To cultivate and celebrate women's ambition by connecting members to industry leaders, professional development resources, and career opportunities.
TWN is revolutionizing networking as we know it. We are building a community of ambitious women and providing critical resources to help them achieve professional success. Learn to network effectively and authentically.
TWN offers professional and personal development opportunities in leadership, recruiting, marketing, graphic design, and event planning.
TWN connects members with internship and job opportunities, including TWN's own Internship Program. Recruiters turn to TWN to access our unparalleled talent pool.
As a new business school student at Syracuse University, I sat in a lecture hall eager to hear about a guest speaker's path to success. She was a powerful banking executive, and I was inspired by her grit in a traditionally male-dominated field. Yet, as the event progressed, no questions were posed about gender and the specific challenges women face in achieving professional success. I wanted to ask questions about confidence, the role of mentors, and imposter syndrome – but I felt intimidated.
Leaving the event feeling somewhat deflated, I realized that no organization on campus tackled these female-specific experiences. I also noticed how few opportunities there were to connect ambitious collegiate women with one another and with seasoned female professionals. Therefore, as a sophomore undergraduate student, I founded The Women's Network. I personally knocked on more than 1,200 dorm rooms, distributed flyers, and hoped at least 20 people would attend our first meeting back in 2017. I was shocked and elated when 200 women showed up.
Today, we are not only one of the largest organizations on the Syracuse University campus, but we are also the largest collegiate women's networking organization in North America, having expanded to over 120 college campuses in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. As we continue to grow, I think back to my sophomore year and that initial effort to generate interest by painstakingly knocking on doors. Now, with tens of thousands of members, I couldn't be more proud.
But, we have more work to do. TWN was created to empower and inspire women, while recognizing key barriers women often encounter when entering and advancing in the workforce. Our mission is more critical now than ever: to arm women with the skills they need to achieve professional success. TWN is a community of "unapologetically ambitious" women, and we will continue to support our members' ambitions as the next generation of leaders.
Jamie Vinick is the Founder and CEO of The Women's Network. While a sophomore at Syracuse University, Jamie identified a gap in the way that women network, pursue opportunities for professional advancement, and support one another. Determined to fill this gap with a safe and supportive community for women to connect authentically and grow professionally, Jamie founded The Women's Network. The network has grown rapidly, from one chapter at Syracuse University to a presence now on more than 120 college campuses across 39 states. Jamie's community-based approach, in which women support and uplift one another in a non-competitive environment that encourages ambition and confidence, represents the core of TWN's mission. Over the last few years, she has built and led a community of intelligent, determined, supportive women who share similar interests, goals, and aspirations. Prior to her role as CEO of TWN, Jamie worked at Synchrony Financial, WTS International, and Extell Management in New York City, gaining experience in supply management, real estate development, and recruitment. Jamie is a graduate of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, with degrees in Finance and Marketing. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys traveling, reading, and gluten-free dining!
As Director of Operations and Communications, Clara Bishop oversees new chapter launches (building, training, and supporting leadership teams), internship programs (recruiting and managing 50+ interns per summer), national communications (email newsletters, PR management, website maintenance), national events (career fairs, high-profile speaker events, professional development workshops, networking events, DEI events), special initiatives (blog, magazine, workbook), and everything in between. A graduate and valedictorian candidate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Social Welfare, Legal Studies, and Global Poverty, Clara is no stranger to networks of strong, ambitious women. She served as Chapter President of her sorority, leading 150 women through the COVID-19 pandemic, and chaired UC Berkeley's Intimate Partner Violence Commission, providing advocacy for survivors. She also worked for Congressman Adam Schiff—the Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence—in Washington, D.C. during the Robert Mueller hearings. Clara was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is currently based in New York City.
Our core values reflect our commitment to our community, a display of integrity and authenticity in everything we do, collaboration among our members and partners, and a pledge to build members' skills to support their professional and personal aspirations.
We are committed to fostering a non-competitive environment where women support and inspire one another. We work tirelessly to exceed the expectations of our members, the core of our community.
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all of our actions.
Our mission and actions are authentic, and we are passionate in providing women with a safe, positive space to learn, grow, and connect.
We pledge to collaborate with partners, leaders, and members of The Women's Network to provide as much value as possible to our community. We prioritize and celebrate diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas in our collective effort to help women achieve professional success.
We develop talent within the Network through chapter leadership opportunities, from serving as President of a university's TWN chapter to being a TWN Campus Ambassador.