National Geographic Live — When Women Ruled the World

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.

2018-2019 National Geographic

Dates and Tickets

  • 13 Jan (Sun) 2019 2:00PM
  • 14 Jan (Mon) 2019 7:30PM
  • 15 Jan (Tue) 2019 7:30PM

Running time

2 hours

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Series Sponsor

Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine