Promoting Women's Professional and Personal Development

University Women's Network umass amherst campus

Become a Member

As a University Women's Network (UWN) member, you realize networking opportunities, make new friends, and lend your support to a dynamic group of like-minded, professional women. Join today—see the difference your support can make. Complete our UWN Membership Form [PDF].


Our Mission

Established in 1981, UWN is a networking group that continually evolves to reflect the current interests and concerns of its members. UWN values the fundamental qualities of integrity and optimism, and maintains a tradition of support and encouragement. Over thirty years joining the time and talents of University women.


UWN, at its core, is a networking organization. We effectively network with all University women, welcoming women from all different types of backgrounds and levels of experience. We achieve this by hosting monthly events throughout the academic year so that there a many opportunities to participate, to create and maintain relationships, and also by committing ourselves to the outreach of new members.

Education and Development

UWN is dedicated to educating and sharing information about women’s health and wellness, finances, programs and benefits within the University, and arts and culture. We do this through the invited guest speakers that present at our monthly luncheons.

Support and Encouragement

UWN values each member and her unique contributions to the organization. Collectively we understand that being a UWN member means making a commitment to each other, to support one another as we strive towards our professional and personal goals. We achieve this by informal information sharing of workplace experiences, job referrals and references, and resource sharing.