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Women's Day

Visitation School Women's Day 2023

Visitation School Women’s Day is an occasion for Visitation Middle (6th-8th grades) and Upper School (9th-12th grades) students to step outside the regular curriculum and gain insight into careers, community involvement and current women’s issues. Women’s Day has been offered approximately every four years, the last event occurring in 2018. The 2023 theme is Trailblazers: Women Leading the Way. The overarching goal is to showcase different types of leaders and the many ways that women can trailblaze in various arenas such as science/engineering, performing arts, business/management, athletics, education, medicine, marketing/entrepreneurship, manufacturing and more! Interested in presenting at Women's Day? Please complete the form below. Visitation will provide presenters needed support with teacher support, technology and supplies.

Keynote Speaker - Rosalind Wiseman

For Women’s Day 23, we are excited to welcome Rosalind Wiseman for multiple speaking events at Vis. She is a multiple New York Times bestselling author whose publications include Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—which was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Rosalind is the co-founder of Cultures of Dignity an organization that partners with communities to reimagine how to bring dignity and social and emotional learning to all. As keynote speaker for Women’s Day 23, Rosalind will address both Middle and Upper School students.

We are also excited to welcome Rosalind for a special parent presentation on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at DeSales Auditorium. Creating heart-to-heart relationships is at the core of a Visitation education, and we are eager to host Wiseman as she talks about how parents can support their daughters as they navigate friendships, social media, and growing into their best selves. Relying on a principle-based approach, Wiseman provides parents with strategies to help turn common social challenges into teachable moments that cultivate resilience and confidence. Parents, especially of girls, should plan to attend this event. 

Women's Day Presenter Submission Form


Thank you for agreeing to participate in Visitation’s Women’s Day on April 5. We are delighted to welcome you and invite you to join us for the keynote presentation, lunch and an end-of-day social with presenters and Visitation faculty and staff. Please complete this form and we will be in touch regarding further details.

Women's Day begins at 8:15 a.m. with keynote speaker Rosalind Wiseman. Sessions begin at 9:20 a.m. and will be 50 minutes each. There will be four sessions throughout the day. Women’s Day takes Visitation students beyond the classroom with hands-on insights from women leaders like you into careers, other opportunities and current issues. 

When thinking about developing your session, considering the following:

  • How did you get where you are?
  • What do you love about what you do?
  • What part does creativity play in your career?
  • How have you been a trailblazer?
  • Describe some of the challenges you have faced and how have you overcome them?
  • What advice or message would you tell your younger self?

You will speak with Middle or Upper School students, around 12 to 20 in each session. Just like you were, they are energetic students with questions! If you can, think of a way to incorporate an interactive part into your session. Visitation will provide presenters needed support with teacher support, technology and supplies.

Please reach out to Katie Najjar, Alumnae Engagement Manager, Cecilia Petschel, Director of Communications and Marketing or Dr. Anna Barter, Director of Upper School with any questions.  

First Name
Last Name
Alumnae Information
Maiden Name
Class Year
Email Address
Share a short bio. This will be included in promotional materials
Session Title
Session Description
Please describe your session and topics you plan to cover
Do you need any equipment for your presentation: projector, computer, etc.
Please tell us about yourself
List any hobbies or interests
Additional Support
Is there anything else that we can do to help you prepare for Women's Day?