Each year the Women's Network celebrates female colleagues who have recently been tenured or promoted, in addition to welcoming new female instructional faculty, administrators, professionals, operational, classified, and hourly staff who have arrived at W&M in the last year.
A book is selected by the Women's Network Executive Committee and all members are invited to read the book and attend a discussion.
- Bright Young Women (Fall 2023)
- Happy Place (Summer 2023)
- Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto (Spring 2023)
- Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Spring 2022)
- Girl in Translation (Spring 2022)
- In a Holidaze (Winter 2021)
- Heart Berries (Winter 2020)
- Becoming (Spring 2019)
- The Power (Fall 2018)
- Small Great Things (Spring 2018)
- Men Explain Things to me (Spring 2017)
- Bossypants (March 2016)
- Americanah (January 2016)
- I Am Malala (Spring 2015)
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Spring 2014)
Just Fun! Book Chat
You are welcome to come and listen without talking, leave early, or come late. These are informal discussions where we talk about the book and our lives as we take a break together from work. We talk about what we liked/did not like in a book, connections we felt or see in our lives, and check in with each other in general.
- The First Ladies (Fall 2023)
- The Change (Fall 2023)
- Romantic Comedy (Fall 2023)
- Spoiler Alert (Summer 2023)
- While Justice Sleeps (Summer 2023)
- Nothing But the Truth (Spring 2023)
- Daisy Jones & The Six (Spring 2023)
- The Matzah Ball (Winter 2022)
- By the Book (Winter 2022)
- Carrie Soto is Back (Fall 2022)
- Dial A for Aunties (Fall 2022)
- Lessons in Chemistry (Summer 2022)
- Book Lovers (Summer 2022)
- Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (Spring 2022)
- The Husbands (Spring 2022)
- The Love Hypothesis (Spring 2022)
Breakfasts, lunches and happy hours are held throughout the year to offer more informal opportunities to network and connect with colleagues, both new and old.
The Women's Network supports faculty and staff wellness by offering events such as yoga classes, introduction to meditation, paddle boarding, nutrition workshop, etc.
Give Them Credit!
We invite everyone to recognize and make public the efforts of William & Mary employees. Give Them Credit is a virtual place for us to give credit to those who make William & Mary operate so successfully everyday, even during and despite of a global pandemic! When someone gives you credit, share that comment with your supervisor--they need to know that others appreciate you. Let's lift each other up! Recognize another woman's efforts at Give Them Credit!
New employees at W&M are added to the Women's Network mailing list. Emails are sent a few times each month.
If you prefer not to receive Women's Network listserv emails, please either follow these instructions for creating an email filter or contact William and Mary's Information Technology Support Center to be unsubscribed from the list.
Professional & Personal Development
Tenure & Promotion Workshops
Colleagues from across campus speak candidly about the procedures, protocols, paperwork, politics and other challenges related to the tenure and promotion processes.
Personal Safety Workshop
In partnership with W&M Police, a workshop to learn topics ranging from home security, work safety, travel abroad, dating safety, contacting emergency services and more.
Exploring Leadership Series
In partnership with the Provost’s Office, and hosted by the W&M Women’s Network, the Exploring Leadership Series is designed to support leadership development, to expand individual leadership abilities both in current roles, to prepare for future leadership opportunities, and to advance William & Mary’s strategic objectives. Participation is open to all employees regardless of sex or gender.
The Women's Network hosts a service project annually. Members helped the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center move to their new location and helped to grow vegetables for the Williamsburg Community Growers.
Women's Network Forum
Over 200 folks joined us at the Sadler Center for opening remarks, followed by three concurrent interactive panel sessions, lunch, and four additional concurrent sessions. See the full schedule.
Approximately 250 people from campus gathered at the Sadler Center for opening remarks, followed by two breakout sessions with three concurrent interactive panel sessions. See the full schedule.