Brooke Palmer Martindale, B.A. 2004

Former President, Owner and Founder, Always Here Home Care, Boston, Massachusetts

2004 Major: Women's Studies and History

How has being a GSF (or Women's Studies) graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I majored in both Women's Studies and History. I found that the Women's Studies major provided me with a terrific understanding of people, society and how/why the world works. This has enabled me to be comfortable in all setting and gave be the confidence to start, grow and successfully sell a company. If I went back in time, I would major in Women's Studies / GSF again and again. It was also one of the first times that I was surrounded by so many women and it enabled me to better realize the power of women coming together and what can be accomplished when we all work together. I created a group of female CEOs and when we all come together and brainstorm, the skies the limit."

Brooke Palmer Martindale