AccessCircles Events


ACCESSCIRCLES Health and Wellness Forum



Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Ocean House and our 12th AccessCircles Health and Wellness Forum. This year’s focus is, “The Intersection of Technology and Wellbeing” and we have brought together preeminent thought leaders to share their cutting-edge knowledge and wisdom with you.

We are passionate about women’s health and the impact that we know can be made if research reflects how men and women are different down to the cellular level. Our presentations will focus on how technology will affect us in the future from prevention, genetics, artificial intelligence (AI), sex differences, brain health and robotics to our longevity.

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 vision and provide our members with their extraordinary knowledge, services and products. We thank all of our partners that are here with us and especially our lead partners, Bessemer Trust and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School for their support and participation.

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 a 501c3, our mission is to provide education, thought leadership and connectivity to create sustainable and meaningful change in women’s lives. We are also focused on creating 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.

As women are now living longer than ever before in society, we are focused on providing 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.

AccessCircles has consistently hosted Health and Wellness Forums in Aspen (July), and either Miami or Palm Beach (January). Throughout the years AccessCircles has hosted over 300 transformational experiences. In addition, private retreats have been hosted at exclusive resorts and unique venues around the world for our community and our alliance partners.

AccessCircles was founded by Carolee Lee, the former CEO and founder of Carolee Designs, one of the world’s leading accessories brands. After the sale of her business in 2001, Carolee focused her passion and energy on women’s health and life planning issues with a vision to create AccessCircles.

Lynn Connelly, a leading marketing executive and former LPGA Tour Professional, with a passion for educating women on the importance of living a proactive life of wellness, joined Carolee as a Founding Partner in January of 2007.



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.

Dale Atkins, Greenwich, CT 
Joanne Bauer, South Chatham, MA 
Sandy Berrey, San Francisco, CA 
Marion Cameron, Chicago, IL 
Jackie Chariff, Miami, FL
Marilyn Chinitz, Greenwich, CT 
Lynn Connelly, Greenwich, CT 
Karla Dascal, Miami, FL
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 
Mary Foss-Skiftesvik, Southport, CT 
Kusum Gaind, New York, NY 
Glenda Greenwald, Aspen, CO 
Sally Guthrie, Clearwater, FL 
Lucia Hatfield, Los Cabos, Mexico
Susan Heeren Molzoni, Malibu, CA 
Ann Kaplan, New York, NY 
Joanna Lau, Boston, MA 
Carolee Lee, Greenwich, CT 
Nan Levy, Greenwich, CT 
Roberta Lowenstein, Oldsmar, FL
Wendy Lucas Bull, South Africa 
Susan Morrison, Lake Forest, IL 
Stacy Philips, Los Angeles, CA 
Claudia Potamkin, Miami, FL 
Betty Saks, Miami Beach, FL 
Ronnie Stangler, New York, NY 
Ceila Weatherhead, Cleveland, OH