February 6, 2009

Good Morning:

Women and power is the topic of this year's Newcomb College Institute's Summit, "Power Lines: Women Transform the Grid," which began yesterday and continues through Saturday. This year's summit examines how women are challenging and changing, for the better, the traditional power structure in business, politics, entertainment, art and more.

Political strategist Donna Brazile; former Gov. Kathleen Blanco; New Orleans blues queen Marva Wright; documentary filmmakers Therese Shechter and Shannon Sonenstein; the Urban Bush Women; and the leaders of, an organization that facilitates small loans from individuals to entrepreneurs in the developing world, are among the high profile participants in this year's program.

I will attend part of Saturday's program and hope you will consider attending one or both of the conference's remaining days. Admission is free and open to the public. For the full schedule of speakers and events visit the summit website.

The annual summit is just one of a host of events and programming organized by the Newcomb College Institute to enhance the education of women at Tulane, who will no doubt construct the power grid of the future.

Have a great weekend,


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