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In 2001, a group of Loyola Academy mothers established the Women of Wisdom Society (WOW) to bring adults in the Loyola community together to share in the pursuit of knowledge. Every autumn since then, we’ve sought out some of the most distinguished and visionary professionals, educators, entrepreneurs and innovators of our time for a Tuesday-morning lecture and lunch series that’s lively, entertaining, sometimes provocative and always enlightening.

With its mission to connect and inspire women and men in the Loyola community with engaging speakers and intelligent conversation, WOW makes each Fall one of the most enjoyable and edifying seasons of the year.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2020 lecture series has been canceled. We plan to return in fall 2021 with a wonderful and inspiring lineup.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at

WOW Speaker Series

WOW Committee Chairs

Jill Rueth
Past Chair
Anne Michels

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  • Committee Members

    Mimi Brault
    Kim Bredemann
    Marcia Desmond
    Barbara Goschi
    Stacy Koch
    Maureen Kolada
    Jane Lyman
    Anne Michels
    Katie Nicolau
    Kathy Pappas
    Betsy Paquin
    Mary Petit
    Donna Placio
    Michelle Prassas
    Mary Rafferty
    Cindy Rowe
    Jill Rueth
    Janet Ryan
    Andra Starshak
    Diane Stone
    Amy Thalmann
    Monica Thuet
    Lisa Faremouth Weber
    Jody Weschler
    Anne Williams
    Maureen Wimbiscus

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