Chats

We host Changemaker Chats every other month in cities across the world. The Chats offer a community of ambitious women an intimate forum for sharing experiences and building relationships, while learning practical tips to advance positive changes at work, at home and in their communities.

Our Chats are designed to help women learn from and connect with one another. We provide a comfy location, light refreshments, and access to inspiring women leaders. There is time to get to know fellow Changemakers before and after the featured speaker gives a short talk, followed by Q/A and discussion with the group.

Due to space limitations, Changemaker Chats is currently an invitation only event. CLICK HERE  to request an invite to an upcoming Changemaker Chat in your city.


 

Upcoming Chats

San Diego: Changemaker Chats with Merrilyn Datta

Join us on Monday, December 4 for our next Changemaker Chat with Merrilyn Datta, Ph.D., Head of Business for Illumina. A prime example ...
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Boulder: Changemaker Chat with Nigel Holderby

We're chatting community with Nigel Holderby, Director of Communications for the Red Cross Who: Nigel Holderby Regional Director of Communications, American Red Cross ...
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SF: Changemaker Chat with Karen Peacock

Join us November 29 with Karen Peacock, a Silicon Valley tech veteran, for a Changemaker Chat on her life and career journey ...
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London: Changemaker Chat with Sharon Bell

In November, Changemaker Chats London is sitting down with Sharon Bell, Managing Director and Senior European Equity Strategist at Goldman ...
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STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CHANGEMAKER CHATS!

We'll announce shortly our next Changemaker Chats in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Boulder, CO, and New ...
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Past Chats

Boston Recap: Changemaker Chat with Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak

You may not be able to choose your family, but you can certainly build your own village Here are a few ...
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London Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sharon Bell

We had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Sharon Bell, Managing Director and Senior European Equity Strategist at Goldman ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Caren Grown

"If not us, then who?" - Caren Grown A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to feature Caren Grown at our ...
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Changemaker U at Cornell Recap: Chat with Lisa Mandelblatt

On November 9th Changemaker Chats launched its first Changemakers U network at Cornell University. The inaugural chat featured a conversation with ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Bernadette Aulestia

Be Bold and Ask For It: A Conversation with Bernadette Aulestia  Bernadette Aulestia is the mentor we need in our lives ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Isabel McDevitt

Isabel McDevitt is the Executive Director of Boulder Bridge House. We sat down with her to learn what she does everyday ...
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London Recap: Changemaker Chat with Doina Harris

Quirky and colourful, Doina Harris started her career in finance and consulting, industries where she didn't always fit the cultural mould. She ...
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San Diego Recap: Changemaker Chat with Kristin Carroll

At the inaugural San Diego based Changemaker Chat, Kristin shared her journey through the advertising, non-profit, and business worlds and ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Dafina Toncheva

  "Stick to what's true to you." An evening on individuality with Dafina Toncheva Our latest Chat with Dafina Toncheva started off a ...
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Ambassador Aurelia Erskine Brazeal

DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Ambassador Brazeal

Changemaker Chats DC had the honor of hosting Ambassador Brazeal and learning from the lessons she has taken away from ...
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Boston Recap: Changemaker Chat with Nima Eshghi

"If a little voice in your head is telling you there's something else out there, don't ignore it." Coming from a ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Cammie Dunaway

"Get comfortable with the uncomfortable" - Cammie Dunaway We gathered around to hear the powerful and inspiring stories behind Cammie Dunaways' successes, as ...
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Gloria Feldt

NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Gloria Feldt

"Wear The Shirt": A Conversation with Gloria Feldt Gloria Feldt has been called the “Voice of Experience” by People Magazine and we couldn’t agree more. In ...
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London Recap: Changemaker Chat with Farah Ramzan Golant

An Evening with Farah Ramzan Golant Last week we heard from Farah Ramzan Golant, a fierce, inspiring (and yet gently self-aware) ...
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Boston Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sarah Coppersmith

We should all be so lucky as to do something we love. Thank you to those who joined Changemaker Chats Boston ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with June Cohen

Everything is Possible with June Cohen “As a "half inventor and half story teller," June Cohen has built an impressive career ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Portia Wu

Don't be afraid of failure...learn from it. This month's theme is growth, and here at Changemaker Chats DC, we had the ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Experience with Sallie Krawcheck and Matt Wallaert

What it will take to close the gender pay gap: A conversation with Sallie Krawcheck and Matt Wallaert Let's get one thing ...
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London Recap: Changemaker Chat with Erin McLaughlin

Stories of Transformation and Courage: An Evening with Erin McLaughlin Even from a young age Erin knew she wanted to be an investigative reporter ...
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Tara-Nicholle Nelson

SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Tara is the Founder and CEO of Transformational Consumer Insights (TCI), a strategy and consumer research firm. TCI creates consumer ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Majora Carter

"Not Now" Doesn't Mean "Not Ever" From pursuing a career in filmmaking to becoming an urban revitalization and economic development strategist, ...
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Boston Recap: Changemaker Chat with Lisa Tanzer

Life is Good. Lisa Tanzer is Great.  "You can either focus on the negative in life, or you can focus on ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Kate Clemans

