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welcome to the washington, dc chapter

The Washington D.C. Chapter encompasses the Greater DC area, to include suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. 

In 2004, a core group of women enthusiastically joined together to establish
the D.C. Chapter of The Transition Network.



 

Our volunteer D.C. Chapter Leadership continues its dedication to the mission of TTN: 

To inspire and support professional women, 50 and beyond, through transitions.

Our members are vibrant, active women with a wide range of interests and talents who recognize that the years after 50 can be full of new pursuits and sources of learning and fulfillment. Located in our nation’s capital, we often take advantage of the exciting events, theater, exhibits, people and other opportunities that makes our area unique, all while creating special connections with each other.

Get Connected!
 Get Involved!  
 
   

GET CONNECTED: Find your fit.  We offer a variety of events and activities that encourage personal connections and promote networking. 

  • Transition support groups and workshops, including Rewiring, Transition Peer Groups (TPG), as well as Signature Programs on important aspects of transition such as personal resilience and women in transition discussions;
  • Charitable efforts to benefit women, organized by our Impact Committee;
  • Educational and cultural learning opportunities, including our new Conversation Series;
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) on topics of interest to members that meet on a regular basis determined by the group;
  • Book groups
  • Our chapter-based list serve keeps us connected informally
  • Latest news on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/TTNWashingtonDC/
GET INVOLVED: Find your place.
  • Volunteer your way.We are an all-volunteer chapter that is continuously looking for women with a desire to engage in meaningful ways – we match your interests with our Chapter’s needs.
  • Create the program you want: We are a self-directed, nationally and locally supported chapter that promotes new programs and communications that inspire our members and grow our membership.
  • See what’s possible: Contact us at dcchapter@thetransitionnetwork.org

 
Quotes from TTN Chapter Members
 
Rebecca De Los Rios: “When I retired after 30 years of working in Global Health, I felt like I was jumping into unknown territory without a parachute. By joining TTN-DC four years ago and being involved with many members and activities, I have had a strong safety net that's provided a lot of support; I’m happy to say that my transition resulted in a smooth landing!”

Members are excited about trying new things, meeting new people and being exposed to new ideas.
The enthusiasm that all members have for this organization keeps me engaged! They are so happy to have found TTN, love coming to meetings, want to have more activities and opportunities to do fun things and spend time together!

Keep up with TTN-DC on Facebook      

 

CHAPTER NEWS

May 16, 2020
DC Chapter Workshop - Be the Heroine of Your Own Life Story with Dr. Nicole Cutts

We joined Dr. Nicole Cutts, Psychologist, Success Coach and author of The Adventures of Isabelle series for this intriguing discussion in which we learned more about the heroine’s journey and how to apply this template to life so that we can follow our bliss, overcome obstacles and live our vision of success.

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May 15, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
Our weekly virtual lunch connections continue each Friday, where issues of the day are processed and discussed. Read more...

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May 8, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
Our weekly virtual lunch connections continue each Friday, where issues of the day are processed and discussed. Read more...

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May 5, 2020
TTN DC Tuesday Ted Talk - "What Makes A Good Life? The Science of Happiness"
A lively discussion was had after watching together the highly rated Ted Talk,  What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness. Seen more than 32 million times, this 12.5 minute talk looks at what keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life.
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May 1, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
Our weekly virtual lunch connections continue each Friday, where issues of the day are processed and discussed. Read more...

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April 27, 2020
TTN DC Chapter Workshop: On Resilience
In this fascinating and much appreciated workshop, facilitators, Barbara Beizer and Nancy Reller shared this refresher to help us connect to our resilience skills in support of a growth mindset.
 
It was a facilitated conversation designed to strengthen our resilience, with a focus on most effective self-care practices. 

TTN’s On Resilience designers and facilitators, Barbara Beizer and Nancy Reller guided our conversation toward a greater sense of self care and the creation of personal resilience practices. Barbara and Nancy have been researching Resilience for several years now and have facilitated dozens of sessions on this topic for a variety of participants. They hold a deep respect for honest sharing and credible data while offering appreciative guidance and practical tools. As coaches, they draw upon and leverage their professional experience in communications, leadership development, change and transitions. With intentional self-reflection, they create a space where learning from these purposeful conversations is possible. We will share our experiences, tools and tips for greater resilience. Read more...

