Women's Weekend Past Events

Women's Weekend 2016

More than 450 alumnae came back to campus Feb. 18-20, 2016 for the fifth Duke Women's Weekend. They had opportunities to network, participate in workshops led by nearly 60 alumnae leaders and hear from keynote speaker Deborah Lee James '79, secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Women's Weekend 2014

Find Your Moxie

More than 300 alumni, students, faculty and friends returned to campus Feb. 20-22 for the biennial Duke Women's Weekend. Throughtout the weekend, participants explored the theme of "Finding Your Moxie" through panel discussions, networking, and a keynote speech with Lesley Jane Seymour '79, editor of MORE Magazine.

Women's Weekend 2012

Winning Women

More than 300 alumni, students, faculty and friends returned to campus Feb. 23-26, 2012 for the biennial Duke Women's Weekend, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Duke Women's Athletics and the merging of the Woman's College with Trinity College.

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Media Coverage

Duke's Celebration of Women's Athletics a Success

Winning Women of Duke

Sights and Sounds: Celebrating Duke Women's Athletics

Women's Weekend 2010

Money, Sex & PowerWomen's Weekend 2010 featured more than 50 expert alumnae and faculty speakers, who returned to campus to share their expertise on a wide range of topics around issues of power in women’s lives. Named for the popular Duke women's studies course Money, Sex & Power, this weekend provided an opportunity for participants to connect and explore issues, such as:

  • 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?

Throughout the weekend, alumnae connected with Duke women from different generations to empower one another and to discuss big questions facing women today. The conference highlighted groundbreaking work at Duke, built practical skills and stimulated intellectual conversation about how women relate to, are affected by and exercise various forms of power.

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Women's Weekend 2007

At Duke Women's Weekend 2007, alumnae explored questions and issues influencing women’s health and wellness across generations, such as:
  • How is the advancement of women as leaders linked to physical, mental and spiritual health? 
  • How can Duke women make connections between the role of leadership and the role as advocates for women’s health?  
  • What are the nutritional needs of women for optimal health across a lifetime?
  • What are the major lifestyle choices that affect women's health? What are the top preventative steps women can take to improve their health?