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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.


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

12/20/2021: Happy Holidays, First Events of 2022, & More!

From our festive stockings, ugly Christmas sweaters, and cozy work-from-home setups to yours -- we wish you a very happy holiday season filled with love, joy, and most of all: rest! As 2021 comes to a close, here are some resources to usher in the new year with extra cheer... [click to read more]

A complete archive of CWN newsletters is accessible here.

Upcoming Events

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. 

Recent Events

Fidelity Financial Series: Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt

Wednesday, September 22, 12-1pm, REGISTER for Zoom details. 

This class offers manageable strategies and tools that can help you get a handle on spending and borrowing so you can start building your future. It also covers how to develop a smart budget and ways to manage debt and is designed for those who want to build healthy spending and saving habits to improve their current financial situation. 

Fidelity Financial Series: Retirement Income Planning for Her

Monday, August 16, 12-1pm, REGISTER for Zoom details. 

An adapted version of Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning, class can help you learn how to determine when retirement is feasible based on projected savings and expected financial challenges down the road. This class can help you learn how to determine when retirement is feasible based on projected savings and expected financial challenges in retirement. It also covers estimating how long savings may last with a solid retirement income plan. 

Fidelity Financial Series: Organize, Plan, and Own Your Future

Tuesday, July 20, 12-1pm, REGISTER for Zoom details. 

Whether you're just starting out or nearing retirement, the Women and Investing: Organize, Plan, Own Your Future class offers simple steps you can take to achieve your financial goals. It also includes ways to build health financial habits, save for multiple goals, and invest wisely, so that you can take control of your financial future. This class is designed specifically for womxn, addressing common challenges and creating an environment that builds confidence.  

CWN Informational Session: Networking & Peer Coaching Pilot Program

Wednesday, July 28, 12-1pm, REGISTER for Zoom details. 

We are excited to announce that CWN is currently developing its own networking and peer coaching program, in response to our membership's expressed interest in more opportunities for CWN members to meet and learn from each other. This program is designed to provide community, networking, skills development, accountability, accessibility to resources, kind feedback, and strengthened leadership skills. 

Applications for the October 2021 - March 2022 will open in early August. To learn more about the program, how to apply, and the selection/pairing process, we invite you to attend an information session led by CWN's Professional Development Chair. 


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2021 Steering Committee

Heidi Wagner
Rachelle Regan

Communications Chair
Katrina Koski

Community & Social Programs Chairs
Ashley Campos
Sanchita Pal

Diversity & Advocacy Chairs
Rebecca Andersen
Zhanara Gallegos

Membership & Assessment Chair
Ziva Armstrong

Professional Development & Education Chair
Orsolya Nadasdi

Recorder/Historian Chair
Martina Parashkevova