We are excited to announce the first-ever Muhlenberg Women's Weekend in celebration of 60 years of co-education. Come explore topics most relevant, interesting and top of mind to women. Muhlenberg women will gather for a weekend of education, fun and inspiration to live, learn and lead.
A Letter from the Organizers:
Our inaugural Women’s Weekend will kickoff Friday, June 9th, with a welcome reception, which will feature a special surprise and a live musical performance, followed by social festivities in Allentown.
Saturday morning will offer morning activities focused on mental and physical well being to jump start your day before heading into our informative and empowering sessions. Our Live session will include options such as writing, photography, painting, dance and gratitude. Learn sessions will focus on things such as women's health and wellness, career and life transitions, and financial literacy. Lastly, our Lead sessions will feature options such as mentoring and networking, negotiating and communication skills, women in the world, entrepreneurship and corporate, non-profit and community boards.
We are also thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Lucy Puryear ’81, after lunch on Saturday. Lucy currently serves as associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and is board certified in psychiatry. Dr. Puryear holds the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry. She serves as the Medical Director of "The Women's Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry" and the co-director of The Menopause Center at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Dr. Puryear has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a "Super Doc" and by H Texas Magazine as one of the "Best Doctors in Houston" and "Best Doctors for Women", as well as being named to "Best Doctors in America." Her clinical interests include the treatment of psychiatric conditions during pregnancy and postpartum, perimenopause, infertility and reproductive loss. She served as an expert witness in the Andrea Yates trial and retrial. Lucy is also a 2016 Alumni Achievement Award recipient.
Saturday will conclude with dinner and entertainment and the conference will close out Sunday morning with morning activities and a breakfast. Look for more information and opportunity to register coming soon!
-Lauren Anderson '79 and Sheryl Guss '81