Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series

Sigma Delta Tau is proud to welcome some of our distinguished alumnae to participate in our Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series.

We are currently in the process of scheduling Empowered Alumnae webinars for spring 2019. If you are interested in being a featured speaker or know an empowered alumna who may be interested, please complete the interest form. 


Past Webinars can be Found Here

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. EDT

Dr. Sally Goldberg, Ph.D., Alpha-Cornell University

Making the Most of Limited Time…Right from the Start!

Throughout the ages, most children have grown naturally during the first five developmental years. What is different now is parent availability. Whether poor, rich or in-between, parents today have limited time to spend with their little ones, and that is the problem. As a way to ameliorate that situation, Sally will be sharing guidelines and strategies that parents can use to promote development whenever they can. 


Sally Goldberg, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the field of early childhood education.

A prolific magazine writer, Dr. Sally has been published in magazines across the country. Her regular columns have appeared in Florida Wise, Florida Baby, Today’s Parent, and Viewpointe. Her unique, logical, and down-to-earth advice has been quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers including Parent’s Magazine and American BabyConsumer Reports featured her concepts in two major editions of Best Baby Products.

Dr. Sally worked for many years as an instructor of early childhood education on the adjunct faculties of Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, and the University of Phoenix. Well-known for her tools and strategies for self-esteem development, Dr. Sally is a national conference presenter and a frequent guest on TV and radio.

Dr. Sally has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. She lives in Fountain Hills, AZ and is a proud mother and grandmother. Check out Amazon’s complete selection of Sally Goldberg books and visit her website, Early Childhood News.

New Book: “Fun Baby Learning Games,” published June 1, 2018 by Gryphon House.

Recipient of the “Baby and Maternity Magazine 2018 Preferred Choice Award” Baby and Toddler Developmental Books Category.

Tuesday, January 22, 9 pm ET

Mandee Heller Adler, Beta-University of Pennsylvania

College Admissions: What to Look for and How to Get In!

Getting accepted into college is more stressful, confusing, and complicated than ever. During this Empowered Alumnae Speaker Series webinar, Mandee Heller Adler, Founder and Managing Partner of International College, will teach parents what their student needs to do in high school in order to stand out in the college admissions process.


Mandee Heller Adler is the Founder and Managing Partner of International College Counselors, one of the world’s largest independent college advising companies. In her current role, she and her team of expert college advisors provide individualized attention to students all over the world in order to aid them in properly tackling the undergraduate and graduate college admission process. Mandee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with Honors and two degrees – one from the Wharton School and one from the College of Arts and Sciences. During her four years at Penn, Mandee was an active member of Sigma Delta Tau’s Beta Chapter and was also the Panhellenic Council representative. After graduating Penn, Mandee worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. She then went on to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was selected as a Class Day Speaker. Mandee served on the Executive Board of the Penn Fund, and for 13 years worked as an alumni interviewer for the school. She was also President of the Penn Gold Coast Alumni Association, representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties

In 2014, Mandee authored the book, From Public School to the Ivy League: How to get into a top school without top dollar resources.  Her second book, International Admissions: How to get accepted to U.S. Colleges, was released in 2017. She is a Certified Educational Planner, a member of the Women’s President’s Organization, and a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Mandee spends a lot of time giving back to her community by providing counseling to underserved students, mentoring new college consultants, giving free presentations at non-profits, and serving on Boards. Mandee has helped hundreds of students reach their college goals. For Mandee’s work, she has been featured in a range of newspapers and media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money, NBC News, FOX Business News and US News and World Report.

About International College Counselors
International College Counselors is an admissions consulting company specializing in exceptionally personalized support for students and their families worldwide who seek acceptance to colleges and graduate schools in the United States. Families receive expert advice and guidance as it pertains to university selection, essay writing, application review, college visits, interview preparation, and more. The college advisors work one-on-one with clients to create individualized plans and get students accepted into the best fit school for them.