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How the Women’s Network Is Reinventing Networking at UCF


When attending a competitive university such as the University of Central Florida, oftentimes it may seem hard to find connections, especially as a young woman. According to LinkedIn, “Women in the U.S. are 28 percent less likely than men to have a strong network.” It’s a problem that disproportionately holds back women in the professional world. 

Enter: The Women’s Network. 

The Women’s Network is a collegiate organization revolutionizing networking and fostering a community of ambitious women.  Founder Jamie Vinick was only a sophomore at Syracuse University when she noticed the lack of discussion towards the obstacles faced by women in the professional world. Branching out of Syracuse, Vinick has cultivated TWN’s rapidly growing reputation and has now launched on close to 150 campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada – including UCF!

TWN launched at UCF during the fall semester of last year and brought with it the next generation of ambitious leaders. Led by President Sheina Koolick, The Women’s Network at UCF is promoting a non-competitive community focused on empowering women.

They will hold a variety of hands-on events aimed at helping women thrive in the career world including speaker meetings, alumni receptions, networking trips, “Let’s Chat” community discussions, professional workshops, and more. The events will be held in a hybrid mode biweekly in order to keep everything safe and fun!

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Good news! There are so many ways to get involved! You can join the group via this membership form and visit their Instagram @thewomensnetwork_ucf to learn more about the various open leadership positions. 

We’re living in an unpredictable and tumultuous age. The Women’s Network understands it can be hard to find balance and is here to support and inspire you. There’s a door opening in your backyard, why not open it and take a chance?

Chelsea is a Junior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and minoring in Mass Media. Her hobbies include reading romance and fantasy books, binge-watching Netflix, writing for Her Campus and going to concerts. She dreams of living somewhere in Europe some day with all the books she could read and a few cats.
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