Women's Forum

The Duke Women's Forum of DC is a network of Duke women in the DC area created to foster connections across the generations, to provide personal and professional development opportunities, and to offer opportunities to connect with Duke and its professors and alumni.

The goal of the DC Duke Women's Forum is to bring Duke alumnae together through programs, 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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

See below for dates and locations for the Spring 2014 Neighborhood Coffee Series 

Neighborhood Coffees

Neighborhood Coffees take place several times a year in various locations around the DC area. You can join Duke women of all ages (spanning graduation years from the 1940s to 2009) 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!



Spring 2014 Neighborhood Coffees Series

  • Wednesday, April 23, 7-9 p.m. | Alexandria | LaNitra Berger AM ’02 host at Teaism (682 N St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314)
    RSVP to Anna Pfeiffer
  • Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m. | Potomac | Home of Denise Cetta '90
    RSVP to Denise Cetta
  • Monday, April 28, 7-9 p.m. | Prince George's County | Melissa Durity '12 and Anna Pfeiffer ’77 host at Rosa Mexicano at National Harbor (153 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745)
    RSVP to Anna Pfeiffer
  • Tuesday, April 29, 7-9 p.m. | Vienna/Fairfax | Home of Martine Weinhold '99
    RSVP to Anna Pfeiffer
  • Thursday, May 1, 7-9 p.m. | Bethesda | Home of Louise Meyer '87
    RSVP to Louise Meyer
  • Monday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Spring Valley/Chevy Chase | Home of Jennifer Hillman '79
    RSVP to Anna Pfeiffer
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7-9 p.m. | Loudoun County | Nicole Skuba ’00 host at Vintage 50 (50 Catoctin Circle NE, Number 100, Leesburg, VA 20176)
    RSVP to Nicole Skuba
  • Thursday, May 8, 7-9 p.m. | McLean/Arlington | Home of Ann Winston '80
    RSVP to Ann Winston

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.