Creating a Global Network
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 passionate about all aspects of equality in our lives and 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.
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.
We partner with leading institutions who offer us the wisdom, experience and connectivity of their renowned centers and offer us cutting edge knowledge and the ability to influence our care and well being.
Access Life Planning
AccessCircles creates intimate, peer-to-peer settings and hosts expertly led dialogues that investigate the key life planning issues we must all address. That includes stewarding wealth in the current environment as well as for future generations.
We collaborate with leading institutions who understand at the needs of accomplished women and who offer wisdom and guidance to preserve, grow and sustain wealth.
At Dinner Dialogues, remarkable thought leaders are invited by AccessCircles to set the stage by sharing their expertise. Inevitably, this generates deep conversations around the relevant issues and transitions of our lives, careers and families. Outside experts and thought leaders are often invited to share their wisdom on particular topics.
Our two-to-four day Ultralongevity and Wellness Forums include preeminent physicians, academics and masters in their fields who share their compelling insights and wisdom with us. Forums offer time to replenish and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit while you absorb life-changing insights along with other like-minded women.
AccessCircles designs private international journeys to locations around the globe where we can explore the habits, culture, food and wellness practices that contribute to the wellbeing of the countries we visit. Each experience is jointly created with our best-in-class alliance partners. Our trips also include the opportunity to meet personally with influential and noteworthy women who live in each destination to provide exclusive views and insider access to the history, culture and wellbeing of the country we are visiting.