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Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our 11th annual AccessCircles Aspen Forum.

We are honored to convene a dynamic group of leading scientists who have paved the way for improving the health and wellbeing of women by transforming their medical care through the discovery, dissemination, and integration of sex and gender-based differences and the application of this knowledge to the delivery of care.

Our discussions and interviews will reveal the history of where we began on this journey, what the landscape looks like now, and a perspective on what the future holds.

As women are living longer and more productive lives, we want to be sure that our focus on “Living Long, Living Well” brings together the preeminent thought leaders to share their cutting-edge knowledge and passion with you in all of the areas which will affect your health and wellbeing.

It is also our intent for you to create new friendships with extraordinary participants 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 can collaboratively create a transformational experience.

AccessCircles aligns with synergistic partners who support our Forum and provide our members with their extraordinary services. 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.  

Our primary areas of focus, Health and Wellness and Life Planning, are of intense interest to significant women as they make the daily and eventful choices that shape their lives, the lives of their families and their future.

As women are now living longer than ever before in society, we are focused on ensuring that the interface of health and wealth is fully understood by our community. We will explore all resources to ensure that the cogent information, access to critical resources and knowledge to live a healthy, productive and purposeful life, are readily available to us.

Our mission is to create a community that spurs dialogue, action and transformation by enlightening and empowering women through the sharing of their collective knowledge and influence, and by tapping the wisdom of preeminent thinkers and industry pioneers.

We are focused on building awareness of Gender Precision Medicine and intend to impact issues related to women’s health, research and gender biology to improve the health of women by advancing and supporting research and the emerging field of Gender Precision Medicine.

Carolee Lee, the former CEO and Founder of Carolee Designs, is the visionary creator of AccessCircles which was founded in 2006.

In 2007, former professional athlete and marketing executive, Lynn Connelly, joined Carolee as a Founding Partner of AccessCircles.



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 
Dr. Dale Atkins, Greenwich, CT 
Joanne Bauer, South Chatham, MA 
Sandy Berrey, San Francisco, CA
Marion Cameron, Chicago, IL
Marilyn Chinitz, Greenwich, CT
Lynn Connelly, Greenwich, CT 
Mayi de la Vega, Miami, FL
Gina Diez Barroso, Mexico City, Mexico
Nancy Donovan, Lake Forest, IL 
Chaz Ebert, Chicago, IL
Joni Evans, Pound Ridge, NY
Dr. Jeannie Fontana, Los Angeles, CA
Kusum Gaind, New York, NY 
Nomi Ghez, New York, NY 
Glenda Greenwald, Aspen, CO 
Sally Guthrie, Clearwater, FL 
Lucia Hatfield, Los Cabos, Mexico
Ann Kaplan, New York, NY 
Joanna Lau, Boston, MA 
Carolee Lee, Greenwich, CT
Nan Levy, Greenwich, CT 
Wendy Lucas Bull, South Africa 
Susan Morrison, Lake Forest, IL 
Stacy Phillips, Los Angeles, CA
Mary Pipino, Boardman, OH 
Claudia Potamkin, Miami, FL 
Betty Saks, Miami Beach, FL
Dr. Ronnie Stangler, New York, NY
Ceila Weatherhead, Cleveland, OH