HERSconnect webinars started in April 2020 as a way to stay connected and advancing as a community during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. These webinars are led by expert practitioners, institutional executives, and HERS Network members to offer a full spectrum of topics on equity, inclusivity, and excellence in higher education.

To receive an invite for one of our free webinars offering a preview to our programs, or a premiere series for deeper learning and development, submit the request info and indicate your interest in HERSconnectEach one-hour webinar will be recorded and available on-demand if you purchase the individual session or complete series.

Take advantage of our discounted pricing by buying the complete series. You can attend the sessions live or on-demand at a time that works for you.

$69 for one / $239 for the package of all four

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Activate Your HERS Alumnae Membership, if you’ve attended the HERS Leadership Institute, to purchase the series at our rate for alumnae. Once your membership is activated, you must log in to your account prior to registering.

$49 for one / $169 for the package of all four

HERS Leadership Institute alumnae, to learn more about the HERS Network Membership benefits and how to join, click here. This membership, with exclusive benefits for HERS alumnae, is free for a limited time only.

FREE Program Preview: Crossing Sectors

Reconsidering Career Paths: Opportunities for Higher Education Women in Nonprofits

Date/Time: January 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET – 2:15 PM ET


The COVID-19 pandemic has led many women in higher education to reconsider their career paths. Whether due to concerns about the finances of colleges and universities or the desire to more fully embrace their passions, women administrators and faculty are looking at other professional opportunities.

This webinar panel will examine the experience of crossing sectors from higher education to work in a nonprofit. Topics will include the decision-making process, and the differences and similarities in organizational mission, culture, work environment, individual and team approaches, and compensation.


  • Moderator: Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco, Retired University President, and Founder and CEO of Baret Leadership Consulting
  • Panelist: Ms. Joy E. Brathwaite, Chief Financial Officer at the Museum for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Panelist: Dr. Lorelle L. Espinosa, Program Director of DEI in STEM Higher Education at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Panelist: Dr. Verna Fitzsimmons, former President of HERS and Horizon Solutions Consulting

Series #2: Well-Being in Today’s Workplace (COMING SOON)


In this four-part series, expert practitioners will guide you through strategies for supporting your well-being and the well-being of those you serve as a leader. A preview of the first two sessions are outlined below: 

Session 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability and Leading Courageously (February 23)

Session 2: The Power of No (March 23)


Series #1: Leading Student Success through a Social Justice Lens 

This kick-off series explored issues surrounding equity, student success, and actionable methods for becoming an essential resource to your vulnerable and marginalized students to ensure they don’t fall through the cracks during the challenging months ahead. 


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