UConn Alumni




We know that when we combine our passion, our networks, and our commitment to UConn, we can transform the lives of other women. We can empower students to excel in the arts, in the sciences, and in business—and inspire them to give back, too. Together, we have the power to help our university reach new heights. Join us at one of our upcoming events to learn how you can help students achieve their dreams.

Past W&P Events



Annual Scholarship Brunch:
Celebrating Impact

February 27, 2021 

We celebrated the collective impact of philanthropy and met our outstanding scholarship recipients.

730 Donors. $8M Raised. 34 Scholarship Recipients. 22 Funds.

Paradigm for Parity
Fixing the corporate leadership gender gap

February 9, 2021 
Our panel of UConn alumnae led a discussion on ways in which business leaders can address the corporate leadership gender gap.  Moderated by Dan Toscano '87 (BUS), panelists included Rupa Krishnan '05 (BUS)Shannon Lapierre '93 (CLAS), Barbara Poremba '86 (CLAS) and Libby Saylor-Wright '94 MS.

Developing & Sustaining
Personal Competitive Advantage:
A panel discussion on self-advocacy and how to build our brand

January 25, 2021
Our panel of UConn alumnae, Marilyn Alverio '75 (CLAS), Barbara DeMaio ’87 (BUS), Jennifer Rubin '85 (CLAS), '89 JD, Hayley Segar '17 (CLAS), Nandini D'Souza Wolfe '97 (CLAS) and Moderator, Colby L. Plaskowitz '14 (CAHNR) led a discussion on ways in which we can self-advocate as women.  The goal was to amplify and leverage the power of UConn Women and our allies.

Womxn Empowering Womxn:
The 19th Amendment and the Right to Vote

October 10, 2020
Passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. The UConn Womxn Law Students' Association and panelists, Toni Boucher '02 MBA, Jillian Gilchrest ’04 (CLAS), ’08 MSW and Willajeanne McLean shared what the power to vote meant to them.

Empowerment: Women of Color Unite

October 7, 2020 

UConn’s Women and Philanthropy Network hosted the first of its bi-monthly conversations to highlight inspiring women leaders within UConn Nation.   Our panelists, Luz Burgos-López, Ph.D. Student, Neag, Amy Lin Meyerson '94 JD, Socheth (Sor) McCutcheon '06 JD, Chauntay Mickens '10 (CLAS) and Meghana Shah '04 JD along with our Moderator, Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at UConn had an honest conversation about intersectionality and cultural barriers.


Leading the Fight:
Women and the Pandemic

July 14, 2020
Leading from the board room or the kitchen table, women have been unequivocally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's no mistake that countries and industries led by women have pivoted and persevered. Moderated by Endia DeCordova, Assistant VP for Development & Strategic Initiatives, UConn Foundation, our powerful panel of UConn Women shared how they are leading during these unprecedented times in some of the hardest hit industries including healthcare, travel, government, and manufacturing.  Panelists included Alise Frallicciardi '02 (CAHNR), '08 MD, Laurie P. Havanec '82 (BUS) '94 JD, Sibongile Magubane '77 (CLAS) and Martha C. Poulter '88 (ENGR).

Questions & Additional Information



If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Maggie Bascom, Associate Director, Donor Events, via email.