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Women's Coalition Groups

Women's Coalition Groups

Women's Staff Alliance for Networking & Development (WAND)

WAND is committed to helping staff women at the University of Denver achieve their highest potential as employees by means of advocacy, education, development, networking, and leadership. WAND provides a safe forum for discussing concerns and ideas while supporting the mission of the university.

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Who We Are


WAND Meetings:

WAND meetings are a regular forum for staff women to build cross campus relationships, support each other, identify issues important to staff women, and develop and implement action plans to address these issues. Meetings are open to all DU staff women interested in advocating on behalf of issues important to staff women.

Recent meeting minutes:

WAND is a resource for advocacy, education, development and leadership.

  • We distribute information regarding issues important to staff women, including workplace equity, caretaking, flextime, professional development and harassment.
  • We focus on issues, projects and professional development for DU staff women. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • effective mentoring (being a mentor and/or a mentee);
    • how to receive fair compensation and recognition for our work;
    • increasing effective communication at DU; and
    • creating avenues for professional development and leadership training for DU staff women.

Annual Responsibilities:

  • WAND selects the recipient of the Robin Morgan award, which is presented at the annual DU Women's Conference. Established in 2001, the Robin Morgan Award honors a DU appointed staff woman who goes above and beyond her University responsibilities to promote and enhance the University community.
  • As available, WAND provides scholarships to a staff woman (women) to attend professional development seminars, meetings and conferences.

For more information, download our bylaws.

Contact Us


Alexis McClain, Bursar's Office
[email protected] | 303-871-4085

Gabriela Barcenas, Department of Marketing, Daniels College of Business
[email protected] | 303-871-3317


Noelle Strom, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
[email protected] | 303-871-2743


Noelle Strom, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
[email protected] | 303-871-2743

Women's Coalition Representatives:

Lillie Lamm, Office of University Advancement
[email protected] | 303-871-2597

Web and Communications Coordinator:

Lisa Westendorf, Financial Aid
[email protected] | 303-871-7892

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