Kate Clemans. Footsteps we can follow. In May we were lucky enough to spend time with Kate Clemans, President of Crowell ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Angela Guy

Happiness, Prosperity, and Health: The Personal Business Plan According to Angela Guy We all know about business plans, but what about a ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Barb Williams Hardy

A Changemaker Chat with Barb Williams Hardy: You are beautifully and wonderfully you With a little red in her hair, Barb showed ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat With Portia Wu

Don't be afraid of failure...learn from it  Thank you to everyone who joined us at our March DC Changemaker Chat. A ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Nilka Thomas

  Nilka Thomas on communication style, diversity & inclusion, and getting your voice heard. Nilka Thomas, Boulder’s first Changemaker speaker in 2017, ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sonal Shah

Changemaker Chats explored all things PIVOT, the theme for January's chats, with Sonal Shah, Executive Director & Professor of Practice ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sara Weinheimer

Sara Weinheimer on how to do it all, when to make a change, and who to listen to. (Hint: you'll ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Julie Hanna

If They Say No, Find A Different Path We had the privilege to host Julie Hanna, a self-described "recovering entrepreneur" at San ...
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Deborah Gillis

NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Deborah Gillis

Deborah Gillis may be the President and CEO of Catalyst, a global organization dedicated to accelerating progress for women through ...
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Tiffany Shlain

SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Tiffany Shlain

Finding Your Voice This month, Changemaker Chats started a conversation about ‘Voice.’ We sat down with Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and ...
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Victoria Espinel

DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Victoria Espinel

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for our DC Changemaker Chat with Victoria A. Espinel, President and CEO ...
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Carol Bowar

Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Carol Bowar

  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Changemaker Chat with Carol Bowar- Executive Director of GALS-Denver. Also, a huge thank ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Melissa Bradley

Pacing your journey…because it is yours to enjoy For the September theme of JOURNEY, Changemaker Chats DC had the pleasure of sitting ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Nancy Lublin

Own Your Spots... and Other Ways to Do You Nancy Lublin made a decision that changed her journey forever. To a ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Whitney Mortimer

Journeys to Self Discovery: A Changemaker Chat with Whitney Mortimer In September, Changemaker Chats across the country delved into the theme ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sarah Zak Borgman

Thank you you to everyone who joined us for Monday's Changemaker Chat with Sarah Zak Borgman - Director and Curator ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Shannon Thomas

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Changemaker Chat with Shannon Thomas - Co-Founder of Expedition Backcountry Adventures. Also, a huge thank ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Judith Williams

Start Where You Are. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Changemaker Chat with Judith Williams – Global Head of Diversity at ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Suzanne Powers

Bring Your Whole Self. This month, Changemaker Chats across the country delved into the theme of risk. In New York, we ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Experience with Blair Miller and Sarah Lewis

This is what courage looks like. A Changemaker Experience: On Courage with Blair Miller and Sarah Lewis This month in New York, ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Hana Dansky

A community can't be built by one person Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Changemaker Chat with Hana ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sheena Iyengar

This May we explored the theme of choice, and who better to discuss the topic than Sheena Iyengar, a world-renowned ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Meg Garlinghouse

Participate in Your Own Rescue Thank you to everyone who joined us for last Monday's Changemaker Chat with Meg Garlinghouse - Head ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Wendy Taylor

Here’s to Wendy Taylor The theme for this month's Changemaker Chat is Choice. In our chat with Wendy Taylor we learned ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sonya Hausafus

This month’s Changemaker Chat with Sonya Hausafus of Techstars reminded us about the importance of being open, honest and real in both our ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Helene Gayle

All Hail Helene Gayle The theme of Changemaker Chats this month is IMPACT, and over the course of our Chat with ...
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DC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Peggy Clark

The March  theme was IMPACT, and over the course of our Chat with Peggy Clark, we got to know how ...
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Boulder Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sherry Manning

How a ripple effect has the greatest impact The theme of Changemaker Chats this month is IMPACT, and over the course ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Kathy Calvin

C Stands for Cool Kathy Calvin is one cool Changemaker. How else do you describe a woman who teams up with world ...
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SF Recap: Changemaker Chat with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR OPPORTUNITY What do you get when you combine leading technology entrepreneur Sukhinder Singh Cassidy with 60+ women from ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Jocelyn Wyatt

LEARNING ON THE FLY Jocelyn Wyatt is a pioneer. How else do you describe someone who has been on the cutting ...
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NYC RECAP: Changemaker Chat with Maria Eitel

HONESTY IS FREE Want to see a room full of women leaning in? Put Maria Eitel in front of them and ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Leith Greenslade

FULFILLING YOUR FULL PUBLIC POTENTIAL Not to toot our own horns, but let’s face it: women have unique skills and experiences ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Julie Morgenstern

MAKING YOUR WORK LIFE WORK FOR YOU With 20-plus years guiding some of the world's upper echelon of leaders (think Oprah ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Pauline Brown

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION A belated thank you to everyone who could make it to our Changemaker Chat with Pauline Brown! There ...
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NYC Recap: Changemaker Chat with Lisa Linhardt

  We’ve all been there: sitting with a pint of ice cream contemplating our life path. For jewelry designer, Lisa Linhardt, ...
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