A Doll's House, Part 2 ;  "A Woman's Place Panel"

1/24/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Join us on January 24 for a special "A Woman’s Place Panel" discussion following the 7:30pm performance. Featuring Tania Del Rio, executive director for the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement and Elisa van Dam, senior director of the Simmons University School of Business's Executive Education program.

Elisa van Dam brings a wealth of experience in corporate education to the role of senior director of the Simmons University Executive Education program. With her team and the Simmons faculty, she is responsible for producing high impact women's leadership programs that develop women leaders and ultimately improve gender equity. She facilitates workshops and coaches women participants on issues both at work and at home. Ms. van Dam is also responsible for the Center for Gender in Organizations, working with academics and practitioners to develop cutting edge research and support organizations in their pursuit of gender equity. She is the co-founder and serves as the chair of the Simmons Women's Initiative Forum, a networking group for people who are responsible for women's networks and employee resource groups. Outside of Simmons, Ms. van Dam maintains a private coaching practice, working with women on successfully navigating maternity leave. Prior to joining Simmons, Ms. van Dam was the Director of the Information Technology Programs at the Boston University Corporate Education Center for 2.5 years. She also has extensive experience in the corporate conference arena. Most recently, she was the Vice President, Content and Learning for a global corporate event management company. She is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Advisory Board and a co-chair of the Boston Chapter of 2020 Women on Boards. She is an IPEC Certified Professional Coach, and holds an ICF (International Coach Federation), ACC certification. She is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and is certified in the Hogan personality assessments. She earned her BA in International Relations at Brown and received her MBA with Honors from Boston University. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.

Tania Del Rio is executive director for the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, where she focuses on the mission of promoting gender equity by empowering women and removing systemic barriers to their advancement. Her focus is on three priority areas: economic equity, safety, and empowerment. In a previous role at the City of Boston, Del Rio worked as the diversity outreach officer for the Mayor's Office. She previously worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico on using data to identify barriers for female diplomats in the Foreign Service. Her work was presented with the Outstanding Policy Analysis Exercise and the Jane Mansbridge Research Awards for research on women and gender at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ms. Del Rio was also the head of the Protection and Community Affairs Departments at the Consulate of Mexico in Boston. In that role, she worked to protect the rights of immigrants in New England and collaborated with community leaders to amplify their advocacy efforts. This work put her in contact with people from a broad range of experiences, including prison populations, children and youth, faith-based and cultural organizations, as well as private sector partners in five New England states. Her experience also includes political advising and press relations. She holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from New York University.

About A Doll's House, Part 2

Who’s that knocking at the door? 15 years after slamming the door on her marriage, leaving her husband and children behind, Nora’s come home. Now a successful yet scandalous writer, she’s being blackmailed by a judge, and she needs her not-quite-ex-husband’s help. Not so fast, Nora. Your family has a few grievances they want to air! Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking 1879 classic A Doll’s House, Lucas Hnath’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit is a smart new comedy that raises fascinating questions about marriage and the ways the roles of women have – and haven’t – changed. Don’t miss your chance to see the most produced, most talked about play in America.

Approximate run time: A Doll's House, Part 2 plays in approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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