Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative

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The Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative seeks to deepen women's understanding and practice of authentic leadership. Funded by the George Family Foundation and named after its Chair and Duke alumna, Penny George, the Initiative provides learning opportunities for undergraduate women at Duke.

Vision

Women will be empowered to lead in any context.

Mission

To deepen women's understanding and practice of authentic leadership.

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Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative Cohort

The PPGWLI Cohort is a community of woman-identified student leaders at Duke who are interested in learning more about leadership—and its intersections with race, class, and gender—to create positive social change. Cohort members will learn new perspectives and skills, have the chance to bring their personal experience to the table, and engage in their areas of interest.

Applications typically open early in the spring semester and are due in early April for the following academic year. 

Questions? Email leadership@duke.edu.

 

PPG Cohort & Alumnae

  • Joan Ac-Lumor '23
  • Kathryn Anderson '24
  • Zavera Basrai '23
  • Elisabeth Blitch '22
  • Deepthi Chandra '24
  • Rachel Chen '24
  • Natalie Chen '22
  • Anni Chen '23
  • Sua Cho '24
  • Taylor Emerson '23
  • Alina Feng '23
  • Morgan Fletcher '24
  • Gabriela Fonseca '22
  • Zoe Gezelter '22
  • Taylor Glatt '24
  • Carlee Goldberg '22
  • Brynn Goodstadt '24
  • Samantha Gottlieb '24
  • Hadeel Hamoud '22
  • Annabel Howell '22
  • Naira Ikram '22
  • Jordan Jennings '24
  • Euwan Kim '24
  • Isabelle Kohn '24
  • Michelle Kwan '24
  • Jenny Li '23
  • Jessica Luan '24
  • Samantha Meyers '24
  • Sofia Morales-Calderon '24
  • Rhea Niyyar '24
  • Madeleine Paris '22
  • Molly Pluenneke '23
  • Jada Purkett '24
  • Zadaiah Roye '22
  • Isha Shah '24
  • Samyuktha Sreeram '24
  • Evelyn Sturrock '22
  • Claire Wang Wang '24
  • Logan Welborn '22
  • Mia Woodruff '24
  • Anna Xu '23
  • Cindy Xu '24
  • Athena Yao '24
  • Jane Zebrack '23
  • Anneke Zegers '23
  • Zixin Zhao '24
  • Kristin Zhu '24
  • Neha Shrishail (CEO) '22
  • Braelyn Parkman (CEO) '21
  • Rachel Mundaden (CEO) '22
  • Rezilience Williamson (CEO) '21
  • Sarah Watkins (CEO) '21
  • Uma Rao (CEO) '21
  • Binisha Patel (CEO) '22
  • Aneri Tanna (CEO) '22
  • Kacia Anderson '22
  • Kristin Ankoma-Sey '23
  • Natalie Asmus '22
  • Caroline Avery '22
  • Nicole Bonna '22
  • Lindsay Campbell '21
  • Carolina Cassedy '22
  • Sophia Cetina '23
  • Diya Chadha '23
  • Euna Cho '22
  • Sarah Cornerstone '23
  • Candler Cusato '22
  • Avery Edward '22
  • Nomunaa Ganbold '23
  • Bailey Griffen '23
  • Dana Guggenheim '23
  • Thalia Halloran '22
  • Lavonne Hoang '21
  • Grace Jeffrey '21
  • Tessa Kanjiramkuzhey '23
  • Amrita Lakhanpal '23
  • Bella Larsen '23
  • Katherine Li '22
  • Sunny Li '23
  • Hannah Long '23
  • Joy Lu '21
  • Nikki Mahendru '22
  • Shibani Mallik '23
  • Sara Mehta '23
  • Amina Mohamed '21
  • Hannah Park '21
  • Sana Pashankar '23
  • Rachel Proudman '23
  • Ashley Rea '23
  • Leah Roffman '23
  • Olivia Santos '23
  • Ameya Sanyal '21
  • Rebecca Schmitt '21
  • Arsha Sharma '23
  • Casey Sherman '23
  • Della Sihite '23
  • Ysanne Spence '22
  • Josie Vonk '23
  • Simone Wall '22
  • Jasmine Wen '23
