DUKE BOW
Duke University | Durham, NC | dukebow.assoc@gmail.com

About BOW


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Who we are

We are a professional and social community of female undergraduates and alumnae of Duke University. We promote education, experience, and exchange between interested students and outstanding industry professionals. We aim to cultivate leadership and talent in our outstanding members to prepare them to become leaders in business.

What we do

We help our members find career direction, develop professional skills, build a network, learn from industry leaders, and cultivate ambitious goals. To these ends, Members of BOW's Executive Board plan diverse programming events for its membership. These events include:

  • Skills workshops
  • Networking events
  • Industry-specific speaker panels
  • Talks by industry leaders
  • Social events within BOW's membership

A Sample of Past Events


Duke BOW organizes various events throughout the year that focus on career development and exposure to a number of fields within the business world. During the past year we hosted the following speakers and events:

  • Boston Consulting Group Luncheon
  • Dinner with Deutsche Bank
  • BOW-exclusive lunch with JP Morgan representatives
  • Talk by Rachel Weeks, Founder and President of School House, an ethical fashion company
  • Field trip to the McKinney office in Durham
  • Susan E. Tannehill, managing director and head of Wealth Management Investments and chief investment officer of TIAA-CREF Trust Company
  • Women in Business Panel
  • Entrepreneurship panel featuring students and Duke graduates
  • Ryan Allis, Entrepreneur – CEO and Co-Founder of iContact and author of Zero to One Million
  • Non-profit dinner at Vita
  • Goldman Sachs Office hours with Duke Alumni
  • Women of Fuqua Panel
  • Group bonding fitness class at Pure Barre
  • Book club to discuss Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Spring Business Conference

The Spring Business Conference is BOW's signature event.

Spring Business Conference (SBC) is open to the entire Duke community and features addresses by globally-recognized business leaders from various industries. Each year's event centers on a different businesss-related theme.

Past themes