The Women Storytelling Salon


Have you ever wondered how a writer becomes a writer? What are the stories of women who tell stories (fiction and non-fiction) as a profession? The Women’s Storytelling Salon creates and documents these stories. It provides a multi-generational platform for women to share stories with each other – younger women to see what older women are doing, and older women to see what younger women are dreaming of and supporting them to make this their reality. It documents stories of women’s accomplishments, so that women are recognised for their contributions in this world. The Core Values that drive the Storytelling Salon are the 4Cs: Credibility: real and authentic stories; Contribution: stories reveal how every woman contributes to society in big and small ways, and is sometime completely invisible; Candor:openness and honesty in telling a story; Confidentiality: safe space to share stories
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Nandini Oomman is a Founding Curator of The Women’s Storytelling Salon™. She is fascinated by the art and science of storytelling even when she is being a global health and development specialist or a policy wonk in Washington, DC and around the world.  She has more than 20 years of public health research, programme and policy experience. Before she discovered the joys of creative self- employment and entrepreneurship she worked at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and at The World Bank in Washington, DC influencing the role of big development donors in global health. Earlier jobs at the Rockefeller Foundation and at an HIV/AIDS prevention organization in India, as well as consulting assignments with the Packard Foundation created a life long passion to improve women’s health and development around the world. Nandini has a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University, and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has published widely in academic journals, and has served on Boards of several non-profits in health and education.

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Age Group:  
16 January, 2017
Participants Limit:  
2.00 - 5.00 pm