Cal Women's Network (CWN)

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The Cal Women's Network exists to create a strong community of women* that supports collective learning and growth through social and professional opportunities. 

*All who experience life through the lens of a woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.


A campus community where women are empowered to pursue and achieve their professional and personal goals.


Katherine (Kathy) A. Yelick, Vice Chancellor for Research

Lasana Hotep, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

CWN Newsletter

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Read the June 2024 CWN newsletter

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A complete archive of CWN newsletters is accessible here.

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Upcoming Events

Find these and other CWN events on the CWN Events Calendar.

End-of-Year Gathering

Come for food, stay for conversation! Join members of the Cal Women's Network to celebrate the end of the academic year.

We'll have light bites, beverages, and plenty to talk about.

When: Thursday, June 27. Swing by anytime between 11:30am - 1:30pm
Where: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Sutardja Dai Hall, conference room 630
Add this event to your calendar.

Focus Block with CWN

Join our inaugural Focus Block on Friday, June 28 from 10am-12pm. Add to calendar.

A focus block is a set amount of time for people to work on a particular task. By doing focus blocks together, we support each other while checking off our own to-do list.

Work on what you want with a structure built to support you. We're excited to offer a way to meet people and get work done in a supportive environment.

Many thanks to CWN member Allison Anderson-Cutright-Cisneros for leading this initiative!

Recent Events

Int'l Women's Day Eve Happy Hour & Book Swap

March 7, 2024 

Join us in celebrating International Women's Day (eve)! We will gather at Raleigh's Pub for a no-host happy hour and book swap - grab your own drink, and the snacks are on us. We'll talk about the impactful women in our lives while building and growing connections with each other. If you'd like to participate in the book swap, bring up to five books in good-to-excellent condition that you're ready to hand off to the next reader, and take home something new for you! All extra books will be donated to our local library system.

Ergo & Wellness Refresher

March 14 and March 19, 2024
Be Well at Work-Ergonomics will present information on setting up an ergonomic workstation and campus resources for making improvements. Computer stretches, movement breaks, and workplace wellness will be discussed.

Professional Development Book Club

March 21, 2024 
Virtual discussion on Work-Life Balance by Aisha Franz, translated by Nicholas Houde and Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani

Vim+Vigor: An Anti-Burnout Workshop

Thursday, February 8, 3-4:30pm

While the new year is still fresh, let's pause our daily to-dos in order to explore where we'd like to grow in our personal sustainability practices. In this 90-minute virtual workshop, we'll say no to practicing burnout and commit to choosing more energizing ways to give our gifts at UC Berkeley. Join us as we collectively shape healthier, more balanced professional approaches. 

Welcome! We're glad you're here. 

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2023 - 2024 Steering Committee

Adrianne Griffith

Communications Chair
Kristen Monahan

Community & Social Programs Co-Chairs
Jolie Lam
Eve Letendre

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Justice (DEIBJ) Chair
Gina Garcia
Natasha (Sunni) Sandeford

Membership & Assessment Chair
Vandana Gandhi

Professional Development & Education Chair
Aisha Hamilton