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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Join the Making Connections Program

Making Connections is a peer-led networking program designed to foster community building, mutual support, and career & leadership skill development for women employed at UC Berkeley. Starting in November, participants will meet for 8 months with a small group of women to discuss your careers, lean on each other for diverse perspectives, and walk away with new relationships, some of which may end up being lifelong.
Sign up to participate in Making Connections today! 

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A complete archive of CWN newsletters is accessible here.

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Upcoming Events

CWN Celebrates Staff Appreciation Week!

People & Culture is sponsoring $7 lunches for staff on Wednesday, September 20th as part of the Fall Staff Appreciation Week. Grab lunch from any of the MLK Student Union eateries and then meet us on the first floor at noon in the dining area adjacent to Ladle and Leaf - bring a friend or come and meet a new one! Add to your calendar.

Recent Events

CWN Info Sessions: Join our Steering Committee

The Cal Women's Network is seeking nominations for three new steering committee members. Want to know more? Join us at an information session and chat with current members about what we hope to accomplish next year.

Tuesday May 16 at 12:30

Monday May 22 at 3:00

Friday June 2 at 12:00

CWN night out at the Oakland Symphony

The Oakland Symphony will be performing Songs of Protest and CWN members have access to a special offer of $10 tickets on Friday, May 19th. Find a female colleague and head to the Paramount Theater together to enjoy the music.
Ticket link
Discount code: OUSD102223
Code applies to seats in Orchestra Front Rows A - P and Orchestra Rear Rows AA - UU. Code allows two tickets per purchase; can be used multiple times.
Please send us an email after purchasing so we can coordinate a meet-up at the event!

Women @ Work

Working at a university means working with a broad range of jobs around campus. To help us branch out, learn more about different roles, and meet others in the UC Berkeley community, CWN is hosting a virtual panel to explore different jobs and career paths, by talking to the women who work at Cal. Mark your calendars for noon on Friday, March 24th, for this panel discussion. More information to come!

We acknowledge the correlation between race, class, socio-economic status and the employment roles that we occupy as University employees. It is with intention that we uplift positionality, and the range of factors that contribute to who may fill what role. For this panel, we are aiming to highlight all types of roles from all around campus. CWN recognizes that we are one community, understanding that no position is better than another, and valuing that none of us could do our jobs without every role being filled.

Welcome! We're glad you're here. 

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2022-23 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