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.​​​​​​​​​​

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Five

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Five

Kris Gallagher  /  05/08/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​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

Kris Gallagher  /  04/10/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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)

DePaul Women's Network  /  03/27/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​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

Why Join DWN as a Team Member or Director?

Why Join DWN as a Team Member or Director?

Nadia Alfadel Coloma  /  03/21/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

The DWN ExperienceWhen 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. And in... read more

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Three

BUILDing an Ally's Booklist, Part Three

Kris Gallagher  /  03/20/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​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

DePaul Women's Network  /  03/01/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

​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

Kris Gallagher  /  02/28/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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)

DePaul Women's Network  /  02/21/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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?

Deborah W. Holton  /  02/12/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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

Kris Gallagher  /  01/25/2018  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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

Gillian Steele  /  12/12/2017  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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

​By Carolina Barrera Tobón  /  11/16/2017  /  Posted in: 2017-18  /  Twitter  /  Facebook

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