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.
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.
Holiday Gifts for Foster Kids: The Duke DC Women's Forum is sponsoring 15 foster children for the holidays. If you'd like to help by buying a gift for a foster child, see this link and instructions. All gifts can be ordered on Amazon and sent directly to our project coordinator, Denise Cetta '90. We will have a gift-wrapping get-together on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6-8 pm. Please participate in this attempt to bring joy to some of our community’s most vulnerable members. Learn more.
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!
Neighborhood Coffees are planned throughout the year and we will post information on this page as soon as dates are available.
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 email@example.com with questions, comments, or ideas.