Join fellow alumnae for camaraderie and conversation inspired by a recent on-campus conversation between Anne-Marie Slaughter '80 and Arianna Huffington.

Strive AND Thrive!  

How do you define success? Moving upward? Reaching your goals?

How has your definition of success changed over time?

Are you as conscientious about charging yourself as you are about charging your cell phone?

Giving and getting:  What roles do they play in achieving success? 


Join Princeton women in the Chicagoland area for an evening of conversation and camaraderie. Over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, we’ll engage in casual small group discussions prompted by the recent event on campus, “Redefining Success: A Conversation with Arianna Huffington and Anne-Marie Slaughter.” 

We ask that participants watch the one-hour video (available at prior to our get together and/or read Arianna Huffington's book, Thrive. Think of it as an assignment in preparation for a precept, but if you don’t have time, you can still participate in the conversation! We’ll discuss different models of pursuing careers while devoting time to family, friends, our passions and ourselves. All are welcome: women with kids, single women, retired women, women who work in the home, outside the home, and every combination in between.  

Our book selection is 

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.  Scroll down for more information.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6 - 8 pm
BellyQ Restaurant
1400 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607

Click HERE to reserve - extended through Sept 10th @ noon!  Space is limited by restaurant capacity.

Tickets:  $20 to help cover costs for food and chef's dining room.

Questions?  E-mail Elizabeth Balthrop '01 at or Patricia Li '08 at  


THRIVEArianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?

As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.