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									Notre Dame Club of Atlanta
   Women Connect Update
Overview
At Alumni Senate in the Spring of 2009, several clubs presented their initial rollout plans
for ND Women Connect. ND Women Connect has been developed as a response for a
need voiced by alumnae to have the opportunity to interact with each other socially,
professionally, spiritually and through service. Lauren Taylor, Current Club Co-Vice
President, Vilija Going and Monise Seward all saw a need for this new initiative in Atlanta
and began the exploration of ideas through the summer and early fall of 2009.

What is Our Mission?
Based on the knowledge gained from other current ND Women Connect groups and our
      initial brainstorming meeting, we have determined that our mission is:
1)    Meet and interact with other alumnae socially
2)    Mentor and network with each other for professional development
3)    Serve the Atlanta community and embrace our spirituality

Who are Our Leaders?
Vilija Going, Monise Seward and Lauren Taylor are the current ND Women Connect
Atlanta Chairwomen. Kristin Zielmanski is serving as one of our Professional Development
committee chairs. Araceli Bonilla, Jennifer Hamamoto, Meg McCarthy and Kristin Kuk are
also serving as a part of the steering committee. If you are interested in heading the
Professional Development Committee with Kristin, interested in heading the Social
Committee or Service/Spiritual Committee or serving as our Communications Manager,
please let one of us know! 21/28 responders thus far have said they would be interested!
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Demographics – By Class Year
      30




      25




      20




      15




      10




      5




      0
           1966   1973   1976   1979   1982   1985   1988   1991   1994   1997   2000   2003   2006   2009

     Alums from past 15 years are most prevalent in Atlanta
     Important to think about life stages when planning events and determining target audience



                           Alumnae in all life stages exist in Atlanta
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Demographics – By School of Study
300




250




200                                                                                                             Architecture
                                                                                                                Arts& Letters
                                                                                                                Business
                                                                                                                Engineering
150                                                                                                             Science
                                                                                                                Grad Business
                       247                                                                                      Graduate School
                                                                                                                Law School

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 50

                                                           62
                                                                     48         51
                                               29                                           29
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      Architecture     Arts&    Business   Engineering   Science     Grad     Graduate   Law School   (blank)
                      Letters                                      Business    School

           Arts and Letters is most common school of study for our alumnae
           Solid presence from all other schools


                     Alumnae with diverse knowledge bases are part of Atlanta
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Social Activity Preferences1
      18


      16


      14                                                                                           Pilates/Yoga
                                                                                                   Beer/Wine Tastings
      12                                                                                           Luncheons
                                                                                                   Happy Hours
      10                                                                                           Mothers' Group
                                                                                                   Cooking Classes
       8                                                                                           Cocktail Parties
                                                                                                   Shopping
       6                                                                                           Cultural
                                                                                                   Athletic
       4                                                                                           Book Study Groups


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            Beer/wine tastings and cultural events most selected choices
            Book groups, cocktail parties and luncheons also selected by at least half of the responders
            Mothers’ group could be niche group for select population of ND Women with children (12 respondees
           would be in favor of doing this)

                             Multiple Committee Heads/Members Needed!
1 – Based on 28 survey responses as of December 4, 2009
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Professional Activity Preferences1
    18


    16
                                                                               Current/New Women Student Sendoff
    14
                                                                               Lecture w/ND Prof

    12                                                                         Alumnae Panel


    10                                                                         Lecture from ND Grads

                                                                               Lectures from Other Influential ND
      8                                                                        Women
                                                                               Mentoring Students
      6
                                                                               Mentoring Each Other
      4
                                                                               Career Networking Lunches

      2


      0

           Lectures by ND Professors, Networking Lunches and Lectures from Other Influential ND Women most
          selected choices by over half of responders
           Mentoring could be niche group for select population of ND Women

               Committee Head: Kristin Zielmanski (one other needed, plus
                                committee members)
1 – Based on 28 survey responses as of December 4, 2009
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Service/Spiritual Activity Preferences1
16


14

                                                                                       Charitable Walks
12
                                                                                       Serving Dinner at Charities

10                                                                                     Charity Events for Catholic Schools in
                                                                                       Atlanta
                                                                                       Other Charity Events
 8

                                                                                       Masses
 6
                                                                                       Bible Study Groups

 4
                                                                                       Retreats


 2


 0

           Retreats selected by over half of responders
           Charitable walks, serving dinner at charities, and other charity events also selected by close to half of
          responders


                             Multiple Committee Heads/Members Needed!
1 – Based on 28 survey responses as of December 4, 2009
ND Women Connect Atlanta
Day of Week/Time of Week Preferences1
Days20
       18                                                                    Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays are most
       16                                                                   preferred days for events
                                                                Sunday
       14                                                       Monday
       12                                                       Tuesday
       10                                                       Wednesday
        8                                                       Thursday

        6                                                       Friday
                                                                Saturday
        4
        2
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Times
       25                                                                    Weekday Afternoons, Weekend Lunches, and
                                                                            Weekend Evenings are most preferred times for events
                                                          W/Day Morning
       20
                                                          W/Day Lunch
                                                          W/Day Afternoon
       15
                                                          W/Day Evening
                                                          W/End Morning
       10
                                                          W/End Lunch
                                                          W/End Afternoon
        5
                                                          W/End Evening

        0


1 – Based on 28 survey responses as of December 4, 2009
Kickoff Event Update
Estimated Time: 12 pm-3 pm

Potential Location:
Fado Irish Pub
 No spending minimum
 Confirm one week in advance

Steering Committee to Do:
Vote on location

								
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