Women in Leadership Network

The Suffolk Women in Leadership (WIL) Alumnae Network advocates for the professional and personal development of Suffolk women. WIL provides resources and programming for both alumnae and current students, linking these women to each other and to the larger Suffolk community.

Women in Leadership Committee

The WIL Committee meets regularly to plan and execute events. Responsibilities include contributing to the overall strategic programming plan; attending meetings; serving on ad hoc committees; promoting and participating in WIL and other Suffolk events; and supporting Suffolk's fundraising goals. Committee members are the most involved in steering WIL and ensuring our programs fulfill our mission of advocating for the professional and personal development of Suffolk women. Committee membership lasts one year, generally running from June to June of the following year.

Members

Cordelia Pisacane, BS ’08, Founder and Chair
Mary Crowe, BSBA '92, MBA '03
Elizabeth Hinds-Ferrick, BA '86, MS '90
Annika Khan, BSBA '09, MBA '17
Maria Pappas, DIP '84
Laurie Teplow, MBA '10

General Membership

General members are the first to know about upcoming WIL events and to be provided with relevant information. Become a General Member today. 

 

 

Goals

WIL aims:

  • to connect Suffolk women, both alumnae and students, to the larger Suffolk community
  • to ensure Suffolk alumnae feel invested in current students' success by fostering relationships between these groups
  • to present programming for Suffolk alumnae and students that promotes their personal and/or professional development

Signature Programming

Fall Student-Based Programming
Since fall 2014, WIL has hosted professional development events for Suffolk students, primarily staffed by alumnae volunteers. Events have included the Professional Success Expo, which covered career development topics such as mentoring, internships and offered speed interviews and resume reviews. We also hosted EmpowHER, an event for the discussion of professional development through the unique lens of the female experience. 

Spring Alumni-Based Programming
Since spring 2015, WIL has hosted events, like "Uncorked: An Evening of Storytelling and Wine Tasting" that featured noted Suffolk University alumnae sharing their stories. We also hosted "Stir it Up! Connection Building and Cocktail Tasting" with alumna, career/life coach, and entrepreneur Susan Drevitch Kelly. 

WIL Reads
Learn more about this ongoing book club, including the name of the current book.

Contact Us

Interested in joining or getting involved with the Women in Leadership Alumnae Network? Email Cordelia Pisacane, BS ‘08, chair, or Amy Siegel, BA '14, associate director, alumni relations & annual giving.