Promoting Women's Professional and Personal Development

A Message from Glenda Pons, Chair

Dear UMass Women,

I would like to reflect on what we have been going through. I did not want to start by saying “In these difficult times…”, as we have been hearing it repeatedly and I'm unable to provide a solution.   I would like to acknowledge that some of us have had more difficult times than others;  from mothers working at home while attending to their family's needs, to those providing aid to a loved one who may be ill, still others assisting their aging parents, and more.  Many have had the painful experience of not being able to visit family members in the hospital or nursing home.  And, there are employees who are suffering the financial burden of having their work hours cut back, or even being laid off.  The words "fear","madness"and "unfamiliar" come to mind.  Although, I'm also reminded of "resilience".  Throughout this time, perhaps we can remind ourselves of what has been good, no matter how small.  We can bring forward terms such as "hope","friendship","family","love", and "freedom".  Yes, freedom to enjoy the good things.  

On behalf of the committee, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa or Happy Holiday Break.  Stay safe and we will see you next year! 

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Sarah Jarman

Sarah JarmanWhy join? It’s a great way to expand your network and make new connections. Everyone is very warm and welcoming and makes a concerted effort to be inclusive and embracing of new members. I rarely leave my department so it’s been wonderful to meet people who work in other schools/departments. I’ve also really enjoyed hearing the various speakers. I’m so glad I joined!

Sarah Jarman, UWN Member, Assoc. Director, Creative Services, Development & Alumni Relations
 

2019 and 2020 UWN Steering Committee Members

2019 and 2020 UWN Steering Committee Members
(Back L-R) Racquel Kirpan, Valerie Vasquez-Alexander, Pamela Lester, Lisa Groth, Glenda Pons, Jennifer Bennett, Karen Ayotte, Cynthia Mendoza,

(Front L-R) Dot Morua-Fernandes, Vanessa Kehler, Michelle Augustinowicz

(Not pictured)  Nathalie McCormick and Sharon McDonald

Carlene Foreman-Johnson

carlene foreman-johnsonWhy join UWN? Joining the UWN would give you a great opportunity to share and to interact with other women from the UMass family. In addition, you get to share a fun-filled activities, food, and great fellowship.

Carlene Foreman-Johnson, UWN Member, Alumni Financial Business Manager, Development & Alumni Relations