Registration and Instructions

Deadline to register as a candidate for the Dzialga Women in Finance Initiative is Tuesday, March 20 at 5pm. Please complete the online application below.


The Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) has launched the Dzialga Women in Finance Initiative, made possible by the Kirsten Alexander Dzialga '93 Fund. The goal of this initiative is to empower women interested in careers in the financial markets with mentoring, skills training, faculty advising, and networking opportunities. Women apply in spring semester of their freshman year. The Initiative's activities, listed below, will begin at the start of the fall semester of 2018, and will continue throughout the participants' time at Duke.


                          The Initiative welcomes applications from all freshmen women, regardless of their intended academic major.                         

     The 10 women selected to participate in the Initiative will have access to:

  • an individual mentor, a Duke alumnae currently working on Wall Street, who will provide ongoing guidance
  • group networking events with experienced Wall Street women
  • advising from DFE faculty
  • skills training in a range of areas, from Excel to leadership and communication
  • the opportunity to grow individual strengths within a supportive cohort of women
  • continued support to explore alternative careers if participants decide at any point that finance is not the right field for them.



Application Process


Dates & Deadlines


Tuesday, March 20:          Deadline to register as a candidate for the Initiative, via this online application.


March 20 - April 2:            Candidates create a short 'stock pitch,' using these extensive guidelines.  If you have questions as you create

                                              your pitch, don't hesitate to reach out to either Professor Emma Rasiel, or Professor Linsey Lebowitz Hughes.


Monday, April 2, 12pm:   Deadline to submit your stock pitch document. Please deliver two color copies to Jennifer Valentyn in Soc Sci 329A


Friday, April 6:                   Candidates will be informed whether they have been shortlisted to present their pitch to the Selection Panel.


Friday, April 13:                 Shortlisted candidates present to the Selection Panel. These will be 5-10 minute presentations, and may include

                                              questions from the Panelists.


Monday, April 16:              Shortlisted candidates will be informed whether they have been selected for the Dzialga Women In Finance