QWN - Queen's Women's Network

QWN Committees

The creation of committees has allowed QWN to maximize each members' interests and talents and allow for new skill-building opportunities. Committees are collaborative and flexible in nature and any member may create or join a committee.

Mentorship Committee:

The QWN Mentorship Program was started by Emily Mackwood and Emma Sobel in partnership with Shannon Hill at Human Resources. To learn more about this program please visit the Mentorship page.

Speaker Series Committees:

Public Lecture Committee: QWN hosts a public lecture or talk at least once a year. We have hosted guest speakers on a variety of topics. Check out the events block located on the left hand side for upcoming dates. 

Lunch-time Speaker Series Committee: During our Lunch-time Speaker sessions, women in higher-level positions in the Queen's and Kingston community share their professional and personal experiences with the group. Recent topics include "Making the Most of a Mentorship Opportunity," "Career Overview and Advice for my Younger Self," and "Self-Motivation Strategies."

Internal Speaker Series Committee: Started by Emily Harmsen, our Internal Speaker Series allows group members to share their professional and personal experiences, allowing members to gain valuable information and skills. This series runs through the summers when things are less busy on campus.

Internal Speaker Presenter Guide (PDF, 16 KB)

Social Committee:

Started by retired member Alaine Coschi, the Social Committee is a way for us to get to know each other in a casual setting. Events held in the past include patio hangs, karaoke, clothing swaps and dinners. QWN is also on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Logistics Committee:

QWN's logistics team helps manage the QWN email inbox, send out communications with the mailing list as well as maintain membership list. 

Website Committee:

The Website Committee is in charge of creating and updating this very website! Valuable skill sets to contribute - or learn! - include web design, graphic design, and writing and editing. The creation and launch of our website was spearheaded by Emily Harmsen - thank you Emily! 

Power Up Committee:

Heidi Penning from the Equity Office has approached QWN to help solidify support for ERGs at the university level, supporting the development of more ERGs and introducing a “reverse mentorship” program where ERG members are used as a resource for senior administrators. QWN members have been meeting with Heidi to get this project off the ground and will be forming a formal committee soon!