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welcome to the washington, dc chapter

The Washington D.C. Chapter encompasses the Greater DC area, to include suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. 

In 2004, a core group of women enthusiastically joined together to establish
the D.C. Chapter of The Transition Network.


Our volunteer D.C. Chapter Leadership continues its dedication to the mission of TTN: 

To inspire and support professional women, 50 and beyond, through transitions.

Our members are vibrant, active women with a wide range of interests and talents who recognize that the years after 50 can be full of new pursuits and sources of learning and fulfillment. Located in our nation’s capital, we often take advantage of the exciting events, theater, exhibits, people and other opportunities that makes our area unique, all while creating special connections with each other.

Get Connected!
 Get Involved!  

GET CONNECTED: Find your fit.  We offer a variety of events and activities that encourage personal connections and promote networking. 

  • Transition support groups and workshops, including Rewiring, Transition Peer Groups (TPG), as well as Signature Programs on important aspects of transition such as personal resilience and women in transition discussions;
  • Charitable efforts to benefit women, organized by our Impact Committee;
  • Educational and cultural learning opportunities, including our new Conversation Series;
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) on topics of interest to members that meet on a regular basis determined by the group;
  • Book groups
  • Our chapter-based list serve keeps us connected informally
  • Latest news on Facebook
GET INVOLVED: Find your place.
  • Volunteer your way.We are an all-volunteer chapter that is continuously looking for women with a desire to engage in meaningful ways – we match your interests with our Chapter’s needs.
  • Create the program you want: We are a self-directed, nationally and locally supported chapter that promotes new programs and communications that inspire our members and grow our membership.
  • See what’s possible: Contact us at

Quotes from TTN Chapter Members
Rebecca De Los Rios: “When I retired after 30 years of working in Global Health, I felt like I was jumping into unknown territory without a parachute. By joining TTN-DC four years ago and being involved with many members and activities, I have had a strong safety net that's provided a lot of support; I’m happy to say that my transition resulted in a smooth landing!”

Members are excited about trying new things, meeting new people and being exposed to new ideas.
The enthusiasm that all members have for this organization keeps me engaged! They are so happy to have found TTN, love coming to meetings, want to have more activities and opportunities to do fun things and spend time together!

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January 25, 2020
Living a Joyful & Purposeful Life
At the sold-out workshop, Living a Joyful & Purposeful Life, on January 25th fourteen TTN Washington DC members joined Emily Barrosse for a collaborative discussion in which they worked on defining those things that give them joy and the ways to create more joy in their lives. There was unanimous agreement that more friendships and more community raises the quality of our lives, and so at the end of the workshop attendees requested that the community continue. They plan to meet again as a group to continue their work on Sunday, March 1st.  
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October 28, 2019
Getting Unstuck
Thanks to our presenters, Robyn Pashby and Kelly Donahue for a terrific TTN October 28 event on Getting Unstuck. One of our speakers said of our TTN women, "What a lovely group of engaged women." Read more...

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September 27, 2019
Women In Transition workshop

Our late September Women in Transition Workshop facilitated by Barbara Beizer and Nancy Reller received a five star rating. One of our participants said, "The caliber and style/demeanor of the workshop leaders was excellent! This is an important program for TTN."

Learn more about what's coming up in D.C. this fall here:

#womenover50 #careertransitions #nextact

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September 23, 2019
Dining for Women
DC Transition Network members gathered for a potluck dinner to benefit Dining for Women and a video presentation to learn more about this month's grantees: Edu-Girls Inc., working in India, and Street Child US, working in Nepal. Dinners are held bi-monthly in members homes. We'd love to have you join us! Read more...

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June 10, 2019
Empresses Exhibition
The DC Chapter enjoyed the Empresses exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery with Docent Thomas Gage. Read more...

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December 3, 2018
How to Take the Leap: Employment and Volunteer Opportunities After 50

The Washington DC Chapter of The Transition Network thanks Shelby Olson, MSHRM, PCC, SPHR Right Management,  and Elizabeth Mahler of Northeastern University for an engaging presentation and panel discussion this weekend on the topic of “How to Take the Leap: Employment and Volunteer Opportunities After 50”.  Read more...

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September 29, 2018
On Resilience Workshop
Is resilience inborn or are there ways for all of us to cultivate the skills that will keep us buoyant through life's many challenges? As it turns out, there is much to learn - from the experts and from one another. Our On Resilience Workshop was back by popular demand after rave reviews from past cohorts. This workshop, which was developed by our chapter, is now a Signature Program that is launching nationally. Chicago and Philadelphia leaders attended to learn how to implement On Resilience in their chapters.  Read more...

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September 4, 2018
Dining for Women
In Malawi, skilled nursing is so scarce that thousands suffer needlessly from controllable diseases. AIDS in particular takes a terrible toll. At this quarter's brunch gathering, we watched videos of projects supported by our dollars and those of other Dining for Women chapters nationwide. Our partnership with Dining for Women fulfills TTN's pledge to positively affect the lives of other women Read more...

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September 13, 2017
Extraordinary Tour to the National Gallery
TTN members and guests enjoyed a thrilling re-introduction to the National Gallery of Art's East Building on Wednesday, September 13.   Read more...

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July 23, 2017
The New Salon Series starts in October

TTN DC Chapter is pleased to announce the New Program: "The Salon Series" starting with 3 Sessions in October 2017

Salons are hosted by TTN Members, where small group of women come together for focused, professionally facilitated discussions on topics relevant to our members and potential members. Read more...

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June 16, 2017
TTN-DC Kicks off its Conversation Series with Great Success!
On a summer evening, in a city where entertainment options abound, an enthusiastic crowd of DC-area women gathered to talk about the intersection of grit, perseverance and transition with Robin Koval, co-author with Linda Kaplan Thaler of Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary. In a lively Q & A, Robin shared lessons of her transition from award-winning NYC advertising executive to her encore career as CEO of Truth Initiative.
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