Event in a Box

Host Your Own Event


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  • Determine the target audience, purpose of the event, and number of guests
  • Develop a plan to subsidize full cost of event
  • Choose a date and theme
  • Find a location – the host’s home or office building are popular choices
  • Create a program agenda
  • Invite participants
  • Post event information to VUAA/VWPN and personal social media
  • Share event photos and attendance lists via email - alumni@villanova.edu and vwpn@villanova.edu
  • Contact Amy Layman – amy.layman@villanova.edu - with any questions

Contact the Alumni Office for supporting resources

  • List of alumni volunteers in your area
  • Small event decorations such as table V’s, blank nametags, stickers, etc.
  • VUAA and VWPN LinkedIn outreach
  • Promotion VUAA and VWPN websites
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Potential Themes

– suggestions only; please choose a theme of interest to your group

  • Confidence: The Confidence Code
  • Gender Parity: Lean In The McKinsey Study
  • Women in Sports, Female Leaders and the EY Study #WomenFastForward

Other popular topics

  • Womenomics by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  • Stiletto Network by Pamela Ryckman
  • #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
  • The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
  • Thrive by Ariana Huffington
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein
  • VWPN Articles and Resources
  • International Women’s Day & the
  • #PledgeforParity 2016
  • The Ellevate Network (formerly 85 Broads)
  • DamesBond.com

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Cheryl Carleton
Director, Villanova Women's Professional Network

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