  • Angela Wu '23
  • Alice Wu '22
  • Tina Xia '23
  • Tiffany Yen '23
  • Dorothy Zhan '23
  • Adeline Monaghan '22
  • Alexa Burnston '22
  • Alyson Diaz '21
  • Amanda Kang '22
  • Ana Bambrick-Santoyo '21
  • Aneri Tanna '22
  • Anna Jiang '22
  • Arya Patel  '22
  • Avital Schweitzer '20
  • Bailey Bogle '21
  • Bhamini Vellanki '22
  • Binisha Patel  '22
  • Camden Nelson '22
  • Carlee Goldberg '22
  • Caroline Anderson '22
  • Catherine Martinez '21
  • Catherine Howard '22
  • Catherine Cassedy '20
  • Ce'Ondra Ellison '21
  • Christine Yang '22
  • Diana Langat '22
  • Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy '22
  • Elizabeth Kramer '22
  • Jaan Nandwani '22
  • Javan Jiang '22
  • Joanne Kim '22
  • Kamala Pullakhandam '22
  • Kassen Qian '22
  • Kayla Marr '22
  • Kerry Rork '22
  • Lindsay Morgenstein '22
  • Louise Lu '22
  • Lydia Wang '22
  • Madison Catrett '21
  • Neha Shrishail '22
  • Olivia Reneau '22
  • Rachel Mundaden '22
  • Rafaela Rivero '22
  • Rahteesha Burgess '21
  • Ramya Ginjupalli '22
  • Rebekah Alvarenga '22
  • Saba Ali '22
  • Sanya Uppal '22
  • Shruthi Kumar '22
  • Sierra Jones '22
  • Sophia Laettner '20
  • Tiffany Jiang '20
  • Uma Rao '21
  • Valerie Tsao '22
  • Vandita Garimella '22
  • Abigail Kingsley '21
  • Ann Bailey '20
  • Annie Lu '21
  • Anya Parks '21
  • Arianna Rhue '21
  • Ariel Friedman '20
  • Ashley Meuser '19
  • Braelyn Parkman '21
  • Carmela Guaglianone '21
  • Charlotte Thomas '21
  • Christine Kinyua '19
  • Christine Yoon '21
  • Claire Wiebe '19
  • Ebehiremhe Izokun '21
  • Ellen Scully '21
  • Emma Palmer '19
  • Erica Wang '21
  • Erin McDermott '20
  • Evelyn Garcia '21
  • Hannah Humayun '20
  • Jande Thomas '20
  • Jenny Jiao '20
  • Joyce Er '20
  • Kate Chen '21
  • Leah Abrams '20
  • Lissa Neira '19
  • Lizzy Collins '19
  • Lydia Hendrick '20
  • Mahima Varma '20
  • Michelle Wong '20
  • Rishika Gundi '21
  • Rose Wong '20
  • Sadia Ayaz '20
  • Sarah Watkins '21
  • Stella Wang '19
  • Swathi Ramprasad '21
  • Urmi Pandya '21
  • Setonji Agosa '18
  • Hannah Ahrendt '19
  • Sarah Ali '20
  • Yaa Amissah-Aidoo '20
  • Anna Balas '19
  • Cassia Caruth '20
  • Maram Elnagheeb '20
  • Rachael Gottes '18
  • Giselle Graham '18
  • Elizabeth (Liddy) Grantland '20
  • Mallory Hahn '20
  • Helen Healey '20
  • Anna Huck '18
  • Angelina Hwang '18
  • Amanda Jankowski '18
  • Shanjiao (Amy) Jiang '20
  • Anna Katz '18
  • Kinza Khan '20
  • Natalie Larson '20
  • Naomi Lilly '20
  • Shweta Lodha '19
  • Savannah Lynn '18
  • Raahina Malik '20
  • Kedest Mathewos '20
  • Avni Mehta '19
  • Alexandra Onsi '20
  • Maxine Ow '18
  • Lela Owens '20
  • Holly Ren '20
  • Sydney Roberts '19
  • Hannah Robinson '18
  • Angeli Sharma '20
  • Caroline Sprague '20
  • Radhika Srivastava '19
  • Patree (Well) Witoonchart '20
  • Linda Zhang '20
  • Mabel Zhang '19
  • Kelsey Graywill '18
  • Alexandria Miller '17
  • Aashna Aggarwal '19
  • Whitney Hazard '18
  • Amy Kramer '18
  • Lauren Sibley '17
  • Sarah Zimmerman '20
  • Brigid Burroughs '18
  • Sierra Cleveland '19
  • Tierney Marey '17
  • Sheridan Wilbur '19
  • Sandra Batakana '19
  • Nadia For '19
  • Lousie Zhang '19
  • Lindsey Snyder '18
  • Kelly Cheng '19
  • Jordan Richardson '19
  • Danielle Ezratty '19
  • Archana Ahlawat '19
  • Anya Bali '19
  • Brittany Amano '20
  • Hadeel Abdelhy '19
  • Elaine Pak '17
  • Suzanne Ou '18
  • Phoebe Donovan '17
  • Sophia Parvizi Wayne '20

