Office of the Provost

Women's Mentoring Network

The UToledo Women's Mentoring Network seeks to retain and support junior women faculty and staff across campus. 

Each participant is paired with a senior faculty or staff member who shares similar interests and has volunteered to serve as a mentor. This mentee/mentor match does not replace the department’s own mentoring programming but rather, it builds upon the work of departmental mentoring relationships. Senior faculty or staff members interested in serving as a mentor should fill out a brief online form to express their interests and willingness to serve.

In addition to pairing women mentees with mentors, there will be regular events sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Such annual events include: 

  • Mentoring Breakfast: attendees learn about the program, including the roles of mentor and mentee, receive information about mentoring resources and share tips about effective mentoring 
  • Coffee and Conversations: Various speakers will present each semester on issues of interest to women faculty. Time will also be offered to network with other women across campus

Women who Rise & Lift: Leaders at the University of Toledo Breakfast

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Breakfast served from 8-8:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks starting at 8:30am
• Kelly Andrews, Senior Assoc. Athletic Director and Sports Administrator
• Denise Bartell, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
• Karen Bjorkman, Provost and Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs
• Kimberly Jenkins, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
• Valerie Simmons-Walston, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Event registration is at capacity. (Limited to 100 guests)

The Women’s Mentoring Network are asking attendees to donate 1 non-perishable food item for the Rocket Fuel - Student Food Pantry.


Eberly Center Mentor Circles

Eberly Center Mentor Circles provide UToledo women an opportunity to build that support system with peers who are on a similar journey. The circles meet monthly to explore professional and personal development topics such as work-life harmony and career advancement through dialogue, goal setting, and check-ins.

•  Graduate student mentor circles meet 4-5:00 PM on the following Tuesdays: January 25, February 22, March 22 and April 26.

•  Staff mentor circles meet 12-1:00 PM on the following Thursdays: February 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5.

•  Faculty mentor circles meet 1-2:00 PM on the following Mondays: February 7, March 14, April 4 and May 2.

Mentor Circles will meet virtually to make the experience accessible for graduate students and employees across both campuses. If you would like to participate in the mentor circles this year, please submit an interest form. For more information, contact Dr. Angie Fitzpatrick via email or phone at 419-530-8574.

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. Topics this spring include the Law of Attraction, cultural competency in the workplace, closing the gender gap in leadership and maximizing your presence on LinkedIn. All are welcome at these free virtual sessions. Register and learn more by visiting the Eberly Center webpage. 


Last Updated: 3/15/22