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Women Staff Network

WSPN July 18, 2016What is the Women Staff Network (WSN)?

The TTU Women Staff Network is an initiative sponsored by the President's Gender Equity Council and Women's & Gender Studies. Networking can often be the secret to a successful career. Making links with people working in similar fields, or with similar duties, responsibilities and pressures, can help you find new opportunities and get the support you need to make the most of those opportunities. The challenge women continue to face, however, is in becoming as well connected as their male colleagues.

While women are doing more networking than ever before, many organizations are still struggling to topple gender imbalances that prevent women from achieving their potential. A specific women's network can help female colleagues form a critical mass, strong enough to break down historical barriers and build a more representative workforce.

The idea is not for women to only network with other women, but a women's network gives female colleagues a platform to talk about issues they cannot discuss elsewhere, and give them the support, experience and confidence to get even more out of their other networks. By speaking openly and working together, women can make their voices heard, develop their careers and tip the balance towards a fairer organization.

Vision

We will promote equity and inclusion by providing opportunities for development and establishing a network platform. 

Purpose

To support and inspire TTU women's staff by cultivating a spirit of collaboration and elevating the power of women's voices.

Objectives

Collaborative sessions to serve as networking opportunities and a platform for women's staff voices to be heard.

Create an inclusive group of participants from across all campus departments

Assess the diverse dimensions of women's empowerment in the workplace.

Strategies

Offer two collaborative sessions per semester (fall, spring, and summer) of each year.

Outreach via digital announcements, personal connections at various campus meetings, and conference panel participation.

Annual survey for TTU women staff to analyze the various environments that help women employees thrive and enable success.

How Can I join?

Contact Tricia Earl, patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu or the Gender Equity Council gec@ttu.edu.

Attend one of our Fall 2019 events.  

Upcoming Events 

November 21 - TTU Library room 309, noon-12:50 p.m. Topic to be announced and registration link to come. Bring your favorite dish for a pot luck style lunch.  

Resources

Human Resources 
Career Center
Title IX Employees Resources
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Diversity at Texas Tech

WSN (Group Facilitators)

Tricia Earl, Program Manager, Women's & Gender Studies

Len Markham, Manager, TTU Library

Christy Norfleet, Chief Analyst, TTU Hospitality Services

Dee Nguyen, Recruitment Supervisor, TTU Hospitality Services

Ryan Bain, Business Coordinator, Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences

 

 

 

President's Gender Equity Council