PPG Mentors

  • Catherine Allen - Career Center
  • Franca Alphin - Student Health
  • Eileen Anderson -Romance Studies
  • Lisa Andres Thompson - Writing Program
  • TJ Beezley - Recreation & Physical Education
  • Tearria Beck-Scott - University Events
  • Katherine Black - Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Kimberly Blackshear - Time Away Office
  • Brittany Burriss - Recreation & Physical Education
  • Shruti Desai - Student Affairs
  • Samaiyah Faison - Center for Muslim Life
  • Audrey Fenske - Career Center
  • Meeghan Ford - Athletics
  • Lindsey Furiness - Durham and Community Affairs
  • Liadainn Gilmore - CAPS
  • Sarah Hay - Fuqua Admissions
  • April Henry - German Studies
  • Brendetta Huffman - Pediatric Complex Care Service
  • Jennifer Hurtgen - Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Valerie Jarrett - Duke University Hospital
  • Megan Kelly Deyncourt -  Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Connie Kim - Radiology
  • Lynn Lieberman - Continuing Studies
  • Jeanna McCullers - Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Jenn Moerman - Student Affairs
  • Julia Orlidge-Diehl - Fuqua Admissions
  • Maggie Peterson - Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Stacy Peterson - Energy Initiative
  • Kristin Pfeiffer - Collaborative Learning & Communications
  • Jamie Puglin - Assessment
  • Alicia Rhodes Career Center
  • Brie Russell - Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Sophia Santillan - Mechanical Engineering
  • Rebecca Simmons - MEMS
  • Christie Smith - Duke Homecare and Hospice
  • Claire M Smith - Duke Athletics
  • Sara Stevens - Duke Alumni Engagement & Development
  • Karen Stone - Conference & Event Services
  • Grace Sullivan - Dean of Students Office
  • Nerine Tatham - CAPS
  • Breana van Velzen - Chapel Services
  • Catherine Allen - Career Center
  • Michele Armstrong - Student Conduct
    Leslie Barnes - Athletics
    TJ Beezley - Recreation and Physical Education
    Kimberly Blackshear - Sanford School-Center for Child and Family Policy
    Tara Carty - Conference and Event Services
    Li-Chen Chin - Student Affairs
    Laura Coutts - Career Center
    Samaiyah Faison - Center for Muslim Life
    Audrey Fenske - Career Center
    Anna Jacobs - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Megan Kelly Deyncourt - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Jennifer Levy - Career Center
    Lynn Lieberman - Continuing Studies
    Maria Maxell - Student Affairs
    Sarah Neff - Student Engagement
    Maggie Peterson - Office of Student Conduct
    Jamie Puglin - Housing and Residence Life
    Alicia Rhodes -  Career Center
    Alicia Santana - Housing and Residence Life
    Sophia Santillan - Mechanical Engineering
    Francesqa Santos - Student Engagement
    Claire Smith - Duke Athletics
    Stacia Solomon - Career Center
    Sara Stevens - Duke Alumni
    Karen Stone - Conference and Event Services
    Grace Sullivan - Dean of Students Office
    Johanna Supernaw - Alumni Affairs
  • Irina Adams - DKU Programs
  • Zoila Airall - Student Affairs
  • Lisa Andres Cole Thompson - Writing Program
  • Laura Andrews - DukeReach
  • TJ Beezley - Recreation and Physical Education
  • Kimberly Blackshear - Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Sheri Branson - Recreation and PE
  • Hayley Broadhead - Global Education Office
  • Sheila Broderick - Women's Center
  • Carina Carpenter - Housing and Residence Life
  • Jenn Chambers - Alumni Affairs
  • Rachel Coleman - Career Center
  • Samaiyah Faison - Center for Muslim Life
  • Maria Finnegan - Health, Wellness, PE and Recreation
  • Leigh Garstecki - Recreation and Physical Education
  • Valerie Glassman - Office of Student Conduct
  • Bibi Gnagno - Women's Center
  • QuiAnne' Holmes - DuWell
  • Anna Jacobs - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Meera Jayaraman - Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
  • April-Autumn Jenkins - Women's Center
  • Eulena Jonsson - Campus Life
  • Megan Kelly Deyncourt - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Jennifer Levy - Career Center
  • Lynn Lieberman - Continuing Studies
  • Maria Maxell - Student Affairs
  • Jeanna McCullers - Office of Student Conduct
  • Lindsey Parker - DuWell
  • Amanda Pennino - Recreation & Physical Education
  • Melissa Rains - Office of Undergraduate Scholars & Fellows
  • Hunter Roberts - Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity
  • Alicia Santana - Housing and Residence Life
  • Sophia Santillan - Mechanical Engineering
  • Sarah Schott - Mathematics
  • Aviv Sheetrit - Jewish Life at Duke
  • Claire Smith - Duke Recreation & Physical Education
  • Karen Stone - Conference and Event Services
  • Grace Sullivan - Dean of Students
  • Johanna Supernaw - Alumni Affairs
  • Casey Terrell - New Student Programs
  • Morgan Williams - Academic Resource Center
  • Jenny Wood Crowley - Trinity Academic Deans
  • Kate Zhang - Dean of Students