University Women's Network

Promoting Women's Professional and Personal Development

A Message from Van Kehler, UWN Chair   

A staff member asks: Why should I join? I'm so glad you ask! UWN has been around since 1981.  We are open to all women employees whether staff or faculty - no matter what position. Women join for different reasons. I’ve been on campus since 1987.  Before UWN I would go to work - then home, without expanding my experiences here on campus. Since joining UWN I've learned what's available on campus and in the community through guest speakers and by networking with UWN members; things like the best deals for employee purchasing, free Rape Aggression Defense training for my nieces, meal deals for my elderly parents, who to contact for specific office issues, and about access to the Recreation Center. Read full article

Upcoming Events

  • UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    Date: 
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Draper Hall, Room 122

    This meeting is open to all UWN members.

    The UWN Steering Committee will convene to review the budget, and to finalize plans for the October and other upcoming events. Please bring your lunch and come share your thoughts and ideas!

    Wed, 10/17/2018
  • Red Mic: Menarche to Menopause (Stories to laugh by)

    Red Mic: Menarche to Menopause (Stories to laugh by)

    Date: 
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1pm
    Location: 
    Campus Center, Hadley Room 10th Floor

    Bloating, mood swings, messiness, and all the joys of being a woman! 

    This is a chance to listen, share, and laugh about our own personal journeys from young bud, to pimply flower, to potpourri.

    Mark your calendar!

    See flyer for more information.

    Tue, 10/23/2018
  • UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    Date: 
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Draper Hall, Room 102

    This meeting is open to all UWN members.

    The UWN Steering Committee will convene to review the budget, and to finalize plans for the November and other upcoming events.  Please bring your lunch and come share your thoughts and ideas!

    Wed, 11/07/2018
  • Guest Speaker: Nancy Hunter Denney

    Guest Speaker: Nancy Hunter Denney

    Date: 
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1pm
    Location: 
    Campus Center, Hadley Room 10th Floor

    Nancy Hunter Denney is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, and educator.  She will be presenting her program:

    "Believe Me, It's YOU:  Dealing with Difficult People" 

    In addition to appearances on over 900 college campuses and at hundreds of conferences in higher education, she has appeared on the national stage with financial advice expert Suze Orman, news correspondent Soledad O’Brien, and talk show host Dr. Phil. 

    Ms. Denney brings personal stories, real life examples and her own creative twist to every keynote and training experience. Audiences appreciate her captivating style and manner in which she reaches and teaches. She is a recognized author or contributing author of six books – her most recent release is entitled, Wisdom Along the Way: Writings on Life and Leadership. The 3rd Edition of her signature book, Zing! 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence (Foreword by Dr. Ken Blanchard) will be released in 2013.

    Come join us for this exciting and engaging event!

    (More information to be posted soon)

     

    Tue, 11/13/2018
  • UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    Date: 
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Draper Hall, Room 102

    This meeting is open to all UWN members.

    The UWN Steering Committee will convene to review the budget, and to finalize plans for the December Holiday event and Auction. Please bring your lunch and come share your thoughts and ideas!

    Mon, 11/26/2018
  • UWN Holiday Event

    UWN Holiday Event

    Date: 
    Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Time: 
    Noon - 1pm
    Location: 
    Campus Center, Hadley Room 10th Floor

    Mark your calendar for the annual UWN Holiday Luncheon!  A time to sit, dine, and visit with your fellow UWN women. (This luncheon is free to paid members.)

    There will also be the annual UWN teacup auction with some great items!  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during the luncheon. 

    Please come join us for this fun and festive event!

    (More information to be posted soon)

    Thu, 12/06/2018
  • UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Draper Hall, Room 122

    This meeting is open to all UWN members.

    The UWN Steering Committee will convene to review the budget, and to finalize plans for the January and other upcoming events. Please bring your lunch and come share your thoughts and ideas!

    Tue, 01/08/2019
  • Guest Speaker: Pam Victor - Happier Valley Comedy

    Guest Speaker: Pam Victor - Happier Valley Comedy

    Date: 
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Campus Center, Hadley Room 10th Floor

    The University Women's Network (UWN) presents Pam Victor of Happier Valley Comedy for the interactive training titled "Meet Your Evil Mind Meanie".

    Pam is the founder and Head of Happiness of Happier Valley Comedy, a hotbed of improv in Western Mass.  She has improvised and done her live interview show at numerous festivals, such as The Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Detroit Improv Festival, and Chicago Improv Festival. 

    For this engaging presentation, Pam will introduce techniques to help quiet your inner critic, in order to encourage more ease and joy at work and home.

    Please join us for a delicious hot buffet and some educational fun!

    More information to follow soon.

     

    Wed, 01/16/2019
  • UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    UWN Steering Committee Meeting

    Date: 
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Draper Hall, Room 102

    This meeting is open to all UWN members.

    The UWN Steering Committee will convene to review the budget, and to finalize plans for the February and upcoming events. Please bring your lunch and come share your thoughts and ideas!

    Wed, 02/06/2019
  • Guest Speaker: Melissa Baker,PhD

    Guest Speaker: Melissa Baker,PhD

    Date: 
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Time: 
    Noon - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    TBD

    The University Women's Network (UWN) is hosting Melissa Baker, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Isenberg. S

    She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Prior to becoming a professor, Melissa worked as a manager for Brio Bravo Restaurant Group. She teaches courses in Foodservice Management and Service Experience Management. Her research focuses on service failure and recovery, customer complaining, and appearance and impression formation. She is also the advisor to the only hospitality honor society on campus, Eta Sigma Delta. In addition, her research has been published in the top tier hospitality and marketing journals. 

    She will be speaking to UWN about Different Work Styles.

    Please join us for this exciting and energetic talk!

    More information to follow soon.

     

    Wed, 02/13/2019

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  • Design Bldg Tour 1
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  • Chef Demonstration 4 June 2018
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  • UWN Group June 2018
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  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plants with Dr. Lyle Craker 3
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  • Museum Tour with Charles Derby 2018 14
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Contact

Get Involved

For women who are already members, but wish to become more involved.  Please send an email to uwn@admin.umass.edu

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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
 

Eva Fierst

Eva FierstWhy join UWN? UWN is a great place to create a UMass community that transcends the departments, offices, or disciplines on campus. It gets women out of the silos. It is a group of great camaraderie, of smart women, and kindred spirits. The monthly meetings are stimulating and covers a wide range of speakers.

Eva Fierst, UWN Member, Education Curator, Fine Arts Museum, UMass Amherst
 

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