University Women's Network

Promoting Women's Professional and Personal Development

A Message from Glenda Pons, Chair

I am very excited to be part of this vital and exciting group. After 12 years of being a member of the University Women’s Network group, I look forward to continuing to be a part of a welcoming and impactful atmosphere.  UWN is where women can attend our events and learn to grow both personally and professionally. This organization has helped me to develop my own professional and personal creativity. I have learned many things that I had never knew. I have enjoyed the different speakers, such as;  Pie Talk, a daughter’s perspective on her mother’s fight with cancer, Gardening, and the Red Mic (You have to come to the next one to find out!). As Chair, I am looking forward to continuing the great tradition of searching for speakers that will make us laugh, at times make us cry, educate us and help us succeed professionally.

Upcoming Events

  • UWN Holiday Event & Teacup Auction - Save The Date!

    UWN Holiday Event & Teacup Auction - Save The Date!

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Noon - 1pm

    Mark your calendar for the annual University Women's Network (UWN) Holiday Luncheon!  A time to dine, play, and visit with your fellow university women. (This luncheon is free to paid members.)

    There will also be the annual UWN teacup auction with a large variety of gift items!  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during the luncheon.

    More information to follow soon.

    Wed, 12/18/2019

Photo Gallery

  • UWN Members
  • May Event 1
  • May Event 2
  • May Event 3
  • May Event 4
  • April Ovarian Cancer Event 5
  • April Ovarian Cancer Event 4
  • April Ovarian Cancer Event 3
  • April Ovarian Cancer Event 2
  • April Ovarian Cancer Event 1
  • March 2019 Event 1
  • March 2019 Event 2
  • March 2019 Event 3
  • Feb Speaker Event 1
  • Feb Speaker Event 2
  • Feb Speaker Event 3
  • Feb Speaker Event 4
  • Jan Speaker 11
  • Jan Speaker 6
  • Jan Speaker 12
  • Jan Speaker 10-3
  • Jan Speaker 10-4
  • Jan Speaker 4
  • Jan Speaker 7
  • Jan Speaker 16
  • Jan Speaker 8
  • Holiday Dec 2019
  • Holiday Dec 2018
  • Holiday Dec 2018
  • Nancy H D
  • Red Mic1
  • Red Mic2
  • Red Mic3
  • Red Mic4
  • Red Mic5
  • Kickoff 2 9.2018
  • Kickoff 1 9.2018
  • Kickoff 3 9.2018
  • Kickoff 4 9.2018
  • Design Bldg Tour 1
  • Design Bldg Tour 2
  • Design Bldg Tour 3
  • Design Bldg Tour 4
  • Design Bldg Tour 5
  • Chef Demonstration 3 June 2018
  • Chef Demonstration 5 June 2018
  • Chef Demonstration 7 June 2018
  • UWN Group June 2018
  • UWN After-Hours:  Paint Nite 1
  • UWN After-Hours:  Paint Nite 7
  • UWN After-Hours:  Paint Nite 6
  • UWN After-Hours:  Paint Nite 12

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Get Involved

For women who are already members, but wish to become more involved.  Please send an email to



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