Who We Are
AccessCircles is a by-invitation global network for women providing connectivity, knowledge and access to thought leaders, resources and experiences that transform our lives. Our primary areas of focus, Health and Wellness and Life Planning, are of intense interest to significant women as they make the daily and eventful choices that shape their lives, the lives of their families and their future.
As a 501c3, our mission is to provide education, thought leadership and connectivity to create sustainable and meaningful change in women's lives. We are also focused on creating a community that spurs dialogue, action and transformation by enlightening and empowering women through the sharing of their collective knowledge and influence, and by tapping the wisdom of preeminent thinkers and industry pioneers.
As women are now living longer than ever before in society, we are focused on ensuring that the interface of health and wealth is fully understood by our community. We will explore all resources to ensure that the cogent information, access to critical resources and knowledge to live a healthy, productive and purposeful life, are readily available to us.
In July, 2018, WHAM! (Women's Health Access Matters) was launched in Aspen as an initiative of AccessCircles to focus on increasing awareness of women’s health issues and implementing strategies that will improve the inequities and bias in research and accelerate scientific discovery in women’s health. We are passionate about women’s health and the impact that we know can be made if research reflects how men and women are different down to the cellular level. Visit www.whamnow.org for more information.
AccessCircles has consistently hosted Health and Wellness Forums in Aspen (July), and either Miami or Palm Beach (January). Throughout the years AccessCircles has hosted over 300 transformational experiences. In addition, private retreats (50-300 women) have been hosted at exclusive resorts and unique venues around the world for our community and our alliance partners.
We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and transforming their medical care through the discovery, dissemination, and integration of sex and gender-based differences and the application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. With a focus on building awareness of Gender Precision Medicine, we intend to impact issues related to women's health and gender biology and for advocating for changes in public policy to improve the health of women by advancing the new field of Gender Precision Medicine.
AccessCircles was founded by Carolee Lee, the former CEO and founder of Carolee Designs, one of the world's leading accessories brands. After the sale of her business in 2001, Carolee focused her passion and energy on women's health and life planning issues with a vision to create AccessCircles.
Lynn Connelly, a leading marketing executive and former LPGA professional, with a passion for educating women on the importance of living a proactive life of wellness, joined Carolee as a founding partner in January of 2007.