During the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, alumni women from the across the country will gather on campus for Wake Women’s Weekend. Alumna Kate Parker (’98) will serve as the morning keynote speaker as she shares about her bestselling book, “Strong is the New Pretty.” Can’t join us for this weekend of learning and relationship-building? Check out Kate’s TEDxEmory talk from August 2017:

Kate T. Parker is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, author of the internationally bestselling book Strong Is the New Pretty, and professional photographer who shoots both personal projects and commercial work for clients across the world. Her next project is a book of photos celebrating the strength and spirit of boys, The Heart of a Boy, coming in Spring 2019. Her Strong Is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands such as Disney, Kellogg’s, Girl Scouts of the USA, and NBC. It has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations such as Girls on the Run, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Women’s March, GLAM4GOOD, Girl Up, the BULLY Project, and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, which invests in kids’ health and education. When she’s not photographing, Kate can be found eating Mexican food, playing with her dogs, and kicking around a soccer ball with her two daughters and husband in Atlanta, Georgia.