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June 11, 2020
Archivist of the United States David Ferriero at the WIN DC event.
Archivist of the United States David Ferriero at the WIN DC event.

One of the benefits of belonging to the dynamic WIN community is receiving invitations to regional and campus gatherings. We’re excited to announce a WIN Members lunch celebration on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Duke Gardens. The lunch precedes the kick-off for the 2020 Women’s Weekend, sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association. You’ll receive an official invitation to the WIN lunch later this fall. Please note this invitation is for WIN members only.

WIN officially launched in February 2016 with a conversation with Mary Barra P’19, P’21, Chair and CEO of General Motors. Since then, WIN has presented distinctive regional programming focused on leadership and board service (at Duke and elsewhere) and how we as women make decisions about charitable giving.

To date, WIN has:

  • Presented 16 regional programs in 9 cities.
  • Recruited 37 WIN members, including 5 Trustees, as speakers/panelists.
  • Extended 2,858 invitations and registered 722 attendees (includes double counting as some WIN members attended more than one event).
  • Sponsored the popular WIN Lounge at the 2018 DAA Women’s Weekend, thanks in part to the generous support of WIN member Lori Cashman ’94, managing partner of Victress Capital and a member of the Sanford School of Public Policy Board of Visitors.

This fall, WIN members have gathered to:

  • Attend a private reception and tour of the National Archives’ exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, featuring remarks by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero.
  • Join in conversation with Trustee Patricia Morton ’77, P’06; DAA President and Trustee Laura Meyer Wellman ’73, P’11; and WIN Leadership Council member and former president of the Duke Black Alumni Danielle Squires ’02 in Charlotte.
  • Gained insights into the leadership styles and strategies of Provost Sally Kornbluth and Trustee Laurene Sperling ’78, P’13, P’14, who shared their experiences with WIN members in Boston.

WIN also periodically hosts receptions for women serving on Duke’s volunteer boards when a number of those boards are meeting on campus. For example, in November, nearly 200 women attending board meetings for Trinity College, the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, I&E, Fuqua, and Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation were invited to mix and mingle at a WIN reception at the Washington Duke Inn.