The Villanova Women’s Professional Network (VWPN) connects Villanova women, encourages their professional and personal development, and inspires them to succeed. Our programming enlightens all of our community about the issues and challenges facing women today. Led by a steering committee of faculty, staff, students, and alumnae from across campus, the VWPN wants Villanova to be known as an institution where women thrive, on our campus and beyond.


  • Provide opportunities to connect Villanova women from diverse backgrounds across disciplines, both on and off campus
  • Advocate for the advancement of Villanova women  
  • Sponsor and champion Villanova programming that educates our community on how we can work together to enhance the quality of life for women

Whom We Serve

Our target audience is all women in the Villanova community, including undergraduate and graduate students, alumnae, faculty, and staff from all six colleges on campus: Villanova School of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, School of Law, and College of Professional Studies.

All members of the Villanova community are invited and welcome to participate.

Who We Are

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
Past Director, Villanova Women's Professional Network


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