The Women in Management Network (WMN), officially launched to a room of over 150 professionals, faculty and students on January 16th. WMN is a student-run initiative under the Telfer Career Centre that strives to empower and support women in the Telfer community to succeed by connecting them with female mentors, all while encouraging increased female participation in all areas of Telfer. 

In the opening speeches of the WMN launch, Polly Leung [WMN network lead], stated that “Despite women being half of the student population at Telfer today, there is still so much room for potential for women to become leaders, achieve greater heights, and not be afraid to say ‘What if I am the best person for the job?’ in a world that might not always agree with us. Our network strives to empower women to own their talent and be a voice to drive them to be more confident in the world of business.”

The launch party was an interactive event, meant to facilitate the beginning of conversations and mentoring relationships. With this in mind, the event was thoughtfully organized down to the smallest detail- from conversation ‘bowls’ containing prompts to start meaningful discussion, to an interactive station meant to connect attendees with women-related resources in Ottawa.

WMN would like to thank everyone who attended the launch event. A special thank you to DavidsTea for providing refreshments, SnapLite for the LED signage seen throughout the event, and to the Telfer Career Centre for their continuous support.