On Thursday March 30th, the Duke Women’s Center celebrated the 2023 WomC Awards in the President’s Suite of the Wallace Wade Stadium. For the first time since COVID-19, women, femme students, and our gender equity allies gathered to celebrate a year’s long fellowship with fun, food, and great conversation!
Author and Duke Alum Caralena Peterson came to talk to us about her new book, The Effortless Perfection Myth, and its impact on the psyche of women and femme-identified college students. Rev. Racquel Gill of Duke Chapel also spoke at the event, giving thanks for the women who attended and giving thanks to the women who came before us.
Last but certainly not least, the Women’s Center handed out awards to seven very deserving women whose work furthered gender equity on the campus, community, national, and global scale! This year’s awardees were a doubly special bunch, as several of the awardees, including Anna Muthalaly and Fatima Somers, also worked on the Reproductive Justice Conference that took place earlier in the month. Special shout out to our Woman of Strength award winner Samaiyah Faison, the Assistant Director of the Mary Lou Center for Black Culture, and our Senior Impact award winner Isabella Coogan, who has worked at the Women’s Center as a high-powered intern for 2 years! Isabella is a 2023 graduate!
All in all, this year’s WomC Awards was an event to remember – and with next year being the 35th anniversary of the Duke Women’s Center, we can only hope this program grows in its impact and scale for women and femme-identified students across campus!
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