QWN - Queen's Women's Network

Welcome To Queen's Women's Network! 

  • In 2015 QWN (formerly YWQ) won an equity award. In this photo some of our past and present members pose with Principal Woolf.

  • At least once a year QWN host's a clothing exchange, whatever is left gets donated to a non-profit organization.

  • Group shot after guest Lecturer Kit Malo spoke about "Breaking the Sound Barrier: Moving Beyond Gendered Communication Norms in Higher Education."

  • What can we say, winning an equity award made us pretty happy!

  • We enjoy exploring campus and try to book meetings in different spaces as much as possible.

  • QWN members had the chance to sit down and chat with Shelagh Rogers when she was visiting campus for "The Ban Righ Foundation for Inspiring Women, An Evening at the Isabel."


QWN - Queen's Women's Network (Formerly YWQ - Young Women at Queen's) is an Employee Resource Group that prides itself on being non-hierarchical and inclusive of our members and the Queen's community. More information on QWN is located in the "What We Do" section.

QWN is open to Queen's affiliates who self-identify as women; although our group is predominantly staff, we also welcome students, faculty, grad students, post-docs, etc. 

What is an ERG?

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, staff led groups within an organization that focus on the common goals/values of the group. They centre around the employees and aim to foster inclusivity and diversity within the organization. 

Queen’s Women's Network offers a great support system for staff.  Not only have I been able to meet new colleagues from across campus, but I was also able to use some of these connections to conduct informational interviews to plan out my future goals.  Everyone in the group is friendly, approachable and it’s been great to have conversations with like-minded people.