Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

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home & garden



iobahn Grady

became an official member of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties in 2015. She transferred to the Junior League of Greensboro that same year while she was getting her Ph.D. at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (the first female computer science graduate to do so); after three years, she moved back and rejoined the league here. “I wanted to be around other powerful women who share some of the same philosophies and morals that I have,” Siobahn says. “Junior League is about women’s empowerment


LUXURY. LOCATION. LIFESTYLE. cookbook [committee] is, because it’s really just selling cookbooks and has very little to do with trying recipes. … But it turned out, it was great.” She became the chair of the cookbook committee in fall 2019 after displaying her leadership and event planning prowess during the Mother’s Day Tea she hosted earlier that year at the Hill House. The 45-person event was a huge success and featured pastries, plated cookies and mini cakes (plus, a glass of Champagne that was handed to guests as they entered) with vendors like A Little Something, Purple Puddle Gifts and Flowers, Drybar and more. “I’m now a board member,” Alicia says, “but I would like for the Mother’s Day Tea event to be a separate entity to our Junior League events, and I would love to run it. I would happily do that every year. Now that I know it can work and it’s a success.”

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december/january 2021