Jessica Bacal, Editor of "Mistakes I Made at Work" and Director of Smith's Wurtele Center

Also participating will be Smith alumnae, clinical psychologist Tara Goodrich '91 and educator/activist Ileana Jimenez '97.

Smith women don't make mistakes...right?  Come out for good food and honest talk about managing and learning from real mistakes at work.  


Jessica BacalMS.Ed., M.F.A.,  Director of The Wurtele Center for Work & Life  and editor of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong (2014) will be joined by Smith alumnae, clinical psychologist Tara Goodrich '91 and educator/activist Ileana Jimenez '97.




Thursday, April 23, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm 

The Culture Center

410 Columbus Avenue 

(between W. 79th - 80th Streets)

$20 members/$30 non-members


For more information about Ms. Bacal, please visit  

For more information about The Smith College Wurtele Center for Work & Life, please visit

For 18 years, Ileana Jiménez has been a leader in the field of feminist and social justice education. In an effort to inspire teachers to bring women's and gender studies to the K-12 classroom, she launched her blog, Feminist Teacher, in 2009; she is also the creator of the #HSfeminism and #K12feminism hashtags. Based in New York, Ileana teaches innovative courses on feminism and activitism that have gained the attention of education and activist circles. In 2010, she was named one of the 30 Women Making History by the Women's Media Center; later that year, she was named one of the 40 Feminists Under 40 by the Feminist Press. She is also the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching, for which she traveled to Mexico City to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBT youth. Sought after for her insight on education, she has written for Feministing, Gender Across Borders, the Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, On the Issues, the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, and the Women's Media Center. A frequently-asked speaker on feminism in schools, she travels nationally and globally to speak to educators in both secondary and higher education. She received her B.A. in English Literature at Smith College, and an M.A. in English Literature at Middlebury College.

Tara Goodrich, PhD is a clinical psychologist who has a speciality in working with parents, children, adolescents and young adults. After graduating from Smith College, she received her doctorate from Adelphi University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in college mental health. Dr. Goodrich worked at Soho Parenting Center obtaining extensive experience working with a wide range of parenting concerns. She also worked at Iona College Counseling Center, as a supervising psychologist, and the Coordinator for Alochol and Drug Services. She has a full-time private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Goodrich also lectures and leads groups for parents at private schools.



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