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Her Friends Call her Lady Jaguar

Her friends call Carolina Saenz-Bolanos Lady Jaguar, and for good reason. She has spent years walking in Costa Rica’s wild places seeking the sacred jungle spirit, the creature of legend, the capstone species of the nation. She has seen peccary herds explode in fear. She has heard the jungle hush. She has seen jaguars swimming […]

The Massachusetts Women’s Forum hosted 828 leaders from thirty countries

The Massachusetts Women’s Forum hosted 828 leaders from thirty countries last fall.  The Conference provoked debate about education, entrepreneurship, global food, and women’s health–but also facilitated intimate discussion amongst attendees.

At a dinner I sat next to a Lebanese woman who said she was a security consultant working in Iraq.  Surprised, I asked if she wasn’t […]

Canadian Geographic Runs Excerpt of the LiveBig! book and an Interview with Heidi

An excerpt from Heidi’s forthcoming book LiveBig! is featured in Canadian Geographic’s January/February 2016 print edition. Editor Aaron Kylie’s interview of Heidi is on their website at http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/jf16/live-big-avalanche-author-heidi-wyle.asp.

The book is an historic story of tragedy to triumph and reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the tragic 2003 avalanche that buried a school group of 17 from […]

Working to promote female leadership

It is my honor to be President and Chairman of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, 175 preeminent Massachusetts women working to promote female leadership in a peer community. It is a heady time for Massachusetts—in addition to our senior Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representatives Niki Tsongas and Katherine Clark, four of our top elected officials are women: […]

Portrait of grief—a bereaved mother

In Rome a few months ago, I stood in the Borghese Gallery quietly grieving before Raphael’s painting Deposition.

In 1507 Atalanta Baglioni commissioned Raphael to paint a “portrait of grief” in memory of her son Grifonetto, recently killed in a family feud after a party. Deposition depicts Mary lamenting over Jesus’ body just removed from the […]

Every cell has a sex

Dr. Paula Johnson deserves the credit for the National Institute of Health’s 2015 directive that female subjects must be included in early stages of drug research. It seems such an obvious, common-sense concept that it shouldn’t have taken 128 years since the founding of the NIH in 1887 for such inclusion to become reality.

Dr. Johnson, […]

Video of whiteout hitting Selkirk Lodge

A storm came up valley and bashed the lodge with hail and whiteout conditions.