Thank you for your interest in learning more about Women’s Leadership Weekend! We look forward to sharing 2023 event details in late June.

In business schools nationwide and in the upper ranks of corporate America, women are underrepresented. The Fuqua School of Business knows it’s time for a change. As a leader in business education, Duke is dedicated to building a diverse learning community that affords each woman the opportunity to reach her highest potential.

The Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Weekend event offers all prospective female students a unique opportunity to sample Duke in the company of other women and like-minded individuals — from peers considering business school to current MBA students and leading faculty and alumnae. This event will be held in person at The Fuqua School of Business with options to participate virtually if you are not able to travel to Durham, North Carolina.

The entire Duke community, not just our female community, is committed to diversity, and thus, the weekend event  is open to all individuals, regardless of gender, who share our goals for a diverse community.  Student members of the Association of Women in Business host a 2-day event, and last year, alumnae attended to share their educational and professional insights. In addition to customized programming from Admissions to learn more about our programs and how to navigate the application process, AWIB will concurrently offer their annual leadership conference, featuring professional development sessions and socially-geared enrichment activities. Attendees are able to experience two valuable events wrapped into one!

Fuqua’s Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to building and sustaining a multicultural and intellectually diverse environment by celebrating and valuing diversity in all its forms – opinion, background, work experience, age, ethnicity, gender, race, belief, and talent. We believe you learn the most from people who see things differently than you do. Your Duke MBA experience will shape your worldview and foster a mindset open to different perspectives, new ideas, and innovative solutions. That openness is one of the most valuable legacies we impart. It is why the entire Duke community has a long-standing commitment to diversity, and is a key reason companies choose to recruit at Duke.