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Our Summer 2020 Newsletter is here!


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Virtual Professional Development Hour:

Thursday, July 23, 2020 1-2pm

Discussion on tips to keep credentials & skill sets sharp and marketable while working remotely and staying home.

WHAT: Have some tips or advice to offer? Want to gain some advice or tips? Then please join Villanova women at all life stages to network and share advice and tips on keeping credentials and skill sets current and marketable as we are staying at home and/or working remotely.    Expand your own circles through this unique professional development event.  This virtual  hour is an opportunity to make connections and both learn something new or share your own insights  through brief “chat-roulette” style conversations (no video and no audio; text only) - and then continue the discussions with your new connections after the event. No matter where you are in the world you can sign in from your home, office, local library, or mobile device. It’s free, its only for an hour, and its fun!

WHO: Villanova graduate students, alumnae, parents, faculty,  staff and community members are encouraged to participate.

REGISTER:  Please register by July 20th at: or by using the above icon

QUESTIONS? Write to us at

Work Smart Wage Negotiation Workshops:


Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Virtual Discussion via ZOOM

Email to register

The AAUW offers online Work Smart workshops that take about 2 hours to complete and comes with a downloadable workbook. Complete the workshop between June 16th and June 30th and join us for a live ZOOM session, where we can hold a discussion about your experience with the workshop and answer questions.

The AAUW Work Smart workshop teaches its users about negotiating for a promotion or salary increase. Learn the tools and techniques you need to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth by learning how to confidently communicate and quantify your value.








Financial Literacy Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dougherty West Lounge


This workshop will help graduate students, staff, faculty and the community to:

1) Build confidence and motivate action

2) Raise awareness of one's own attitudes, beliefs and concerns around money

3) Provide information on what is needed to develop a personal financial plan to achieve


Our 2019 Fall Speaker


Catherine Kaputa

Brand Stategist, Speaker, and Author


Catherine Kaputa

Catherine is a well known speaker on branding who has a strong business background in branding. She is an award winning and best selling author of four books on branding, including,You Are A Brand!” and “Women Who Brand.”

Learn why personal branding is so important and how to develop a strong, positive “career identity” for yourself. 

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Cheryl Carleton
Director, Villanova Women's Professional Network

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2020 - What's Your Vision for the Future?