The Homeland Security Project and Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development (W3D) are pleased to welcome Brooke Baldwin to discuss her new book, Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power. Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security at Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security Project, will moderate the discussion.
A blend of journalism and personal narrative, Huddle examines how women have come together in a wide variety of times and places, to provide each other with support, empowerment, inspiration, and the strength to solve problems or enact meaningful change. Baldwin crisscrossed the country to research and write this book, revealing how 'huddling' helps women achieve success in the workplace, effect grassroots change, build confidence during girlhood, maintain better physical and mental health, survive racial and gender-based oppression, and weather the COVID-19 pandemic. By speaking with historians and researchers, Baldwin also learned the ways that huddling has often been key to women's survival over generations.
Brooke Baldwin is a veteran news anchor and journalist who worked for CNN for over a decade. She is a Peabody Award finalist. A native of Atlanta, she now lives in the New York City area.