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The Monday Night Speaker Series is held at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton. The lectures are typically the first Monday of the month, October to May, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Newton Women's Forum provides a delicious dinner and wine, followed by a 45-minute speaker at no cost to members.

Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of $35 per evening. Guests who join within 30 days of attending can apply the $35 fee to their annual membership dues.

If you would like to attend as a guest, please RSVP by the Thursday before the speaker series event by emailing us at newtonwomensforum@gmail.com.

2023-2024 Speakers: Contact!

  October 2, 2023

Blind and Low Vision Communication

David Kingsbury works as an assistive technology instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind. He is the president of the Bay State Council of the Blind, an organization that advocates for the community's interests. Prior to becoming blind in 2004, David worked in international development as an agricultural economist and for the United Nations. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and Chad.

November 6, 2023


Cheryl Hamilton is founder and executive director of Stellar Story Company. She is also the creator and director of Suitcase Stories.

March 4, 2024

Star Search

Andrés A. Plazas Malagón, Project Scientist for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.

April 1, 2024

Indian Matchmaking

Radha Patel is the founder of Single to Shaadi.

May 6, 2024


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