What Do Women Want?

November 30, 2009
A classical sculpture of a woman
 

What does power look like in women's lives? How does power affect women physically, emotionally, and financially? How can women leverage their power to take bold risks and support others to do the same?

These and other questions will be discussed during the February 2010 Duke in Depth program, "Money, Sex & Power." Named for a popular women's studies course, the weekend program will explore issues of women and power through three themes: finding one's personal power, developing the power of connections, and exercising power in the world. Components of the program will include keynote speeches, breakout workshops, informal conversations, and networking sessions.

Participants are invited to attend a reception at the home of President Richard H. Brodhead and Cindy Brodhead. The event is open to the general public.

Duke in Depth is an initiative of the Duke Alumni Association's education and travel program. Other campus sponsors of the February 26-27 event include the women's-studies department, the Office of University Development, and the Office of the President.

Duke in Depth is a continuation of programming efforts designed to provide intellectual exploration for alumni and members of the community in a variety of fields. Last year's program was an exploration of the Bloomsbury group and attracted 215 participants. Previous topics have included the life and work of Reynolds Price '55 and a look at how other countries perceive the U.S.