Duke MBA Association of Women in Business

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Fallon Ukpe, MD, MBA, and author of “Life is a Squiggly Line” addresses attendees of the 2020 Women’s Weekend

The vision of Duke Fuqua’s Association of Women in Business (AWIB) is “Helping Women Succeed in the Business World.” We are a professional development club for Fuqua students that provides career support, promotes connections among the community, and raises awareness of the unique issues and challenges that women face in the workplace.

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Prospective students learn how to use design thinking to solve issues in business and society.

Duke Fuqua’s AWIB plays a leading role in:

  • Recruiting the next generation of women leaders at Fuqua — we host an annual Weekend for Women for prospective students, as well as create Women’s programming during admitted students Blue Devil Weekend.
  • Developing a community for women within Fuqua — we connect students through creating programming such as “Dinner with Six Strangers” to provide opportunities for women to build ties with each other.
  • Promoting Health and Wellness — we find fun and unique ways to stay healthy and engage with our community by planning events like “Goat Yoga at Hux Family Farm” and “Sync Studio Spin Class.”
  • Helping women at Fuqua achieve their professional aspirations by connecting them with recruiters who support female talent — we consistently have a full calendar of events in collaboration with employers searching for female talent.
  • Leading conversations in the Fuqua community about women in business — we have established meaningful ways for male allies to engage with AWIB through a variety of events, including hosting a Male Ambassador Program-led discussion of the gender climate at Fuqua.
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AWIB members celebrate a successful Women’s Weekend 2020