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Making Her Story: A Special Series From Where We Live

This spring, Connecticut Public Radio's Where We Live sits down with three prominent Connecticut women from very different backgrounds.

Host Lucy Nalpathanchil will ask each about “her story” —  the journey that led them to success. 

We’ll explore questions like how have they confronted gender bias in their careers? How do they balance work expectations with their personal lives? And what do they want the next generation of women leaders to know? This live series will also be taped for broadcast on the popular Where We Live daily radio program on Connecticut Public Radio.

Join us for this three-part series, and bring your questions! Tickets include a brief reception with our featured guest, and Lucy Nalpathanchil, along with the production team from Connecticut Public Radio.


  • Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. (Curran Community Center, Gateway Community College, New Haven): Teresa Younger, President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. (Autorino Center for the Arts, The University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford): Sheila Horan, retired FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
  • Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. (Ridgefield Playhouse): Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

A brief welcome reception with refreshments will be held at 6 p.m. prior to each program.

Making Her Story Featured Guests:  

May 15, 2018 - CAROLYN MILES is President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Miles joined the organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education, and other programs. Miles' signature issues include hunger, learning outcomes, and ending preventable child deaths.

Past Speakers:

March 6, 2018 - TERESA YOUNGER has served as President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the oldest women’s foundation in the United States, since 2014. Under Younger's leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia campaign sparking a national conversation on feminism; funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse to prison pipeline; joined leading women’s foundations at the White House to announce a $100 million funding commitment to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls; and led a campaign to hold the NFL accountable for violence against women.

April 3, 2018 - SHEILA HORAN once served as the FBI's Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence. In November, 1973, she joined the FBI and during the course of her 28 year career, she served in the Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, and New York field offices and at FBI Headquarters.  Her fields of concentration were Foreign Counterintelligence, Counterespionage, and Terrorism. Horan held several senior executive positions including Acting Director of the National Security Division and Deputy Assistant Director of the Administrative Division. She served for five weeks in Nairobi, Kenya as the initial On Scene Commander following the bombing of our embassies in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998.  She was awarded the U.S government’s Distinguished Executive Award in 1999. 

The April 3 and May 15 events are sponsored by The University of Saint Joseph