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May 5: Women of Color Scholarship Luncheon

The Center for Access, Success, and Achievement at Villanova University will host the 12th annual Women of Color Scholarship Luncheon on Friday May 5th. The event will feature a keynote speaker. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to award a scholarship to a deserving underrepresented female student at Villanova. 

All alumni and alumnae are welcome to attend the luncheon. The cost is $35/person and $250 for a table of eight. Visit to purchase tickets. 

If you have any questions, or if you would like to make a direct donation to the scholarship fund, please contact Linda Coleman in the CASA at (610)-519-4074 or

For more information click here.

May 5, 2017

Villanova University

Villanova Room

11:00 am – 2:00 pm



Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly with Carol Mitchell

On March 29, Carol Mitchell, author of "Breaking Bitch: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly," presented to the Villanova University comminuty.

Click here to check out the video of Carol Mitchell's presentation.


Big East Tournament Networking Luncheon

On March 10, the Villanova Women's Professional Network along with University Advancement and the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership held a networking luncheon and panel in New York as part of Big East week.  The panel was narrated by Joyce Russell, Dean of the Villanova School of Business and included Catherine Keating '84, President and CEO of Commonfund, Nnenna Lynch '93, Managing Principal and Director of Development, The Georgetown Company, Paula Sutter '89, Operating Partner, TSG Consumer Partners and CEO TSG Fashion, and Eileen Barker '93, GM Sales, IT Cosmetics.

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Working Moms Who Make It Work: Real Advice for Young Professionals

Great article about work-life balance advice from Villanova Alumni!

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Closing the Pay Gap and Beyond - Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute

On September 21, Villanova faculty, students, and friends met in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library to listen to Dr. Gould discuss her work on closing the gender pay gap and participate in conversations about the recent Women's Economic Agenda: Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone. A total of about 75 atendees came to the event and participated in lively discussions throughout the evening.


For those interested in Dr. Gould's research but unable to attend the event, the presentation is available here.


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