Women's Forum

Duke DC Women's Forum Coffee

DukeDC Women's Forum Steering Committee (left to right): Anna Pfeiffer; Sarah Hardesty Bray; Marta Perez Drake; Christy Gosnell; Caroline Brown; 
Denise Cetta; Val Broadie' Megan Tooley; Kim Reed.  Not pictured: Steffi Decker and Odaale Lamptey

The Duke Women's Forum of DC fosters connections between Duke women across the generations, and offers opportunities to connect with Duke University, its professors and alumnae.  The goal of the Duke DC Women's Forum is to bring Duke alumnae together through events, discussions and small gatherings that provide women's perspectives on various issues and current events that resonate with women in all chapters of their lives. It's about conversations and interactions that focus on who we are, not just what we do. It's about forming connections because we share the Duke experience.


Upcoming Events

2016 events coming soon!


Neighborhood Coffees

Neighborhood Coffees take place twice each year in various locations around the DC area. You can join Duke women of all ages (spanning graduation years from the 1940s to 2015) for informal get-togethers aimed at connecting us with each other and discussing interesting topics. You are free to attend any gathering that is most convenient to you, even if it's not in your own neighborhood. We also encourage you to bring along other Duke friends!
 
Our next Neighborhood Coffee series will take place in Spring 2016.  Please contact Anna Pfeiffer '77 if you are interested in hosting.  See pictures below from our Fall 2015 series.


Past Events

Fall 2015 Neighborhood Coffee Gatherings

Chevy Chase hosted by Ann Pelham

 
 
Alexandria hosted by Nancy Perkins
 

Arlington/McLean hosted by Maury Wray and Marta Perez Drake
 

NW Washington DC hosted by Steffi Decker, Caitlin Cleaver, Jessie duPont McDonald, and Melissa Yeo
 

Fairfax hosted by Beverly Redler
 

Potomac hosted by Anna Pfeiffer
 

Prince George's County hosted by Pat Baker-Simon



Bethesda hosted by Kimi Murakami
 

 

On September 26, the DC Women's Forum went wine touring through the Virginia countryside!  Stops include Breaux Vineyard and The Barns at Hamilton Station complete with tastings, tours and lunch.

 

On June 13, Duke Women's Forum of DC enjoyed a private docent-led tour of the beautiful Hillwood Mansion Estate & Gardens.  


Reading Resources

Read 5 Steps to Smooth Networking by Kerry Hannon
Read Why Women Should Join Networking Groups by Duke alumna Kerry Hannon.


Event Videos

Watch a video from our April 2013 "Engage, Connect and Influence in the Workplace and the World" panel discussion and presentation with Ora Shutll.

Watch a video from our June 2012 "Duke Women White House Appointees" panel discussion.

 

Spring 2015 Neighborhood Coffee Gathering

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Spring 2014 Neighborhood Coffee Gathering

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Fall 2014 Neighborhood Coffee Gathering

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DC Women's Forum Fall 2014 Coffees

 

Women’s Career Advisory Network (CAN)

Thinking of a career change? Trying to succeed in a new (or old) career?  Get career advice from seasoned and accomplished Duke women.

Welcome to the Women’s Forum Career Advisory Network (CAN)!  We are having a number of small, intimate pot luck dinners at the homes of Duke alumnae who are leading the way in their professional areas and who are willing to share their experiences and expertise with women who are interested in or already engaged in those same career fields. 

Dinners are planned throughout the year and details will be posted on this webpage as they are confirmed.

Contact Kim Reed T'86 at kimzbish@yahoo.com with questions, comments, or ideas.