Welcome to the Women Connections Community!

The Career Center recognizes that social identities and career experiences often intersect and that Villanovans may face specific challenges navigating the career development process as they explore the world of work. This is a space to connect women through networking, professional development and educational events and programming. We will continually develop this community as we become aware of additional opportunities to advance the growth of all members of our community. Learn more about how jobs and internships featured on this page are sourced.

Wake up, ladies, it’s Barbie Week!

Please join the McNulty Institute and the Career Center as we present Barbie Week – an entire week devoted to women’s professional development. We will have everything from panels discussing the economic and social impact of the movie, to salary …

By Alexandra Karlesses
Alexandra Karlesses
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“Breaking Barriers: DEI Organizations Paving the Path to Success Through Financial Services Internships”

Historically, financial services and investment banking have lacked diverse talent. As an industry that is centralized in networking and social capital, many underrepresented and marginalized candidate groups have been excluded. Due to this fact, organizations like Girls Who Invest, INROADS, …

By Timaria Brach
Timaria Brach
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10 Ways Diversity Pipeline Programs Can Advance Your Career

There are numerous organizations that invest in fostering a diverse and talented pool of students to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace. Diversity pipeline programs make a great impact on students.

What are Diversity Pipeline Programs?

Diversity pipeline programs …

By Jhaakira Jacobs
Jhaakira Jacobs
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Identity and Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Research Assistant Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems
Meet Laura >
  • Chatham, NJ
  • Director of Communications JS Casting Inc.
Meet Alena >
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Program Manager, Supply & Demand Planning Google
Meet Amanda >
  • New York, NY
  • Advisory Associate State and Local Solutions KPMG US
Meet Danielle >
  • Phoenixville, PA
Meet Patricia >
  • Washington, DC
  • Correspondence Manager Senator Maggie Hassan
Meet Jillian >
  • Villanova, PA
  • Assistant Director of Professional Education Villanova University
Meet Liz >
  • Miami, FL
  • ESG and Sustainability Staff 1 EisnerAmper
Meet Halina >
  • New York, NY
  • Alternative Investments Due Diligence — Assistant Vice President Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Meet Kriya >
  • New York, NY
  • Vitamin Therapy Program Manager THE WELL
Meet Sarah S. >
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Global Head of Accident and Health Claims, AXIS Re AXIS Capital
Meet Nicole >
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Business Operations Leader, Senior Manager Accenture
Meet Amanda >

Skill Building Courses

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

Taught by Shawna Curran
There exists a perception about who tech jobs are for. That perception doesn’t often include people from historically marginalized groups…

Busting Myths About Salary Negotiations

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Salary can be a challenging subject to discuss, but sometimes it must be done. How can you have these conversations…

Make Belonging Real in the Workplace

Taught by Dumi Senda
In this course, workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) expert and global leadership coach Dumi Senda shows you how to…

Challenging Gender Pay Inequity in the Workplace

Taught by Gabriella Parente
Looking for strategies to combat pay inequities in the workplace? Ensuring equal pay across genders is more than attainable, but…

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Taught by Dereca Blackmon
The world of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) can be both empowering and overwhelming at times. How can someone…

Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Conversations at Work

Taught by Madecraft
Tough conversations are exactly that: tough. They might involve topics that include heated opinions, arguments, or biases. But having these…

How to Succeed as a Latina in a Global Work Environment

Taught by genConnectU
In addition to the normal, everyday issues you may encounter in your professional life, being a Latina in the workplace…

Inclusive Female Leadership

Taught by Madecraft
Navigating the working world as a woman leader is not for the faint-hearted. Female leaders are confronted with the complex…

Supporting Allyship and Anti-Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
While racism and discrimination are systemic problems that persist, each of us can play a role in helping to eliminate…

CEO Mona Ataya Redefines the Working Mother

Taught by al empire
Mona Ataya began her journey as an entrepreneur by selling chewing gum in grade school. Now, she runs Mumzworld—the leading…

Thriving as a Female Founder in a Male-Dominated Industry

Taught by al empire
In this course, adapted from the podcast al empire, co-host Hebah Fisher talks with entrepreneur Joy Ajlouny about how Joy…

Asking for a Raise

Taught by Lisa Gates
Connect your self worth to your market worth: ask for a raise! In this course, executive coach and negotiation consultant…

Create Your Dream Career: A Transformative Guide for Women

Taught by genConnectU
While you may hear the occasional story of someone lucking into their dream job, or discovering their life’s calling through…

How to Confidently Negotiate Your Salary

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Learn how to confidently negotiate your salary and ask for what you are worth. In this course, adapted from the…

Nano Tips for Negotiating Your Salary with Sho Dewan

Taught by Sho Dewan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Success Strategies for Women in the Workplace

Taught by Kirsty Hulse
Women face unique challenges on their journey to the upper echelons of management. In this course, instructor Kirsty Hulse (herself…

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

Taught by Emilie Aries
Join career strategist and expert negotiator Emilie Aries as she walks through the process of successfully negotiating a new job…

Negotiating Work Flexibility

Taught by Mike Gutman
What if you could be there more for your family, exercise outside in the daylight, prioritize important things that aren’t…

How to Get a Pay Raise

Taught by Careercake
Are you overdue for a pay raise? Sometimes you have to ask for what you’re worth. However, asking for a…

Negotiating Your Salary

Taught by Valerie Sutton
In this course, instructor Valerie Sutton shares smart strategies that can help you prepare for a salary negotiation, discuss your…

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