Cal Women's Network (CWN)

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

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


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


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

06/16/2022: Celebrating Pride! 

June is Pride month — a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, including our UC Berkeley queer and trans staff, faculty, students & alumni. While June is designated as Pride month, we must celebrate and protect the queer and trans community 365 days a year.

Beyond recognizing and celebrating the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, it is important that we not ignore the increasing attacks they face against their rights and safety. This year the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) calls on us to show that “we won't hide our pride!”

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Upcoming Events

CWN Headshot Event

June 21st 11am - 3pm 

Ready for your close up? We will next have a photographer available on campus (location TBA) from 11-3pm on Tuesday, June 21st. Come join us for refreshments and fun!

How do you participate? The sign up sheet is available here, and also includes a waitlist. Email us at if you have any questions! 

Recent Events

CWN Steering Committee: Info Sessions

Session 1: Friday, May 6, 2pm-2:50pm | Zoom link: is external) 

Session 2: Friday, May 20, 2pm-2:50pm | Zoom link: is external)

Love CWN and want to support its growth to serve more and more women leaders at Cal? Join us for a brown bag info session on ways to get involved. The CWN Steering Committee currently has openings in key outreach areas (i.e. Diversity & Advocacy, Communications, and Historian/Recorded). Can't make the session and/or have questions? Please feel free to email us at:

Mindful Self-Compassion with Jane Sperling Wise

Wednesday, April 27, 12-1pm | Zoom link:

Want to bring some self-compassion into your day? Join us for a lunchtime mindful self-compassion workshop where we’ll explore tools for developing a warm-hearted, connected presence that can support us during times of difficulty. Through guided meditations, exercises, and brief discussions, participants will explore practices that evoke self-compassion in daily life. Note: No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary to attend. 

This workshop is hosted by one of our CWN members, Jane Sperling Wise, a trained mindful self-compassion teacher through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and the Director of Foundation Operations with the UC Berkeley Foundation.

Making Connections: LinkedIn Workshop with Rebecca Andersen

Monday, January 11, 12-1pm, invite sent directly to Making Connections participants via bCal.

All Making Connections participants are invited to a special interactive LinkedIn workshop - just for you. Make edits during the session to have your profile stand out, gain valuable peer feedback, and have fun! This workshop is designed for those who just created a LinkedIn profile yesterday to seasoned LinkedIn users and everyone in between. Bring your questions and curiosity. The workshop will be hosted by Rebecca Andersen, educator, certified Design Your Life and Wellcoaches career coach, and Senior Director of Student & Alumni Career Development at the School of Information.

Cook-Along with Wellness Program Dietician, Kim Guess

Thursday, January 20, 12-1pm, open to all - see CWN Events bCal for Zoom details.

New year, new healthy recipes! If you want to catch up with your colleagues in a fun and health-minded way, learn useful skills, and eat tasty food, join us for a virtual cook-along on Thursday, January 20th from noon to 1:00 pm. If you’d rather not cook-along, you can prepare the recipes later, or just hang out and socialize via Zoom too. We’ll prepare two simple and nutritious recipes using ingredients that you may already have. The grocery list is provided ahead of the event so you have time to acquire any ingredients you don’t already have on hand. If possible, join the Zoom call 10 minutes early to say hi and gather your ingredients and equipment. 

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2022 Steering Committee

Heidi Wagner
Rachelle Regan

Communications Chair
Katrina Koski

Community & Social Programs Chairs
Ashley Campos
Sanchita Pal

Diversity & Advocacy Chairs
Rebecca Andersen

Membership & Assessment Chair
Ziva Armstrong

Professional Development & Education Chair
Orsolya Nadasdi

Recorder/Historian Chair