The Women's League is introducing "power breakfasts," a series of informal morning get-togethers for women in the MIT community starting next month.
Breakfasts are scheduled early enough on weekdays to encourage women with work responsibilities to participate. Each breakfast will feature a menu prepared by chef Peter Rhein, a faculty or staff guest speaker and the opportunity for informal conversation with colleagues.
The first breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, from 8-9:30am. Seating for each breakfast is limited to 32 guests who make reservations by purchasing a ticket from Sis de Bordenave, administrative coordinator in the Women's League office, Rm 10-342. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 each.
The guest speaker on March 26 will be Rosalind Williams, dean for undergraduate education and student affairs. She will informally discuss her goals and objectives in her new role, reflecting on the professional choices which have brought her to this position. Professor Williams came to MIT in 1980 as a research fellow in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. She joined the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies as a lecturer in 1982, with subsequent appointments as assistant, associate and full professor. From 1991-93 she served as associate chair of the faculty, and in 1995 was named dean for undergraduate education.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 26, 1997.