Graphic of a side profile of a woman with multicolor hair is part of the Council of Lafayette Women logo on a white background.Lafayette College will welcome alumni, parents, and friends to campus on March 23 for the biennial Council of Lafayette Women (CLW) conference. Presentations on a variety of topics will include launching a successful business, the power of mentorship, speaking without fear, and more. 

Simmone Taitt ’04, CEO and Founder of Poppy Seed Health, will deliver the keynote address focused on building a better future for maternal health care. Among the talented group of presenters and panelists: Lafayette College President Nicole Hurd; 2024 Lafayette Commencement speaker Amy Herman ’88; and Elaine McCluskey Stomber ’89, P’17, P’21 and Ana Ramirez Luhrs from Lafayette Libraries, who will offer private access to the College Archives. 

“We are proud to showcase the talent that exists within our community—the accomplished, creative, entrepreneurial, and academic achievements of our very own alumni, faculty, and staff,” explains Ellen Poriles Weiler ’83, council chair. “It is our hope that each session presents new insights and perspectives, and that each conversation serves as a springboard to forge new and lasting relationships within the Lafayette community.”

The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 23. The first session will take place in the Bergethon Room in Marquis Hall. Subsequent sessions will be held at various locations on campus. 

The event is open to the public, but registration is required.

The Council of Lafayette Women (CLW) strives to strengthen the connection between Lafayette women and the College, and among one another, through increased participation in campus and alumni activities. The Council encourages the involvement of all members of the Lafayette community—alumni, students, faculty, friends, parents, and staff. To learn more about the Council, contact Mary Neuenschawnder at


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