La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

Stem cell researcher Dr. Victoria Fox was set to speak to members of La Femme about her experiences as a woman in science and the importance of stem cell work Jan. 9, as of press time. Fox is the CEO of PluriCORE, which provides consultants for researchers who are hoping to incorporate stem cells in […]

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Alumna speaks on women in the work force

Senior Vice President of Global Communications Celebrity and VIP at Marc Jacobs Celine Khavarani ’95 spoke to members of La Femme about her experience as a woman in the work force. In past years, Khavarani has come back to campus to talk to students about her progress in the fashion industry, but today was the […]

La Femme club hosts town hall to address dress code

La Femme club leaders held a town hall meeting open to all students Tuesday afternoon to discuss the newly enforced dress code with Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick. After Resnick informed students and parents of a stricter dress code policy in an email Sept. 28, some students disagreed with its guidelines, which sparked […]

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

The La Femme club organized events daily from March 21-24 to support Women’s History Month and plans to promote Denim Day April 27. The feminist group aims to raise awareness about gender equality and rape prevention with their events. La Femme will help support the upcoming Denim Day, when students are encouraged to dress in […]

La Femme sells gender equality T-shirts

La Femme sells gender equality T-shirts

The La Femme club sold T-shirts advocating gender equality Feb. 23-26 on the quad, selling out of the shirts a day before the scheduled end of the sale and taking orders for additional shirts. Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas will have a pie thrown in his face at the next First and Third assembly […]

Women’s group visits La Femme Club

Representatives from Linda’s Voice spoke to the La Femme club Monday during activities period. Linda’s Voice is an organization started by three sisters whose mother was murdered in a case of domestic violence. The organization’s purpose is to empower all women to work together to end domestic violence. They also strive to help women in […]

La Femme club focuses on new project to promote feminism

La Femme club focuses on new project to promote feminism

The La Femme club created a new project called Feminists of Harvard-Westlake this year. “It’s a way for the student body to de-stigmatize the feminist movement and open everyone’s mind to feminism,” Elizabeth Edel ’16 said about the project. La Femme focuses on holding discussions on gender equality at the school. Edel, Kamala Durairaj ’17, […]

‘Grey’s’ actress discusses role

Jessica Capshaw ’94, the actress who plays pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins on “Grey’s Anatomy,” talked to girls Oct. 6 about her childhood, playing a lesbian character on the show and adapting to the challenges in her life. The La Femme club invited all upper school students to attend Capshaw’s talk in Feldman-Horn. As a child, […]

Banks cancels for La Femme meeting

Singer-songwriter and musician Jillian Banks ’06 will not speak as planned at Monday’s La Femme club meeting. “[Banks’] management contacted [alumni administrator Janiece] Richard over the weekend to let us know that she has extended her time in Europe to conclude on an important collaboration that had been scheduled prior to our meeting,” Executive Assistant […]