Student and alumna laughing in Kasser Theater

Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

What is WIN?

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is re-launching to engage over 93,000 Montclair State University alumnae in the intellectual, cultural and educational life of the University. We are looking to form a vibrant community of alumnae and friends to inspire and empower women to become leading volunteers and visionary donors.

“We are excited to re-launch this community and grow a supportive network for each other and the mission of Montclair State,” says Jeanne Marano, assistant vice president for Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. “Join us as we embark on this journey. We are looking for representation across all professional disciplines and from every career stage – from senior executives to young professionals to entrepreneurs.”

The objective of the group is to increase the number of women meaningfully engaged in University programs, empower the next generation of leaders and strengthen ties between and among alumnae and the University through a strong network of women committed to supporting Montclair State.

Recent Events


On November 15, alumna Tezeta “Tez” Roro ‘06 shared valuable insights on maximizing daily productivity and pursuing multiple passions without feeling overwhelmed. During the event, participants delved into effective strategies for automating tasks and reducing mental load, gaining valuable tools to strike a harmonious work-life balance. Tez’s guidance provided a fresh perspective to approach each day and hour, offering attendees transformative insights for navigating the complexities of a busy life.

Interested in Joining the Women’s Initiative Network?

“As we move forward with planning, we will tap into the extensive experience of Montclair State’s accomplished alumni to provide networking and learning opportunities designed to empower women to realize their career goals and to increase the number of women meaningfully engaged with the University,” adds Marano. “Whether you are located close to campus or far away, please let us know your interest so that we can look to create new engagement opportunities.”

If you are interested in joining the network or serving on the planning committee, please complete this brief survey to tell us a little bit about yourself, your interests and thoughts on developing future activities. Show your support! 

Check out photos from our most recent event here.


If you would like additional information regarding the Women’s Initiative Network, or would like to serve on a planning committee, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at or 973-655-4141.

Tap Into Your Network

Sign into MONTCLAIRconnect, your online community that serves as your portal to all things alumni! Explore the community to expand your network.Search the directory and connect with fellow Red Hawks, join the WIN networking group and others from your school or college, program or affinity. Plus, access all of your favorite benefits, including Gmail for Life, our library of career webinars and workshops, discount codes and more! Signing on is easy. You can even import your LinkedIn profile!