Empowering our Alumnae Community


This fall, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Close Up and Hockaday’s Institute for Social Impact have partnered to provide innovative alumnae programming that is relevant, impactful and helps to strengthen alumnae’s connection to their classmates and the school community during this challenging time.

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About Hockaday Institute for Social Impact



Designed as a three-part series, Empowering Our Alumnae Community, will help alumnae navigate challenging conversations about political and social issues, and will create a robust network of alumnae leaders looking to make an impact locally, nationally, and as part of a girls school collective.

Each session will be 60-minutes in length and take place on zoom:

  • Session 1: Navigating Challenging Conversations – How can we navigate difficult conversations about social and political issues as a community of engaged alumnae? What strategies and approaches lead to productive engagement across differences of identity and ideology?
  • Session 2: Women in Politics – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and while recognizing that we have yet to achieve the goals of equality expressed in that amendment, we will hear from a panel of trailblazing women in local and national politics.
  • Session 3: Advancing our Legacy of Social Impact – By leveraging our collective voices as a strong girls school network, alumnae will come together to consider ways to have a meaningful impact on our communities, our schools, and future generations of women leaders.



  • To learn more or design a program for your alumnae office, please complete this form. If you would like to speak directly with Close Up or Laura Day, please email programsupport@closeup.org or lday@hockaday.org.