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ACE Women’s Network

December 30, 1899

 

​The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. Each state network is led by a state chair who works with institutional representatives and at least one presidential sponsor to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers within that state. 

The state networks are linked to one another through their connection with ACE and the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, a group of senior women executives from across the country who serve as both mentors to the state chairs and as advisers to ACE on the overall functioning of the ACE Women’s Network. State chairs also benefit from the mentorship and advice from college and university presidents and chancellors who have agreed to serve as presidential sponsors. 

Mission

The ACE Women’s Network facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education. A 4-part structure — Network Executive Council, independent, state-based networks with state chairs, presidential sponsors, and institutional representatives — facilitates these connections, allows for sharing of best practices, particularly at the State Chairs Annual Conference, and enables local leadership training by the state networks.

Connecting with Your State Network

ACE encourages faculty and women administrators from across the country to join and participate in their respective state network events. 

ACE Women’s Network Executive Council​

Members of the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, serve as advisers to ACE, liaisons to the state networks, and mentors to state chairs. 

Our History

In 1977, with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, ACE launched the ACE National Identification Program (NIP), which is now the ACE Women’s Network. Through the NIP, ACE sought to gain a better understanding of and address the career needs of women in higher education, in addition to supporting their professional development and advancement. This mission is still relevant today, and our networks across the country continue to support it.

For additional information, please send an email to WomensNetwork@acenet.edu.


 

 Testimonials

 
  • Marie Foster Gnage on the ACE Women's Network
     

    Marie Foster Gnage

    President, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Downtown Campus

  • Connie Gores on the ACE Women's Network
     

    Connie Gores

    President, Southwest Minnesota State University

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Network Webinars

Below are recorded webinars as resources to the ACE Women's Network.

Making Your State Network Strategic Plan Live

Network Revitalization and Succession Planning

IT Tools for State Networks

Establishing Your Network as a 501 (c) 3 


 
How to Access an Event Recording

1. Click on the webinar link
2. You may be given the option to select “Playback” or “Download.”  Playback will allow you to stream the recording, while download will allow you to download the recording.
a. If selecting the “playback” option, you must allow Cisco WebEx access to your computer.
b. If selecting the “download” option, you must download the WebEx ARF player as prompted.

For a PDF version of a webinar presentation, contact WomensNetwork@acenet.edu

 

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