Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women

Women's Mentoring Network

The Women’s Mentoring Network provides a space where opportunities for organic, authentic, and genuine connections can be made between women-identified faculty and staff. The WMN will provide women-identified faculty and staff the opportunity to create and sustain relationships (I.e., varying levels of mentorship), that meet their varying levels of need for personal and/or professional support, growth and development.

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Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a space where women-identified faculty and staff can cultivate a sense of belonging and sense of community at UToledo 
  • Create and sustain opportunities to find mentorship in various forms by engaging in the intentionally created spaces of the WMN
  • Promote personal and professional development opportunities of women-identified faculty and staff through the connection and sharing of programs and networking opportunities

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Canceled - WMN BYOLunch

Tuesday, January 23  2024 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Student Union Room 2582
Bring your own lunch and join the WMN to kick off the spring semester with new and continuing campus connections. Whether you bring a packed lunch or pick up something on the way, all women-identified faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to join - we will provide cookies and beverages. The BYOLunch will be an open house style, so come for as little or as long as your schedule allows. 

Student Union 2582 flooded - WMN will work to reschedule.

WMN & Sister Circle's Rocket Revolutions

Thursday, February 1  2024 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Invite Only
Rocket Revolutions is an event is only open to those who have previously participated in a WMN event or a Sister Circle event. Lunch will be provided by the ACE Women's Network of Ohio through their Campus Conversation Award. RSVP by 1/24 at 5pm.

RSVP Required

Galentine's Circle Connect

Tuesday, February 13 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Eberly Center, Tucker Hall 0168
Bring your gal pals and join the WMN to celebrate Galentine's Day. In true Galentine's Day fashion, we will be chatting about our relationships with the women in our lives, how we cherish and nurture them so everyone's cup stays as full as possible. In true Eberly Center fashion, we will have hot coffee and tea options. Learn about the Gender Equity Awards before you get your nominations in!

Circle Connect: International Women's Day w/ University Women's Commission

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Carlson Library, 2nd floor
Join the WMN and University Women's Commission for coffee and connection to celebrate International Women's Day and shout out the amazing women in your life. Learn about the UWC's Alice Skeens Award  before you get your nominations in!

Circle Connect

Wednesday, April 3  2024 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Eberly Center, Tucker Hall 0168
Wrap up your day with the WMN! Circle Connects are a time to connect with women across campus and nurture your budding relationships. And remember, Eberly Center always has a stocked coffee & tea bar.

Eberly Center Lunch and Lead Monthly Series

Step into your leadership! Join the Eberly Center for monthly leadership development workshops over the lunch hour from the comfort of your desk. Past topics have included beating burnout, setting boundaries, advocating for yourself, and unlocking the power of manifestation. All are welcome at these free virtual sessions. Learn more by visiting the Lunch & Lead webpage. 

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Join the Women’s Mentoring Networkaudience

The Women's Mentoring Network (WMN) is a place for all women-identified members of the UToledo community who are interested in building authentic and genuine relationships with other women on campus. Our vision of mentorship is not limited to the traditional hierarchal model, like those rooted in patriarchy. The WMN will provide an opportunity to create and sustain relationships at varying levels to meet your needs for personal and/or professional support, growth, and development. 

How to join?

We want joining the WMN to be as easy as possible; you can join by coming to a WMN event or by emailing one of our co-chairs, Danielle and Melissa. After joining, you will be added into the WMN Social Network on Microsoft Teams and receive email reminders about upcoming events.

How do we define mentoring?

The WMN defines mentoring as an authentic and genuine relationship between individuals who have a mutual goal to support one another. Mentorship is provided by an individual sharing their personal experiences and knowledge to engage with others for the purpose of providing insight, guidance, and/or problem solving. We see mentorship as reciprocal relationship where those engaged utilize this personal connection to provide or have their varying levels of need met for personal and/or professional growth and development. 

Circle Connects

The WMN will host a variety of Circle Connects throughout the year, starting in the spring 2024 semester. These circles are designed to create intentional opportunities for individuals with shared experiences to come together, create relationships, build community and support one another's growth and development.

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University Women's Commission

Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women 

WMN Contact Information

Danielle Lutman, WMN Co-Chair

Melissa Oddo, WMN Co-Chair

For additional information, or if you have any questions about the WMN please contact Danielle and/or Melissa.

Last Updated: 1/25/24