What is the Brown Women’s Network?

This new initiative aims to bring together Brown’s 40,000+ member alumnae, student, and staff community. Through a variety of programming—from podcast interviews with noteworthy women of Brown, to live events throughout the year, to seasonal newsletters, and more—the Brown Women's Network keeps you engaged with the University and with Brunonians of all ages, places, and backgrounds. The goal? To create a vibrant, interconnected community of women who are interested in tapping into their shared Brown roots for their lifelong social, professional, and intellectual development.

The Brown Women’s Network is open to all members of the University community who identify as cis or trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in spaces that center on the experiences of women.

Programs and Initiatives

Women’s Voices Amplified Podcast Series

A podcast of incredible women from all corners of the Brown ecosystem sharing their insights on work, life, and living in today’s world.

Latest episode


A conversation with Kristin Richardson Jordan ’09

More recent guests include:

  • Ana M. Bermúdez ’86, P’22
    New York City Department of Probation Commissioner Ana M. Bermúdez ’86, P’22 discusses the essential link between criminal justice and social justice, how her experience at Brown shaped her, and the importance of using our voices.
  • Teena Shetty ’95 MD’00
    Leading neurologist and concussion expert shares her perspective on concussion treatment, female mentorship, and how Brown helped shape her worldview.
  • Meg Wolitzer ’81
    Contemporary fiction writer Wolitzer gives advice on balancing the editorial voices of others, finding our own ways of contributing to shared societal challenges, and increasing visibility for women in publishing. “Be nimble, be adaptable, have other skills,” says Wolitzer.
  • Lois Lowry ’58
    Award-winning children’s author Lowry discusses Brown’s influence on her life and work and her sources of inspiration: namely, her love of children, memories of her own childhood, and her fascination with human interconnectedness.
  • Dr. Sayantani DasGupta ’92
    Physician, professor, and children’s book author DasGupta discusses the critical role storytelling plays in the healthcare system, the value of a "prescription for reading," and how her activist spirit was born on College Hill.

Listen to episodes in the series on SpotifyStitcherSoundCloudYouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Amazon.

Do you know a woman of Brown that we should all know about? Suggest a speaker: [email protected].

The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Brown University.

Connect with Brown alumnae on social media

Want to be featured on our accounts, or know an alumna who should be? Let us know!

Newsletters & Notices

Stay in-the-know with news from Brown, alumnae, faculty, and students. See past issues:


A mentor and mentee connectingWomen’s Launch Pad Mentoring Program

The Women’s Launch Pad pairs junior and senior class undergraduate women with Brown alumnae mentors, connecting women across generations, career paths, and all aspects of life after Brown.

Become a mentor

Live events

Book signings, speed-networking, faculty lectures, student presentations: our live programming helps keep you connected to Brown, regardless of your zip code.

To get on the invitation list for gatherings sprouting up in your area, make sure your alumni profile is up to date.

  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 | 12:00 P.M. EST
    Virtual Holiday Concert
    Alumnae musicians will each perform songs of cultural or personal significance. Grab a snack and enjoy this musical journey!
    For event details, check your inbox for an invitation from the Brown Women’s Network.
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 | 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. EST
    Practicing Self-Care and Laughter
    Join a virtual “fireside chat” featuring Tara Schuster ’08 and Lauren Corrao ’83, P’16. The former Comedy Central colleagues will discuss Tara’s new book “Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies”, self-care, and navigating the time we’re living in.
    For event details, check your inbox for an invitation from the Brown Women’s Network.

Need more information or have an idea for an event? Write to us at [email protected].

Note: Due to the public health situation created by COVID-19, the University has made the decision to postpone all upcoming in-person events. For updates from campus, Brown’s COVID-19 website is the best source of current information on the University’s preparedness, action, and response.

More Brown Resources

We want to keep you connected to women’s programming offered at Brown. 

Here are some ways to stay informed, tools you can utilize for career and relocation assistance, and groups of like-minded alumni you can join to get you started.

  • BrownConnect internship and alumni-to-alumni networking platform
  • Career Counseling through CareerLAB for up to three years following your graduation
  • Access to e-journals and library resources (including Sage, JSTOR, and more)
  • Welcome Kits with tips on things to do and how to stay connected to the Brown community in NYC, DC, LA, SF, or Boston
  • Brown alumni and friends on social media

Questions? Contact us today!

Email [email protected].

The Brown Women’s Network is proudly sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council, a presidential advisory council committed to alumnae engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropic support of the University.

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