1stGenYale’s Inaugural Conference: Blazing Trails

1stGenYale Alumni Blazing the Trail:  Being the First

Inviting Yale alumni & friends — Celebrate being a trailblazer – 1st gen and/or from underserved backgrounds to graduate from college/graduate school. Program highlights:  meeting fellow alumni from across all schools, leading alumni keynotes, noted faculty-led discussions, inspiring alumni career panels, non-profit/company recruiting session, networking with incredible students, and much more. Our inaugural event will celebrate diversity of alumni from all cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender backgrounds. 

**There will also be a Non-Profit/Public Service Yale Alumni Panel (details at bottom)

Location:  Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

Date & Time: April 13-15, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Meet & Greet at Mory’s (cash bar), 306 York Street, New Haven

Main Program: Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 9:00am-dinner

Full program found here

Next Steps: Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 9:00am-11:00am


Yale Daily News Article


Questions: 1stgenyale@gmail.com

Sponsorship opportunities:  If you are not able to attend, please consider to be a sponsor which enables alumni to attend who are in mission-driven non-profits and public service.


Yale Alumni & Friends – Be inspired on Saturday, April 14, 2018!

Hear from successful 1st gen/low income Yale alumni in the public service field —education, social entrepreneurship, higher education, and non-profit — on the unique steps they took to launch, sustain, and develop their careers. Hear their perspectives and lessons learned for entering or building a profession with impact, and how to make your life’s mission and values your work.

Non-Profit/Public Service Yale Alumni Panel:
• Esther Addo ‘07
• Regina Bain ‘98, 01 MFA
• Jack Callahan, Jr. ‘80, moderator
• Lynn Hepburn ‘95
• Aaron Shipp ‘96
• Janna Wagner ’95, host
• Paul Whyte ‘93

Read their full biographies on https: 1stgenyale.org. Thank you Janna Wagner and all the alumni panelists for sharing your stories!

Come meet our corporate & nonprofit sponsors and learn about how they are recruiting talented 1stGen/underserved students (undergrad and grad & professional) and alumni/ae to expand their own leadership pipelines: Macquarie, AQR Capital Management, Honest Tea, Unilever, Girls, Inc., KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Schools, LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America), MLT (Management Leadership for Tomorrow), and New Haven Promise.