College Success Forum

Building Futures for Women and Girls

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00-11:30am

Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room 1A, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford

60,000 women and girls live in poverty in Greater Hartford. The Aurora Report reveals that a woman who attains a Bachelor’s degree earns about $47,000 a year, while a woman with a high school diploma earns about half as much. Education is a key to achieving financial stability and improving the lives of families. In Hartford County, only 33% of all women, 17% of African American women and 13% of Latinas get Bachelor’s degrees. Join us for an exploration of the obstacles preventing women from succeeding in college, and learn about innovative programs that propel women to success.



State Rep. Matt Ritter, House Majority Leader


Carolyn Van Newkirk Hoffman, Aurora Board Member


Karen Jarmoc, Chair, CT Commission on Women, Children & Seniors, Aurora Board President

Estela Lopez, Ph.D., Former Provost, CT Board of Regents for Higher Education, Aurora Board Member

Gena Glickman, Ph.D., President, Manchester Community College

Rhona Free, Ph.D., President, University of Saint Joseph

David Johnston, Executive Director, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence

Tara Spain, Vice President & COO, Travelers Foundation

Amy Jaffe Barzach, Director, The Women’s Advancement Initiative, University of Hartford

Deborah Ullman, CEO, YWCA Hartford Region

Jessica Floyd, Student, University of Hartford

Aeriel Denmark, Student, Manchester Community College


Diane Smith, Journalist, President, Diane Smith Media

Join us to find out how you can make a difference!

For more information contact Laurie Robillard, or 860.881.4926