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.


Alumni Connections

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Business Operations Leader, Senior Manager Accenture
  • Chester Springs, PA
  • Project Adminstrator in the Center for Technology in Education Center for Technology in Education
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Spanish Teacher John Dickinson High School
  • Summit, NJ
  • Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Kent Place School
  • Villanova, PA
  • Assistant Producer & Editor Bokeh Pictures
  • Washington, DC
  • Senior Research Assistant Federal Reserve
  • Stamford, CT
  • Senior Compliance Associate GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
  • West Chester, PA
  • Medical Intensive Care Nurse ChristianaCare
  • Tewksbury, NJ
  • Postpartum Doula Set On Shine Wellness
  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Assistant Director of Financial Assistance for Graduate, Part-time and Undergraduate Students Villanova University
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • President Canoura & Co.
  • Falls Church, VA
  • City Council Member City of Falls Church

Featured Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Top Companies that Recruit at Villanova

In order to better serve students, the Villanova University Career Center has committed to promoting select companies that are recognized …

Women in Business & Industry
WITI – International Network of Women in Technology

An organization dedicated to empowering women in business and technology.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

The largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

Woman Engineer

A career guidance and recruitment magazine offered at no charge to qualified women engineering, computer science and information technology students …

Professional Woman’s Magazine

Skill Building Courses

Inclusive Female Leadership

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

How to Succeed as a Latina in a Global Work Environment

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

Asking for a Raise

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

Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Conversations at Work

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

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Christine DiDonato
Getting a job offer is a time to celebrate, but it’s also important to stop and ask, “What does my…

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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

Negotiating Your Salary

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

Challenging Gender Pay Inequity in the Workplace

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

How to Get a Pay Raise

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

Make Belonging Real in the Workplace

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

Negotiating Work Flexibility

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

Speaking Up for Yourself and Underrepresented Groups

Jessica Chen
Are you at a point in your career where you’ve realized that putting your head down, doing the work, and…

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

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

Menopause in the Workplace: A Guide to Supporting Your Colleagues

Menopause is a human condition that affects most of us in one way or another. Fifty percent of the world’s…

Success Strategies for Women in the Workplace

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

Nano Tips for Negotiating Your Salary with Sho Dewan

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

How to Confidently Negotiate Your Salary

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

Create Your Dream Career: A Transformative Guide for Women

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

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

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

Thriving as a Female Founder in a Male-Dominated Industry

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

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