to our 2020-21 sponsors
Why Sponsor BOW
Since 2007, Duke Business Oriented Women (BOW) has sought to empower undergraduate women as they explore careers in areas such as finance, consulting, entrepreneurship, marketing, and technology. As an organization of 300 women, we create a professional and social community of female undergraduates and alumni of Duke University that promotes education, experience, and exchange between interested students and outstanding industry professionals. BOW holds 160+ member-exclusive events each academic year—ranging from skills workshops to networking lunches to industry-specific speaker panels and community-building activities—to help members discover their career direction, develop professional skills, build their network, and learn from industry leaders. BOW’s featured event, the annual Spring Business Conference (SBC), engages the Duke community and beyond with keynote speakers such as Karen Walker (CMO of Cisco), Mary Barra (CEO of General Motors), Pamela Edwards (CFO of Victoria’s Secret), etc. Other highlights include BOW’s supportive community and peer and alumnae mentorship programs. Our mission is to cultivate talent in our outstanding members to prepare them to be leaders in the professional world.
Goals & Financing Needs
Our funding needs stem from a variety of initiatives that we are excited to pursue in the upcoming year. We are looking forward to hosting our second annual Fall Consulting Case Competition in service of the entire Duke population. At last year’s competition, we hosted eight teams and recognized three top winners. We hope to expand this year’s program and offer exclusive awards for our top performers. Additional plans for this year include broadening our community and new member programming, as well as increasing diversity. A new branch of BOW that will require funding support is our External Initiatives role. This arm of BOW represents our organization within the national Society of Women Leaders, a group that includes women from Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, etc. Further, External Initiatives will pursue new programming aimed at empowering high school students in the Durham area interested in aspects of business. With the help of your support, we are confident that BOW will continue to prepare women to be the business leaders of the next generation.
BOW is committed to helping our members meet their potential as future leaders. Please contact BOW's 2019-2020 VP Finance, Sarah Zhao, at for sponsorship inquiries.