National Geographic Live: "When Women Ruled the World"

Fri, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

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Travel back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, during a time when women ruled supreme.

The modern world faces a strange reality: Women comprise 50 percent of the population, but not 50 percent of government leadership. Join Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney in exploring the vastly different power structure of ancient Egypt, which saw more female rulers than any other place in the ancient or modern world. Dr. Cooney will share the fascinating stories of how women like Nefertiti, Neferusobek and Cleopatra ruled this vast empire, often more successfully than their male counterparts, and how we might learn from them in securing more women in power today.

Read more by Dr. Kara Cooney in TIME magazine here: http://time.com/5425216/ancient-egypt-women-in-power-today/

SPOTLIGHT CONTENT

Why Ancient Egypt Saw More Female Rulers Than Modern America

  Egyptologist Kara Cooney Shares Incredible Stories and Lessons of Ancient Egypt’s Female Rulers In ‘National Geographic Live!’ Speaker Series Egyptologist Kara Cooney points out a troubling fact: Women make up 50 percent of the population today, but they don’t make up 50 percent of government leadership. But that hasn’t always been the case. Ancient Egypt, Cooney notes, saw th

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