Women’s Professional Network
The Wagner College Women’s Professional Network is a first class organization that empowers all Wagner’s female-identified and nonbinary community across all professional disciplines, at every stage of their career – from senior executives and young professionals to entrepreneurs and current students – to achieve and realize their career goals.
The organization accomplishes this by drawing on the extensive and diverse experience of Wagner’s many accomplished alumni as well as Wagner’s talented female-identified and nonbinary student body, providing everyone the tools and resources to become leaders and role models in the work place.
- Founded in 2014
- Members: 190+ Women (112 Alumni & 80 Students)
- Executive Committee Members: 13
- Advisory Council Members: 4
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in being a part of the Women’s Professional Network, please complete the form and we’ll contact you!
If you are an alumnae and would like to inquire more information or host a WPN event, please contact Kristin Lenihan, Assistant Director, at 718-420-4164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPN Mission: Empower Wagner’s female community (from student to alumnae), across all professional disciplines, for every stage of her career. Senior executives, to young professionals, to current students helping one another achieve professional and personal goals.
WPN Student Initiative Mission: The WPN Student Initiative is open to all female-identified and nonbinary students at Wagner. Members work together to create an empowering, peer-to-peer support system that gives aspiring professionals, across all academic majors and career interests, the tools to find their voices in the professional sphere and gain confidence
in their abilities.
WPN Values: Draw on a group of extensive and diverse experiences and backgrounds. Keep the conversations alive through
open forums, events and one-on-one member networking.
How To Become A Student Member of the WPN: Female-identifying students of all majors and areas of interest, undergraduate/ graduate, are welcome to apply. Contact email@example.com with your interest in joining WPN and schedule a 1:1 meeting. Click here: http://mywco.com/cace. Once you have been added to the WPN distribution email list, you will start receiving invitations to WPN Alumnae Hosted Events and WPN Student Initiative Meetings and can register to attend.
Lunch and Learns are mid-day meetings held over lunch (typically from 12-2 pm) between you and 10-15 WPN students. When hosting a Lunch and Learn, sharing your personal career story and insights on career paths within your industry, is instrumental to the students development and WPN experience.
We hold 8 Lunch and Learns per fiscal year, resulting in dozens of internships and full-time positions across industries such as Financial Services, PR, Marketing and Sales, Real Estate, Entertainment (Companies including Morgan Stanley, NBC Universal, MSG Networks, etc).
FY22- 23 Hosts
- Dr. Joanna Ciavarella ’11 – Wagner Chemistry Professor and specialist in book publishing at McGraw Hill ALEKS
- Alyssa Ahern ’13 – Adidas, Senior Public Relations Manager
- Katie-Jo Younkins ’11 MBA’13 – US Dept of State, Program Analyst
We are looking for new faces to host our Lunch and Learns. If you are interested in hosting, please let us know. It is a terrific opportunity to showcase your talents and connect with the current students.
We hold annual events throughout the year:
- WPN Social Networking (Fall)
- Year-End Reception (Spring-invite only)
You also have access to other networking events, such as Career Conversations.
We are extremely happy to have many of you join us from outside the tri-state area! This is as an excellent opportunity to broaden our reach and networking.
Keep an eye out on our Events Calendar page for registrations!