DePaul Women's Network Blog

The DePaul Women's Network blog provides event previews and recaps, explores professional development topics and women's issues, features female faulty and staff spotlights, and offers DePaul women a space to write and read about the issues that are important to them.  Interested in contributing? Learn more about being a guest blogger.​​​​​​​​​​

Why Join DWN as a Team Member or Director?

Why Join DWN as a Team Member or Director?

The DWN Experience When you’re a member of DWN, the experience is what you make of it. As a member at large, you receive our monthly newsletter and special invites to certain DWN events. As a team member or director, you receive those as well, but you also help create those programs and events.... read more

Books and Littles and Tea, Oh My!

Books and Littles and Tea, Oh My!

DWN has had an amazing 2018-2019 year. We have hosted so many events, served different communities and had lots fun to boot. This past service year has been especially rewarding for me. I was nominated as Woman of Spirit and Action, I was able to assist in coordinating a... read more

The DWN Experience: Friendship, Networking and Leadership Development

The DWN Experience: Friendship, Networking and Leadership Development

As one of several Employee Resource Groups on campus, the DePaul Women’s Network (DWN) provides a space for women across the university to meet each other, work together and develop new or unique skills.  From happy hours to quarterly book club meetings to career development workshops, DWN... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Five

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Five

​This is the fifth in a series of posts about the books and articles that have had a strong impact on me as I seek to become a better ally and a better friend. I’m writing them as my capstone project for my BUILD Diversity Certificate. These thoughts are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Four

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Four

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the books and articles that have had a strong impact on me as I seek to become a better ally and a better friend. I’m writing them as my capstone project for my BUILD Diversity Certificate. These thoughts are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the... read more

13th Annual High Tea with St. Louise (Event Photos)

13th Annual High Tea with St. Louise (Event Photos)

​On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, DePaul women gathered for the annual High Tea with St. Louise. They heard about service opportunities at DePaul, which included the Career Center's Career Closet and the St. Vincent de Paul parish's food pantry and kitchen. At the end of the event, women created... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Three

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Three

​This is the third in a series of posts about the books and articles that have had a strong impact on me as I seek to become a better ally and a better friend. I’m writing them as my capstone project for my BUILD Diversity Certificate. These thoughts are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the... read more

2018 Women of Substance Event Photos

2018 Women of Substance Event Photos

​On Thursday, March 1, 2018, DWN hosted the annual Women of Substance exhibit in the DePaul Art Museum. A woman of substance is a woman with positive influence who is engaged in life and adds meaning to the lives of those around her. She is a woman who uses her talents and power to make a... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Two

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Two

This is the second in a series of posts about the books and articles that have had a strong impact on me as I seek to become a better ally and a better friend. I’m writing them as my capstone project for my BUILD Diversity Certificate. These thoughts are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the... read more

Winter Faculty Forum with Professor Doris C. Rusch (Event Video)

Winter Faculty Forum with Professor Doris C. Rusch (Event Video)

Doris C. Rusch, associate professor in CDM, served as DWN's Winter Faculty Forum speaker on Feb. 21, 2018. A game designer, researcher, and play aficionado, Professor Rusch founded the Deep Games Laboratory at DePaul and is author of the book Making Deep Games - Designing Games with Meaning... read more

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Four years ago, DePaul’s Human Resources invited eligible faculty and staff to an evening event to learn more about retirement benefits and planning. I’m grateful for the motivation that evening sparked in me. After the event, I realized that I needed to give more conscious thought to my resources,... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part One

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part One

Since I was young, I’ve seen myself as an ally of people who are members of what we now call marginalized groups. However, growing up as a white, cisgender, middle-class woman in Iowa, I didn’t have many opportunities to actually interact with people from other backgrounds. I proudly waved the flag... read more

An Unlikely Mentor

An Unlikely Mentor

Much has been written about the importance of mentorship in helping manage our careers. More often than not, it refers to the development of leadership skills and moving “up” in the world. We often think about a mentor as being like us yet more senior, someone who can help us develop our leadership... read more

2017-18 Members Reception with Mrs. Esteban

2017-18 Members Reception with Mrs. Esteban

When Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban assumed his role as DePaul’s 12th president this summer, it marked several firsts: DePaul’s first lay leader; DePaul’s first president with a Ph.D.; and DePaul’s first First Lady, Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Esteban. On Wednesday, October 11th, the DePaul Women’s Network hosted... read more

DWN Blog Archive

DWN Blog Archive

To read past blog posts from the DePaul Women's Network, please visit our archived blog.