The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, and Connecting with Other Women

Beacon Hill Women's Forum

September means back to school, and it also means that all kinds of activities and groups that disband for the summer months are getting started again too. If you live or work in Beacon Hill or a surrounding neighborhood, consider joining the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum this year! I have been a member for several years now (the group is only entering it’s 5th year), and it is such a fun way to get to know some new people, learn something different, and explore the city.

Beacon Hill Women's Forum

The monthly forums include a lecture on varying topics — anything from balancing parenthood with career, a life in the foreign service, obstetrics in developing countries, and stories from a professor who also competed internationally in ballroom dance (!) — so fascinating. This season’s talks (starting September 12) will include art as a career, restoring historical architecture, curing infectious disease, and more. The monthly forums also include a short introduction to a neighborhood business, as well as time ahead of the lecture to grab a glass of wine and chat.

Beacon Hill Women's Forum Beacon Hill Women's Forum

The group also organizes dinners at local restaurants, and has a group for mothers of young children and for members over 50. The backyard adventures series explores local landmarks or institutions.

Beacon Hill Women's Forum

The mission of the BHWF is to connect, inspire, and enjoy. I have found it to be such a welcoming group of women, and I really value how the members are of different ages and situations. Now I recognize and see neighbors around much more often! Take a look at the website if you are interested in joining. (Annual membership is $100-200 depending on age, and includes all monthly forums and many other events.)

Beacon Hill Women's Forum

If this group doesn’t make sense for you, perhaps there is something similar in your neighborhood. We have also loved making new friends through Wonder Women of Boston. Happy back to school, and hope you make a friend and learn something new this fall!

Images courtesy of BHWF, credit Susan Symonds of Infinity Portrait Design.

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