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SIREN Talks and Events 


































Creativity as Conduit: Our Year of Programming, January 2021 - December 2021


January – Getting Quiet and Getting the Best Creative Downloads in Work and Life.  Topics: Quiet walks, quiet meditations, and journaling.  Reinette Fournier, Wednesday, 1/13 at 6:00pm.

January - SIREN Board Meeting, 1/26 6pm (Zoom).

February – Everyone is Fried! Realigning Priorities, Redefining Importance. Gail Alofsin, Tuesday, 2/9 at 6:oopm

March – SIREN Happiness Hour / Walk and Talk.  Colt State Park, Bristol.  3/2, 10am. 

March - SIREN Member Meeting, 3/30, 6:30pm.


April – Non-profit leaders and their passionate supporters: Getting creative about fundraising and operations, round-table.  Kathleen Burke and Nicole Lewis, Tuesday, April 13, 6:00pm.

May – Book club, Time & Date TBD.

June - Creative Writing as Conduit: The Poetry of Halima Ibrahim. June 8, 6:00pm.

July – SIREN Happiness Hour / Walk and Talk, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, Date/Time TBD.

August -- Seasons of our Work – Claire Steggall-Murphy to lead a discussion on getting creative with your degrees, career, and how they can best serve you. August 24, 6:00pm.

September – Therapeutic Doodling / Mark making / collage by intuition.  Alayne White, September 14, 2020, 6pm

October - SIREN Happiness Hour / Walk and Talk. Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, 10/13, 10am.

November – Annual Fundraiser and SIREN programming kickoff for 2022, Date/Time TBD.

December – Holiday Gathering Date, 12/7, 6pm.

Talk/Event Details

  • Included in a SIREN membership are 3 talks per year.  Members may purchase additional talk/event tickets as desired.  To purchase a Membership please visit our Store. 

  • Please sign up for Talks/Events via the Eventbrite links listed under Talk/Event descriptions (forthcoming). 

  • Currently, most talks/Events are virtual. Zoom links will be provided for those who sign up via eventbrite.

  • In-person talks/events can fill up quickly so please register via eventbite early. 

  • Active SIREN Members may bring a friend to all SIREN Walk and Talks/Happiness Hours.

  • SIREN Member Meetings are for SIREN Members only.

  • Non-SIREN members may purchase purchase individual tickets through our Talks/Events talks.  Ticket prices typically range from $15-$20/talk or event.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a SIREN Talk/Event please email us!

Past Events

SIREN Pitch Night

Social Enterprise Accelerator Graduation

Free for all!  Please sign up.

June 11, 2020 6-7pm

SIREN Community Happiness Hour

Free for all!

*SIREN Member have in-person option

June 12, 2020 at 6:30pm

934 East Main Road, Portsmouth


Inspiring Woman Adventurers

May 12, 2020 at 6:30pm

Sarah Atkins and Bari Freeman

Virtual Event


Happiness Hour-UNTAMED Book Chat!

May 1, 2020 at 5:30pm

Virtual Event


Carrying the Load: Gender Equity and the COVID Response

April 21, 2020 at 6:30pm

Kelly Nevins

Virtual Event


Plant City: Sustainable Businesses and How They Flourish

April 14, 2020 at 6pm

Kim Anderson

334 S Water St, Providence


SIREN Curious? Learn about our Co-Op

March 30, 2020 at 11am

Virtual Event


The Stories of Women of Color Part II – Listening and Being an Ally

March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


Lead From Your Center with Elisabeth Swain

March 10, 2020 at 6pm

Elisabeth Swain

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


SIREN’s Coffee Talk!

January 30, 2020 at 10am

Jennifer Gee

575 E. Main Road (Rt. 138) Middletown


Strong Women: Stories of Women of Color

January 21, 2020 at 5:30pm

Xoli Burrell

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


Woman’s Best Friend: How Pets Support, Heal, and Transform Us

January 8, 2020 at 6pm

Kim Cipolla

Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation


Relationship-Based Networking: A Happy Accident

December 3, 2019 at 5:30pm

Social Enterprise Greenhouse and SIREN Women’s Cooperative

513 Broadway, Newport


Pop-Up Coworking in Portsmouth

October 22, 2019 at 9am

250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


Pop-Up Coworking in Portsmouth

October 8, 2019 at 9am

250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


SIREN Open House

October 1, 2019 at 4pm

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Building the Village

October 1, 5:30 pm

Melissa Richter Bowley

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Member Meeting

October 15, 5-6 pm

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

KMA Organizing Workshop

October 15, 6-7 pm

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Katy Annulli


Sprout Co-Working Meet-up

November 5, 5:30-6:30 pm

489 Main St, Warren

An Honest Look at Life in Caring for Terminally Ill Parents

November 12, 5:30-6:30 pm

Jennifer Shepherd

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Happy Holidays Meet-Up

December 11, 6:00-8:00 pm

*Location TBD

Member Meeting

January 7, 10-11 am

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

The Immigrant Experience in Work and Life for Local Women

January 21, 5:30-6:30 pm

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Career Transitions and Narratives of Personal Change

May 7, 10am

Kristin MacMannis and Kathryn Ouellette (SIREN co-founder),

934 East Main Rd., Portsmouth

*Member Meeting to follow at 11 am

Viewing/Discussion of Brene Brown’s A Call to Courage

May 14, 6-7:15 pm

Led by Jeannette Bessinger (SIREN member).

934 East Main Rd., Portsmouth


Member Meeting 

June 4, 10 am

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Supporting Your Birth Story and Positive Birth Outcomes

June 18, 5:30-7 pm

by the Newport Hospital Birthing Center Nurses

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Tackling Small Business Marketing and Social Media

June 25, 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuni Shartner and Suzanne McDonald (SIREN Member)

Innovate Newport

513 Broadway, Newport

Authentic Self-Expression and Positive Body Image in Social Media

July 16, 5:30-6:30 pm

Kimberly Fuller 121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth 

*Member meeting to follow at 6:30 pm


Words, Women, and the Water: Inspiring Recipes and Stories from the Ocean State Book Launch

July 20, 10-11:30 am

Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol RI

$15 members, $20 non-members

Dynamic Women Duos in the Workplace

July 23, 5:30-6:30 pm

Dina Karousos & Nicole Lucenti, Judy Hall & Jennifer Williams

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

Emptying the Nest and What’s Next?

August 6, 10-11 am

Linda Finn, 121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth

 *Member Meeting to follow at 11 am


E. Francis Paper Site Visit: Starting a Start Up

August 20, 10-11:30 am

Q&A with the Founders and their start-up experience

114 West Main Road, Middletown

Summer Deck Social (Members only)

August 23, 6-8 pm

*Location TBA

Women's Wellness after 30

September 3, 5:30-6:30 pm

Jeannette Bessinger

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth 

*Member meetings to follow at 6:30pm

Women, Words, and the Water Book Club

In collaboration with The Newport Society Club

September 10, 6-8:00 pm

The Blithewold Mansion, Carriage House

101 Ferry Road, Bristol

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