Nebraska Women's Leadership Network


About NWLN

The Nebraska Women's Leadership Network (formerly known as Cather Circle) was created in 1999 by the Nebraska Alumni Association to promote the growth and education of women and to create a nationwide network of female leaders with ties to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

How does it work?

Members attend conferences, held each fall and spring on the UNL campus, where they benefit from professional development, mentoring and personal growth. Alumnae are reconnected with the university, and collegians are connected to jobs, internships and networks of support. There are also additional events throughout the year covering a variety of topics ranging from health and wellness to financial happiness. 

Who can join?

Alumna members are selected for their accomplishments in their careers and civic activities and for their interest in mentoring current students. All are highly successful women with a variety of backgrounds and professions. Members have included Pulitzer Prize winners, state senators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, authors, artists and more. UNL alumnae and friends of the university are welcome to apply for membership.

Students are chosen for their commitment to leadership and interest in personal and professional growth. Past student members have gone on to rewarding careers and prestigious scholarships for higher degrees including Rhodes and Truman finalists, and Fulbright Fellows. We welcome all current female students at UNL to apply for membership.