SIREN Speaker Schedule 2019-2020

All talks are FREE for SIREN members

$10 for non-members unless otherwise noted

NON-MEMBERS: Please RSVP through Eventbrite

Evenbrite links are available on our Facebook page

*Member meetings are exclusively for SIREN members 

Upcoming Events

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

Authentic Self Expression

February 11, 5:30-6:30 pm

Kim Fuller

121 Linden Lane, Portsmouth


Past Events

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



All profits from this event will go toward our

Ready to Work Exchange Program coordinated with Lucy's Hearth

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