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Connections and Networks

The McNulty Institute fosters and supports new opportunities and connections within Villanova and the broader community in order to mentor, network, exchange knowledge and inspire the development of women leaders.


Open to any Villanova employee who is a parent (new or experienced!) interested in networking with others about the joys and challenges of being a working parent. The Villanova Parenthood Collective holds monthly gatherings that provide space for education, relationship building and resource sharing. Email to join their listserv. Upcoming events can be found on the McNulty Institute’s events page or on the Parenthood Collective Facebook group.

NovaWomenLead connects alumni with one another and with graduate and undergraduate students through social networking, professional development and educational events and programming focused on advancing women’s leadership.  All students, alumni, parents, family and friends of Villanova are welcome. Click here to join. 

Research shows mentorship is an effective tool for women’s advancement. Villanova offers a variety of mentoring programs for its students and The McNulty Institute encourages students to take advantage of these opportunities. Furthermore, we encourage alumni to mentor and sponsor women through these Villanova programs, in your workplace, or community.

The McNulty Institute, Tolentine 203: Keeping with our mission to foster women’s advancement through connections, community-building, dialogue and the collaborative creation of new knowledge, all are welcome to use this space to work, study, hold informal gatherings and more! The space features work stations, flexible furnishings, a small conference room, and stocked kitchen. The space is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.