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Events & Projects

Annual Reception

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.

Book Club

A book is selected by the Women's Network Executive Committee and all members are invited to read the book and attend a discussion.

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.

Networking Opportunities

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.

Wellness Events

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!

Mailing List

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.

Community Engagement

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
Fall 2016

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.

Fall 2014

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.

Fall 2012

Nearly 200 employees came together for the first annual event, which gave them a chance to discuss their common experiences, interests and concerns. Read the full W&M News story.