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 March 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.

Happy Women's History Month!

Visit the Women’s History and Empowerment Month website to learn more about this month’s events. 

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

March 7, 2024 - Add to calendar

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 - Add to calendar
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 - Add to calendar
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

Recent Events

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. 

Brown Bag Lunch at ASUC Student Union

Tuesday, January 23, noon

Tuesday, February 20, noon

Happy Hour at Raleigh's Pub

Thursday, January 25, 4-6pm

Thursday, February 22, 4-6pm

CWN Presents: Women@Work

Tuesday, December 19 at noon
Join us for our second virtual Women@Work panel, where participants will explore the connections between job families offered at UC Berkeley and the women who work in them.

Women@Work will give you the unique opportunity to meet others at UC Berkeley, learn, appreciate, and get to know the staff community through their career stories. Kick off the new year with fresh insights about career opportunities at Cal!

Welcome! We're glad you're here. 

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Upcoming Events


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