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 or to be added to the email list, contact Lydia Weiss, weisslyd@msu.edu or (517) 353-1635. WNA Word mark

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Upcoming Events

Achieve Success with Your Personal Board of Directors
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8:30AM-10:00AM, MSU Library, Green Room (W-444)
Most businesses have a board of directors to positively impact the direction of the company. If you want to be successful in your professional and/or personal life, why not have your own personal board of directors to help you attain success too? Regardless of your job role, your stage in life, or what you hope to achieve, success and happiness are always a desired outcome. Attend this interactive session to learn how to select a core group of people to help guide you, how to leverage this specific type of mentorship network, and brand yourself into the person/professional that you aspire to become. If businesses can thrive using this method, you can too! Presenter: Ed Tillet, Career Consultant, Career Services Network.

How to Be Politically Savvy at Work: Enhancing Your Political Skill
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8:30AM-10:00AM, MSU Library, Green Room (W-444)
Oftentimes, the term "politics" is associated with negative outcomes. However, political skill is the ability to act in an emotionally intelligent and socially aware ways in order to achieve desired outcomes. Moreover, studies have shown that individuals who are politically skilled at work are more likely to receive higher performance evaluations, better salaries, and desirable work assignments. In this session, we will discuss how you can enhance your political skill in order to thrive in the workplace. Presenter: Angela Hall, Associate Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.  

Generation Translation: Communication Across the Generations
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30AM-10:00AM, 1855 Place, Training Room 1000
Each generation currently in the workforce is unique; technology, world events, and cultural norms impact individuals from different generations in ways that influence their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors in the workplace. Paul Rinella, Culinary Coordinator, Culinary Services, will suggest ways to best communicate with members of each generation, focusing on how to be most effective in personalizing interactions with all individuals on campus and in all work environments.  

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


Past Events

Spring 2018 (PDF)
Fall 2017 (PDF)
Spring 2017 (PDF)
Fall 2016 (PDF)
Spring 2016 (PDF)
Fall 2015 (PDF)
Spring 2015 (PDF)
Fall 2014 (PDF)
Spring 2014 (PDF)
Fall 2013 (PDF)


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