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Lilliana Reyes Gaspar ’20, Idalis French ’19, Katie Taylor ’19

The time is now

Today, Duke is an exceptional university. Yet, with more diverse voices at the table where decisions are made, Duke has the potential to be extraordinary. The underrepresentation of women in influential volunteer leadership positions across Duke prevents us from living up to our full potential. For an individual alumna, elevating women’s voices at Duke would be daunting. But together, we make it happen.

WIN's role at Duke

The Duke Women’s Impact Network began in 2012, after a deep examination of the results of alumnae volunteer engagement and financial support. WIN is not just about giving money to Duke, but recognizes that influence and giving are strongly linked. We work closely with members to cultivate more women for volunteer leadership, ensuring that the voices at the table represent us all.

Building on the Duke Alumni Association’s Women’s Forums, we elevate the conversation around how your time, talent and economic means help shape Duke’s future.

Amplifying our impact 

The next generation of leaders

Individual WIN members are having a demonstrable impact across the university through their gifts to numerous interest areas and their volunteer leadership. As a group, we also collectively work to fund scholarships for young women who demonstrate leadership qualities that we can encourage and cultivate through our own skills and experience.

Meet the WIN Scholars: Duke’s next generation of women leaders.

Duke WIN Scholars

Congratulations to our Duke 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.

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 from Austin, Texas is 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 college student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Duke, she studies cultural anthropology and global health while completing her prerequisites for an accelerated bachelor of science in 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 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.

 

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 increasingly complex world.

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Duke WIN could not be where it is without our own leaders

Meet the Duke WIN Leadership Council: the women ensuring our network makes its biggest impact.

Meet the Leadership Council



Interested in making a difference? Learn how to WIN with us by contacting: 

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