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Duke WIN Stories

  • Women Who Move the World Forward: Brittany Greenfield, A.B. 2007

    Women Who Move the World Forward: Brittany Greenfield, A.B. 2007

    My parents taught me that when you believe in something or somebody you give whatever you can—mind, body, and soul (and wallet if possible)—in support.

  • Women Who Move the World Forward: Mary B. Johnson, DNP ’09, ’12, ‘15

    Women Who Move the World Forward: Mary B. Johnson, DNP ’09, ’12, ‘15

    I hope we continue to inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, life-time learners, and visionary leaders to use their strengths to contribute to society.

  • Women Who Move the World Forward: Tamara McGlockton-Hill ’86

    Women Who Move the World Forward: Tamara McGlockton-Hill ’86

    My greatest hope for Duke is that it continues to be a University where the students are able to explore their imaginations and intellect; express their concerns about the ever-changing world around them; and conquer their fears, misgivings, and shortcomings so that they continue progressing and looking forward.

Access. Influence. Impact.

At Duke, as in much of higher education, women have not gained equal footing with men in influential volunteer leadership positions and as high-impact philanthropists.

We can’t harness our full potential without the rich perspectives, diverse skills, and financial resources women bring to the table.

WIN offers membership to women who have given $100k+ in cumulative lifetime giving. WIN members’ experiences and perspectives will help Duke develop meaningful, high-impact philanthropy and leadership opportunities for current and prospective WIN members.

My Giving Story: Danielle Squires

Duke Women's Impact Network: Danielle Squires '02 is a member of the DukeWIN Leadership Council, president of Duke Black Alumni, and a member of Duke Proceed.

The Big Picture

Women’s growing social, professional, and economic power is rapidly changing the world. As leaders, their management styles are producing higher performance metrics. As household breadwinners and purchasing decision-makers, they are becoming powerful philanthropists. 

How Women Lead

You Can Help Duke WIN.

Women are essential to Duke’s leadership, both strategically and financially. WIN members will help Duke achieve three interconnected and complementary goals:

  • Strengthen the pipeline of women for service on Duke’s volunteer leadership boards
  • Maximize alumnae giving to bring women’s philanthropic support in line with men’s, ensuring that they are equally valued and influential in the university’s trajectory 
  • Enhance the way Duke cultivates and engages women for volunteer and financial leadership at the highest levels, incorporating emerging national research on gender differences in philanthropy and through ongoing conversations with our alumnae

Benefits of Membership

  • Gain access to a dynamic network of current and emerging alumnae leaders and Duke supporters, both locally and nationally
  • Shape the future of women’s volunteer and philanthropic leadership at Duke by helping to build a robust, multigenerational pipeline of women seeking deeper engagement and influence 
  • Receive exclusive invitations to members-only events with alumnae, faculty, and administrators
  • Prepare for other volunteer leadership roles in the Duke community
  • Help design and participate in WIN-branded educational opportunities that align with our themes of “Access. Influence. Impact.,” such as board service, financial strategies for different life stages, and creating a family legacy of giving and service

Campus-wide Support

An Internal Steering Committee made up of senior administrators and faculty members from across the university and a Leadership Council consisting of current alumnae leaders and donors are responsible for leading the wider alumnae network. 

WIN has the support of President Vincent E. Price; the Board of Trustees; senior administrators and faculty members from across Duke’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools; Student Affairs; Duke Libraries; the Duke Alumni Association; and many other campus partners.

Join the Movement.

WIN offers membership to alumnae and current non-alumnae parents who have given $100k+ in cumulative lifetime giving. Undergraduate women qualify for young alumnae membership by giving $25k+ by their 10th reunion and $50k+ by their 15th reunion. Young alumnae are encouraged to cross the $100k threshold by their 20th reunion to remain WIN members.

To join WIN, make a gift, or learn more, contact:

Bridget Booher ’82, A.M. ’92
Director, Duke Women’s Impact Network
(919) 613-9656

Duke WIN Scholars

Congratulations to our newest Duke WIN Scholars! Rising juniors Lilliana Reyes Gaspar and Treniyyah Anderson have been selected to join rising seniors Idalis French and Katie Taylor as WIN Scholars. These young women are selected by Duke’s Financial Aid Office with an eye toward selecting young women who demonstrate leadership qualities that can be further encouraged and cultivated through contact with the WIN community. Meet the WIN Scholars.

Join us in growing the WIN Scholarship Endowment to support Duke's next generation of women leaders by making a secure gift.

Lilliana Reyes Gaspar ’20

Lilliana Reyes Gaspar ’20 is a sophomore from Austin, Texas, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy. While at Duke, she has worked with The Chronicle as a photographer, tutored 5th graders through Partners for Success, participated in Duke Women’s Launch and is an office assistant for the Office of Access and Outreach. In addition, she is a member of Define American, an organization that seeks to shift the conversation about immigrants, identity and citizens in the Duke/Durham community, where she helped co-produce a video for their “Undocumented Awareness Week” on campus. Once she graduates, Lilli plans to attend law school to pursue a J.D. and become a lawyer.

Treniyyah Anderson ’20

Treniyyah Anderson ’20 is a first-generation junior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Duke, she studies Cultural Anthropology and Global Health while completing her prerequisites for an Accelerated Bachelor’s of Nursing degree. Outside of the classroom, she is a work-study student and assistant researcher at the Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital. Having a passion for networking and traveling, she serves as a podcast host for Unapologetic Black Radio and co-president for the Global Education Student Committee at Duke. She has studied abroad in South Africa, focusing on global health issues, and Venice, Italy. With hopes of making a difference in both medicine and social interaction, Treniyyah plans to pursue her Ph.D. in Nursing, specifically for pediatrics and/or drug/alcohol abuse.

Idalis French ’19

Idalis French ’19 is from Memphis, Tennessee and is pursuing a degree in psychology with a certificate in ethics. Idalis coordinates a mentorship program called The Girls’ Club, which pairs Duke undergraduate women with Durham middle-school aged girls. She is a dancer for United in Praise, a creative writer for The Bridge and an office assistant for the Office of Access and Outreach. While at Duke, Idalis traveled to Costa Rica and Jordan, and has interviewed Syrian and Iraqi refugees. She plans to pursue a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) and direct her own therapy practice.

Katie Taylor ’19

Katie Taylor ’19 is from Monticello, Arkansas studying mathematics and education. She works with the Academic Resource Center and serves as a Peer Advisor through the Academic Advising Center. Katie is a first-generation mentor through the office of Access and Outreach and a Women in Math Mentor through the Duke Mathematics department. Katie plans to pursue a Ph.D in Mathematics Education after Duke.

Make a Gift

Support the WIN Scholarship Endowment Fund to award need-based financial aid to undergraduate women leaders at Duke. By contributing a gift of any amount, you can help young women become tomorrow’s Duke Trustees, board chairs, high-impact philanthropists and change agents in an ever-changing world.