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April 24, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
Our weekly virtual lunch connections continue each Friday, where issues of the day are processed and discussed. Read more...

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April 23, 2020
DC Chapter Workshop: Becoming Your Best Self
The workshop, "Becoming Your Best Version," was much appreciated by all who attended. 

Maria Leonard Olsen, attorney, radio show host and author of 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life (Rowman & Littlefield 2019), shared her personal story as well as strategies for using self-care to become your best version. 

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April 17, 2020
DC Virtual Coffee Connection
A good time was had by all at this virtual Coffee Connection. Members came and discussed strategies they are using in these challenging times to maintain serenity and happiness. Read more...

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April 16, 2020
Peer Group Orientation
TTN DC members interested in learning more about Peer Groups joined us for this brief overview of the value of being a peer group member. Read more...

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April 15, 2020
TTN DC Dining for Women
Our second Virtual Dining for Women was a big success! 
Next Dining for Women - May 20th. Read more...

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April 10, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
We had a great time at our second DC virtual lunch connection. It was good to process the crazy times we are living in with other caring members. Read more...

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April 10, 2020
TTN DC Game Night
It was our first Game Night - and it was virtual, to boot. Attendees played Quiplash together and vied for most clever responses! Read more...

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April 7, 2020
TTN DC Tuesday Ted Talk - Brene Brown
Together we watched Brene Brown’s famous Ted Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, then talked as a group about what we learned. Seen more than 46 million times, in this Ted Talk Brene explores courage, authenticity and shame.

Ted Talk Tuesday occurs on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Have suggestions for future Ted Talks? Please share them with us. Read more...

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April 3, 2020
TTN DC Lunch Connection
Our first Virtual Lunch Connection was a big success! As we get acclimated to Coronavirus and social distancing, it was good to visit with friends over lunch - even though we never left our homes. Read more...

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March 25, 2020
TTN DC Dining for Women
Our March Dining for Women dinner scheduled for March 25th was changed to a virtual meeting. Members grabbed glasses of wine and their dinners and joined each other on Zoom to watch the grantee videos together online!  TTN Member Elaine Sorensen led us in discussion about the grantees.    Read more...

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March 8, 2020
Women as Climate Justice Champions
On March 8th, members joined Dining for Women, UNICEF USA, and Women of Peace Corps Legacy for this International Women's Day event. Headliner was Dr. Tererai Trent, one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and the founder of Tererai Trent International, which aims to provide quality education in rural Africa. Read more...

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January 25, 2020
DC Chapter Workship: Living a Joyful & Purposeful Life
At the sold-out workshop, Living a Joyful & Purposeful Life, on January 25th fourteen TTN Washington DC members joined Emily Barrosse for a collaborative discussion in which they worked on defining those things that give them joy and the ways to create more joy in their lives. There was unanimous agreement that more friendships and more community raises the quality of our lives, and so at the end of the workshop attendees requested that the community continue. They plan to meet again as a group to continue their work on Sunday, March 1st.  
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October 28, 2019
Getting Unstuck
Thanks to our presenters, Robyn Pashby and Kelly Donahue for a terrific TTN October 28 event on Getting Unstuck. One of our speakers said of our TTN women, "What a lovely group of engaged women." Read more...

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September 27, 2019
Women In Transition workshop

Our late September Women in Transition Workshop facilitated by Barbara Beizer and Nancy Reller received a five star rating. One of our participants said, "The caliber and style/demeanor of the workshop leaders was excellent! This is an important program for TTN."

Learn more about what's coming up in D.C. this fall here: https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/events/wadc/

#womenover50 #careertransitions #nextact

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September 23, 2019
Dining for Women
DC Transition Network members gathered for a potluck dinner to benefit Dining for Women and a video presentation to learn more about this month's grantees: Edu-Girls Inc., working in India, and Street Child US, working in Nepal. Dinners are held bi-monthly in members homes. We'd love to have you join us! https://bit.ly/33ilDAF Read more...

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June 10, 2019
Empresses Exhibition
The DC Chapter enjoyed the Empresses exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery with Docent Thomas Gage. Read more...

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