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CWN Newsletter: September 2022
CWN affirms a campus community where women* are empowered to pursue and achieve their professional and personal goals. *All who experience life through the lens of a woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid. We encourage you to share ideas, events, and campus job postings with us anytime via email. Job postings are shared with the community on a regular basis via email.
Wishing a sweet New Year to all who celebrate!
!שנה טובה ומתוקה
The Jewish High Holidays are traditionally a time for reflection and renewal and CWN wishes our Jewish colleagues a sweet and meaningful New Year!
Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month 2022
Latinx Heritage Month began on Thursday, September 15th and ends on Saturday, October 15th. This month recognizes, honors, and celebrates the resilience, contributions, and cultures of Latinx, Chicanx, and all Latinx-identified folx from America and with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America. 

We invite you to take time to explore the UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion website celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. This website highlights resources for you to learn, events that honor the occasion, and steps the campus is taking to become a Latinx Thriving Institution - an initiative where we each have an important role to play. 
Staff Org Spotlight: Alianza

The Alianza Staff Organization is committed to community building, professional development, and promotion of Latinx staff at UC Berkeley.

Ways to Get Involved:
  • Join monthly meetings (12 - 1 pm, 3rd Tuesdays of the month via Zoom). Meeting details and Zoom links are available on the Alianza calendar:
  • Sign up for the Alianza newsletter: Includes upcoming Alianza events and campus news, professional development opportunities, etc.
Upcoming Events

Connections & Wellness

CWN Making Connections 2022-2023

Join the CWN Making Connections Program!

Making Connections is a peer-to-peer program designed to support community building, mutual support, and career and leadership skill development. Participants across departments are matched into small groups of 3-4 members based on shared interests and goals. They will meet over the course of 9 months to support each other in various ways including sharing resources, providing encouragement and kind feedback and creating a space for learning and growth. The interest areas for this upcoming program include:

#1 Community Building and Mutual Support: Connecting and community building with colleagues across departments to collaborate and support each other in overcoming barriers and challenges such as: 

  • Building relationships with other CWN members

  • Underrepresentation and discrimination

  • Work-life balance: managing stress and building resilience 

  • Feeling “stuck”

  • Conflict at work

#2 Career Development: Connecting and community building with colleagues to learn about various departments and career paths at UCB; learning together and supporting each other in achieving career goals such as transitioning from an individual contributor to a manager or changing careers. Some examples:

  • Getting clarity on goals and next steps

  • Resume / cover letter / LinkedIn

  • Interview preparation

  • Exploring options available at Berkeley

  • Salary Negotiation

#3 Leadership Skill Development: Connecting with colleagues and create a learning community to enhance your leadership skills such as:

  • Developing your leadership style 

  • Coaching and developing staff

  • Championing DEIBJ

  • Public speaking and presentation skills

  • Managing complex campus cross-departmental relationships

If you are interested in joining, please fill out our Participation form. We will be accepting these forms until EOB September 23, 2022. 

For general questions, please reach out to

Making Connections Participation Form
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