Shamare Holmes

SheWorks and Thrown Stone: Career Readiness for Women

Today’s blog focuses on the stories of two amazing women, Shamare Holmes and Wiktoria, a Thrown Stone intern, who are using their passions to carve space for others — and  to follow their own dreams.

Shamare serves as the Program Director for Live Girl, a New Canaan, CT organization founded by Sheri Weist in 2014 that provides year-round leadership development and mentoring for girls Grades 5 through college. According to Shamare, the program encourages middle school girls to “lead themselves,” high school girls to “lead each other,” and college-aged women to “lead in the workforce.” Read more

Women Entrepreneurs’ Happy Hour

July 23: Join us for Happy Hour

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’
HAPPY HOUR

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July 23 will be a special day in Ridgefield. It’s the first day both of Thrown Stone’s 2022 productions will perform on the same day. We start with a matinee of Hysterical! at 2pm and finish with an 8pm performance of Athena. Many Thrown Stone fans relish the chance to see both shows in a single day, with dinner in between.

This year, The Ridgefield Library and Thrown Stone are pleased to invite you to our Women Entrepreneurs’ Happy Hour, from 5-6pm on July 23 at the Ancient Mariner, located just steps away from Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance at Ridgefield Shopping Center. Featuring a lively panel discussion with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs in Ridgefield, this free program is an opportunity to hear “how they built it,” expand your network, and raise a glass to the women of Ridgefield. Read more

July 5: Positive Parenting at the Ridgefield Library

Positive Parenting

Resources for Teen Girls

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You read all the books, you join all the clubs, you drive her to all the activities — but even the most engaged parents might not be aware of all the resources available to them and their teen daughters in Western Connecticut.

Positive Parenting: Resources for Teen Girls is a panel discussion with youth leaders and experts throughout our region. They’ll tell their stories of helping teen girls thrive, and point you to the opportunities that are right for your teen. Read more

Shannon Barnes and Olivia Billings

A Sport of Skill, Speed, and Wit

“I love knowing for a moment that I’m objectively better than someone else. I spend so much time comparing myself to other people … even if it’s at this weird archaic sport. Maybe that’s why sports exist?” says Athena early in the play named after her. It’s a brilliant line that frames some of the deepest questions surrounding the sport of fencing, and perhaps all sports. What does it mean to win, to truly win? And is winning a product of the mind, of the body, or of both in tandem? And in what proportion?

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