AccessCircles Events

ASPEN | Hotel Jerome | July 21 – 24, 2016


Living Mindfully, Living Well

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Aspen for our ninth annual AccessCircles Aspen Forum.

This year's focus is “Living Mindfully, Living Well” and we have brought together preeminent thought leaders to share their cutting edge knowledge in the fields of mindfulness, neuroscience, ultralongevity and integrative medicine.

It is also our intent for you to create new friendships with extraordinary women who are sharing this experience with you. We know our greatest learning comes from each other so we hope you will contribute your thoughts, questions, passions and insights. While sharing the next few days together, we know we can collaboratively create a transformational experience.

On Saturday, we are excited to be partnering with the Aspen Brain Lab, founded by Glenda Greenwald, a Founding Member of AccessCircles. We know that the Aspen Brain Lab’s programming hosted at The Aspen Institute will offer us a unique way to think about neuroscience and the brain.

AccessCircles aligns with synergistic partners to support our Forum and to provide our members with their extraordinary services and products and we thank them for their support.

We are delighted to share this transformational time with you.




AccessCircles is a by-invitation global network for women providing connectivity, knowledge and access to thought leaders, resources and experiences that transform our lives and the lives of women around the world.

Our primary areas of focus, Health and Wellness and Life Planning, are of intense interest to us all as we make the daily and eventful choices that shape our lives, our families and our future.

AccessCircles members exemplify a vibrant and expanding network of accomplished women who represent intellectual, social, financial and philanthropic success. Our experiences offer us the opportunity to interact at small, private gatherings, retreats, memorable travel experiences and, through online connections. Each experience is unique and focuses on our core mission of providing transformational knowledge through world-class leaders to inform and educate our community.

Carolee Friedlander, former CEO and founder of Carolee Designs, is the visionary creator of AccessCircles. After the sale of Caroleeʼs business in 2001, she focused her passion and energy towards providing innovative resources and unique experiences to an influential group of women who could create change in their own lives and in their families, friends and com- munities. In 2007, marketing executive, Lynn Connelly joined Carolee, as a Founding Partner of AccessCircles with the goal and passion of creating a community that will enhance the lives of women around the world.




AccessCircles Founding Members are extraordinary women who exemplify leadership and preeminence in their respective fields. With their insight and wisdom, AccessCircles continues to grow into a trusted network for women, providing the power of connectivity, information and knowledge that is life changing for all of our members.

Rona Abramson, Bethesda, MD
Dale Atkins, Greenwich, CT
Joanne Bauer, South Chatham, MA
Lynn Connelly, Greenwich, CT
Nancy Donovan, Lake Forest, IL
Chaz Ebert, Chicago, IL
Elaine Eisenman, Wellesley, MA
Joni Evans, New York, NY
Carolee Friedlander, Greenwich, CT
Kusum Gaind, New York, NY
Nomi Ghez, New York, NY
Glenda Greenwald, Aspen, CO
Sally Guthrie, Clearwater, FL
Diane Halle, Scottsdale, AZ
Ann Kaplan, New York, NY
Joanna Lau, Boston, MA
Nan Levy, Greenwich, CT
Wendy Lucas Bull, South Africa
Susan Morrison, Lake Forest, IL
Robin Neustein, New York, NY
Helen Nitkin, New York, NY
Lori Ordover, New York, NY
Mary Pipino, Boardman, OH
Claudia Potamkin, Miami, FL
Betty Saks, Miami Beach, FL



Lynn Connelly
Founding Partner



Carolee Friedlander
Founder, CEO