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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 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;
  • open to all DU staff women interested in advocating on behalf of issues important to staff women; and
  • held on the third Wednesday of the month in Room 160 of the Chambers Center.

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.

WAND annually:

  • 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.
  • provides scholarships to a staff woman (women) to attend professional development seminars, meetings and conferences.

For more information, download our bylaws.

Annual Breakfast at The Gathering Place

On Wednesday, November 11th, members of WAND volunteered their time to cook and serve breakfast at The Gathering PlaceDenver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. All of the food served was donated by members of the DU community, and collected by WAND the day before the event. This is the 2nd year WAND has put on this event. Thank you to all of those in the DU community who contributed to this successful event!

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Contact Us


Katie Wennerstrom, Controller's Office | 303-871-4327

Rebecca Macey, University Libraries | 303-871-3074


Lillie Lamm, Office of University Advancement | 303-871-2592


Sam Valliere, Department of Management, Daniels College of Business | 303-871-2489

Women's Coalition Representatives:

Sarah Hewitt, Colorado Women's College | 303-871-6221

Rebecca Macey, University Libraries | 303-871-3074

Women's Conference Representative:

Nancy Jones, University Libraries | 303-871-3884

Web and Communications Coordinator:

Lisa Westendorf, Financial Aid | 303-871-7892

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