Clothes: Just the Start of Making the Woman
Kim Todd has been involved in development for over 20 years. As Executive Director of Dress for Success Boston, Kim is responsible for running day-to-day operations and fundraising. She oversees a staff of four, and over 100 volunteers. Kim also serves as spokesperson for the organization, and has appeared on WCVB-TV’s Chronicle, FOX 25 News, and has been a guest on several radio shows.
Dr. Antonia Stephens, Dr. Laura DeGirolami, and Dr. Elizabeth Trehu
Traci Walker Griffith
Traci Walker Griffith has been the principal of Eliot K-8 Innovation School since 2007. Traci has worked in the Boston Public Schools since 1992 as a teacher and assistant principal. Her effort to create a supportive professional learning community that embraces high expectations for both adults and students has resulted in academic excellence. Under Traci’s leadership, the Eliot has progressed from a state identified under-performing school (Commonwealth Priority School) in 2007 to being named by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Commendation School in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and an Expanded Learning Time site in 2014!
Karen Cord Taylor
Karen Cord Taylor founded The Beacon Hill Times in 1995 and later The Charlestown Bridge and The Back Bay Sun weekly newspapers, serving as the editor and publisher of these entities through 2007. Prior to that she was a teacher and a professional writer, creating newsletters, corporate materials, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on topics as varied as banking, business, real estate, travel and design. She is the author of Blue Laws, Brahmins and Breakdown Lanes: An Alphabetic Guide to Boston and Bostonians, published by the Globe Pequot Press, and, with Doris Cole, The Lady Architects, published by Midmarch Arts Press.
“‘Sisters of the brush and palette’: Women Artists of Beacon Hill, 1870-1920”
Martha McNamara is an art and architectural historian who specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century New England. She is Director of the New England Arts and Architecture Program in the Department of Art at Wellesley College where she teaches courses in American architectural history, the history of cities and material culture studies. McNamara is the author of From Tavern to Courthouse: Architecture and Ritual in American Law, 1658-1860 (Johns Hopkins, 2004) and co-editor (with Gigi Barnhill) of New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830 (Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2012).
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