Everything You Need to Know About the Women’s Network
Lilly Ball, Contributing Writer
The Women’s Network (TWN) is a new and upcoming organization on campus at Gettysburg with the goal to serve female students by helping them grow in their professional skills. Members will also be able to network with peers, industry experts, guest speakers, and professors.
Originally founded in 2017 by Jamie Vicnick at Syracuse University, the Network has grown sufficiently since and has become one of the largest national collegiate women’s network organizations in the country. Currently, the Network has chapters at over 120 college campuses.
Every college does something unique with The Women’s Network. At Gettysburg, the Network hosts guest speakers on campus to give advice, encouragement, and to speak on their experience as women in the working world. Members have the opportunity to build and form new skills that they can apply to their own careers after their time at Gettysburg, while also participating in exciting on-campus activities with other female students.
“Personally, I love the idea that you can network and build important career skills, while also getting to quickly meet people in your community and on campus,” Gracie Meisner ʼ25, current Vice President of the Network, shared her favorite aspects of being a part of TWN.
“From joining and being on the executive board in the spring of my freshman year, getting to know all of the amazing girls who care so much about this organization and having a welcoming community is so nice,” Ella Seamen ʼ25, President of TWN, said.
The Women’s Network at Gettysburg took hold on campus last year. According to Seamen, for freshmen or any student who is having a hard time acclimating to the campus community, TWN is an easy way for students to get involved with peers and explore what inspires them.
“Since as a freshman you can’t join greek life or other organizations, it makes us so excited to have it this year for first years,” Seamen said. Similarly, Meisner shares the same excitement for freshmen and any student that wants to join.
“When I was a freshman, this is exactly the type of thing I [would have] wanted to be involved in coming to school. It’s a great way to get to know people and start off building these important skills moving on,” Meisner said.
On Sunday, TWN held a back to school picnic on Stine Lake from 2 to 4 p.m. Students enjoyed Playa Bowls, made their own bullet journals, and met new peers and members of TWN.
Gracie Meisner also serves as Assistant News Editor for The Gettysburgian.