ADVISA invites you to Field Trip Women's event

As women, we nurture the ones around us.

We’ve raised kids into adults, maybe even cared for our own parents, and lead teams through prosperous and trying times. We give energy and permission to the people around us every day to live their best lives.

ADVISA is writing this permission slip for you.

ADVISA’s new Field Trip series is designed specifically for women later in their career, not quite ready for retirement, who are planning their next chapter.

In a sea of women’s conferences inviting you to lean in, amp up, be bold, and say “yes!”, we’re inviting you to join a group of accomplished over-40 women to lean back, restore, and say “yes” to someone new—you.


New Directions
We often think of new directions applying to us only when we are young. As we mature, we often assume that there are no new directions, only the old ones. But the need for new directions arises again and again in our lives, not just once upon a time, but all the time. Sandy will guide us through the questions, “How do we move from a career that helped to define who we are to discovering who we may become?” and “How do we decide what to do with our time when nothing fills it?” Sandy’s presentation celebrates the words of Robert Frost: “The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.”

Sandy Sasso


Bringing the Past to the Present
There are no stories quite as powerful as those handed down to us. Within them are clues to not only who and where we come from, but who we are and how we belong. The stories seldom answer our questions. They mostly serve to ask them. When standing on the threshold of change, when there are questions and few, if any answers, Carol will illuminate the path of the ancestors to help discover what questions their stories are asking of us today.


Carol Faenzi

Author & Coach

Who Shall We Yet Become?
When asked what the favorite period of his career was, Picasso answered, “The next one.” Memory and anticipation—that hinged duality between which the real story of our life plays out—offers a daily landscape of terror, desire, disappointment, and joy abundant. Willow will take us on a journey that examines her certainty that: This life is not what I expected, nor will it ever be. She will guide us to remember, learn, and savor, yet ever anticipate what is to come with a sense of wonder, discovery, courage, and passion. Yes, the reality is “we are what we are.” But who we shall yet become is, as Shakespeare once said, “The stuff that dreams were made on.”

Willow Hambrick

Writer & Educator

Event Details

Upcoming Field Trip Details

Join us for our inaugural Trip on Friday, September 14, at Indianapolis Propylaeum. This field trip features the wise, celebrated rabbi Sandy Sasso, author & coach Carol Faenzi, and writer and educator Willow Hambrick. They’ll all be sharing their own stories of trial and triumph in a setting inspired by women who paved the way.

Who should attend?

ADVISA welcomes everyone to our Field Trip series! The context of our September 14 Field Trip is designed for over-40 women later in their career and planning their next chapter in life. If you or a friend would benefit from this topic, join us!

Why should I attend a Field Trip?

Field Trip exists to help you:

  • Question your “should’s”
  • Embody the totality of your experiences
  • Integrate your personal and professional self
How much does each Trip cost?

Ticket price is $50 per person to support the Indianapolis Propylaeum and The Field Trip project.

What can I expect?

Click here to view the Field Trip Agenda for Sept. 14. 

Propylaeum parking is located in the lot just north of the building on the west side of Delaware street. If you’re able, please enter through the front doors. A handicapped accessible entrance is located in the back of the house.

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