Smeal Women's Network

Information about the Smeal Women's Network at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

The Smeal Women's Network is designed to provide forums for discussing and encouraging women's leadership and gender equity topics through raising awareness of existing initiatives, and also creating new opportunities for personal and professional development. 

The chair of the Smeal Women's Network sits on the Smeal College of Business Diversity Committee and uses insight and feedback from it's committee members, as well as from others in the Smeal community to shape activities. 

Some existing initiatives that the Smeal Women's Network partners with include: Centre County Women's Resource CenterPenn State Commission for WomenWomen in BusinessMulticultural Women's Forum, and the National Association of Women MBAs.

Join Us


Periodic events are planned throughout the academic year, and invitations are sent via email through the Smeal Community list serv. If you have event ideas or new ways to embrace the resources we have among us, please share them by emailing the chair of the Smeal Women's Network (current chair is Jennifer Crispell)

Past Events 

Past Smeal Women's Network Events
Event Title Date Facilitator Host
Professional Networks and the Sphere of Influence for Women Business Leaders April 30, 2018 Keleigh Asbury Smeal Women's Network
"Working from Your Strengths" Professional Development Event Dec. 15, 2017 Carrie Marcinkevage Smeal Women's Network
Extraordinary Leaders Research Findings Dec. 1, 2015 Aparna Joshi Smeal Women's Network