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Our Mission

​​​The DePaul Women’s Network works to enliven and enrich the work experience for women faculty and staff at DePaul University. We accomplish our mission by creating opportunities for DePaul women to engage in self-directed personal and professional development. We do this by delivering a diverse, highly engaging slate of events targeted toward networking, learning and the sharing of ideas about common interests.​

​​Our History

The first women’s network at DePaul formed in 2003 and focused on women in managerial roles. Women in Leadership (WIL), as it was called, focused on developing future women leaders at the university. However, WIL was disbanded in response to an interest in professional development from women in other roles. In 2008, the DePaul Women's Network was created to serve all women employees at DePaul.​

​For a detailed account of DWN's history and current structure, read this Newsline feature​.