Women’s Professional Network

Women's Professional Network

The WPN is a series of presentations and workshops that help prepare Wagner women to enter the workforce. Opportunities in different career areas are discussed, as well as issues common in the workplace. Drawing on the extensive experience of Wagner’s many successful alumnae, we hope to provide this group of young women with the tools to build successful careers while serving as leaders and role models in the workplace. Female sophomores through seniors, as well as graduate students, of any major or career interest are invited to apply for this program.


Our Mission

Empower Wagner's female community, across all professional disciplines, for every stage of her career.
Senior executives, to young professionals to current students helping one another achieve common and personal goals.

Our 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.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 2014
  • Members: 190+ Women (112 Alumni & 80 Students)
  • 8 Lunch and Learns per fiscal year, resulting in dozens of internships across industries such as Financial Services, PR, Marketing and Sales (Companies including Merrill Lynch, AMBC, Fox, etc.)


FY19 Alumni Lunch and Learn Hosts

Stephanie Jiannetto-Alesi '96
Citi Bank

Carolina Silva '16, Laura Andrews '06, Lucy Wagner '07, Catherine Grasso '12
Merrill Lynch

Kate Rados '97
Penguin Random House

Carla Giorgio '07
Integrated Media

Cynthia DiBartolo '84
Tigress Financial

Christina Brunetti '14, Breanna Byrne '14, Alex Matulonis '08
ABC Disney

Elizabeth Dye Cabrera '03
Johnson & Johnson

Catherine Scavelli '13
Billboard Media

If you are a student and are interested in joining the WPN, please contact Tara Chiari, Assistant Director of Career Services, at 718-390-3430 or tara.chiari@wagner.edu. If you are an Alumnae and would like to inquire more information or host a WPN event, please contact Juliana Formica, Alumni Relations Officer at 718-390-3303 or j.formica@wagner.edu.