The Women's Center is committed to supporting the mission and efforts of the Virginia Network. The goal of the Virginia Network is to promote women's leadership in higher education and throughout society as a whole; to create an educational, social, and political climate in which women, in all their diversity, can participate equally with men in setting public agendas; to facilitate connections among women in various sectors of higher education and with other organizations and networks with shared goals on the institutional, state, regional, professional, national, and international levels; and to foster strategic alliances and facilitate effective partnerships between women and men in the workplace.

Virginia Tech supports the mission of the Virginia Network through VT Women Connect (VTWC). VTWC promotes, develops and supports Virginia Tech’s professional women by providing a forum to forge relationships, develop supportive networks, and share ideas and information. Donna Cassell Ratcliffe, Director of Career Services, and Anna LoMascolo, Co-Director for Programming at the Women’s Center, serve as VT’s Institutional Representatives to the Virginia Network and catalysts for activities here on the Virginia Tech campus.

If you have questions about the group, or want more information, please contact Anna LoMascolo or Donna Cassell Ratcliffe.

VT Women Connect Programs and Events that include meals require pre-registration and payment.  VTWC is an informal networking group with no budget.

VT Women Connect Fall Kick-off Breakfast FEST
Let's welcome the 2016-17 academic year with good food and great company!  Come when you can and leave when you need.

Tuesday, August 16th @ 7:30-9:00AM
D2 Dining Center (Dietrick Hall, 2nd floor, on-campus)
East Flex Room (ask for location at the door)
Cost at the Door:  $7.80 (all you care to eat)
Click here
to register no later than Thursday, August 11th.

VT Women Connect Networking Luncheon
Guest Speaker:  Tracy Vosburgh
Senior Associate Vice President for University Relations
Thursday, October 27th @ Noon-1:30PM
Owens Banquet Hall
Cost: $12.00/person billed by the Bursar's Office following the luncheon (Menu is a salad bar buffet with protein options)

If you haven’t yet had a chance, come out and meet Tracy Vosburgh!  She will talk about her experience and background, her current role at Virginia Tech, and her vision for University Relations.

Click here to register no later than Wednesday, October 19th.

VT Women Connect at Moss Arts Center
A Guided Gallery Tour
Thursday, November 17th @ 3:30PM
Moss Arts Center

This fall, Moss Arts Center is presenting visual art exhibitions by women artists. 
The exhibitions all explore female identity and concepts of womanhood,
complicated by gender, media, and race.  Join with colleagues from across the VT campus for this
terrific opportunity to view the exhibits and learn about the artists and their work!
For more information on the featured artists, click here.

Click here to register no later than Monday, November 14th.