National Geographic LIVE When Women Ruled The World: Kara Cooney (5/31/19)
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National Geographic LIVE! When Women Ruled The World: Kara Cooney (5/31/19)
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Part of The Engaging Conversations Series, Sponsored by Mercy College, womentogehter.com, and Dan Bucci of Coldwell Banker
When it comes to women in power, we've come a long way...right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality - and her money - to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers