The mission of the Villanova Women’s Professional Network is to sponsor and support programming that is designed to connect Villanova women, encourage their professional growth and development, and enlighten all of our community about the issues and challenges facing women today.
Our vision is to create a large and active community of Villanova women across all five colleges who support our mission, participate in our programming, and are networked with each other.
We believe that bringing together Villanova women from diverse educational backgrounds, career paths, and perspectives will encourage the exchange of ideas across disciplines and industries and will foster creative collaboration and problem solving.
Our target audience is all women in the Villanova community, including undergraduate and graduate students, alumnae, faculty, staff, and administrators from all five colleges on campus: Villanova School of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, and School of Law.
All members of the Villanova community are invited and welcome to participate.
The Villanova Women’s Professional Network is led by a steering committee of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and alumnae currently based at the Villanova School of Business.
We began our work in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Cheryl Carleton (Director) - Economics, VSB
Lynn Brooks - Management & Operations, VSB
Sarah Choi - President of Undergraduate Women In Business, VSB ‘14
Suzanne Clain - Economics, VSB
Amy Fleischer - Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Melinda German - Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, VSB
Michele Gianforcaro - Mentoring Program Director, VSB
Stacy Grant Hohenleitner - Faculty Member, MSN, RN, CNA, College of Nursing
Shelly Howton - Finance, VSB
Kristy Irwin - Director of Strategy & Development, Graduate Programs, VSB
Mary Kelly - Economics, VSB
Helen Lafferty - Education and Counseling, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amy Molnar - Alumna, VSB '94
Hillary Seith - VWPN Graduate Fellow, President of Graduate Women in Business, VSB MBA '15
Janice Sipior - Accounting & Information Systems, VSB
Alicia Strandberg - Management and Operations, VSB
Madonna Sutter - Associate Dean, External Relations, VSB
Cathy Toner - Director of Communications and Marketing, VSB