Women’s Networking Association


The mission of the Women’s Networking Association (WNA) is to connect professional women across campus through meaningful and empowering relationships. Providing an opportunity for women to network and support one another is an essential step for building women’s leadership at Michigan State University and in the Greater Lansing community.

WNA hosts monthly seminars which focus on professional development and leadership building. Topics have included: Effective Networking; Creating Your Brand; Goal Setting and Achievement; Communication Skills for Women; among others. WNA programs are open to all and may have particular relevance to individuals seeking to advance their careers or develop networking and leadership skills.

For more information about the Women’s Networking Association, contact Lydia Weiss, weisslyd@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635.


Women’s Networking Association “Night on the Town” at the
MSU Women’s Basketball game, 1-27-2016

Connect with WNA on Facebook.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2017 (PDF)

Transforming "Impossible" into "Possible"
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8:30AM-10:00AM, Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Presenter: Cathy George, Head Coach, MSU Women's Volleyball

Networking 101: Not Your Ordinary Mixer
Friday, October 13, 2017
5:30PM-7:00PM, Outfield Lofts (300 Larch St. Lansing, MI)
An evening networking event! Check out the flyer for more information. 

Building Resilience: Managing Self-Control
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:30AM-10:00AM, Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Presenter: Jenn Dubey, Wellness & Recreation Director, MSU U-Club

Navigating Life with Resilience
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30AM-10:00AM, Chittenden Hall, Room 110
Presenter: Lisa Laughman, Consultant and Counselor, Health4U Program/Employee Assistance Program

RSVP for all seminars by emailing worklife@msu.edu or calling (517) 353-1635.


Past Events

Spring 2017 (PDF)

Fall 2016 (PDF)

Spring 2016 (PDF)

Fall 2015 (PDF)

Spring 2015 (PDF)

Fall 2014 (PDF)

Spring 2014 (PDF)

Fall 2013 (PDF)


How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room
This article examines some tips for successfully networking at social and professional events.

10 Ways To Build Your Personal Brand
Knowing your “personal brand” is a key component of a successful career path. This article offers 10 quick tips for discovering and enhancing your “brand.”