Get Involved with W-I-P
Whether volunteering your time for events, representing our alma mater at college fairs, or joining the board, there are many ways to get involved with the club. You can learn more about the various engagement opportunities by contacting members of the board or filling out this interest form.
Get Involved with Wellesley Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)
Wellesley in Entertainment (WIE)
Wellesley in Entertainment, a subgroup of the WCLA, was formed in the spring of 2016 to promote a sense of solidarity among Wellesley alumnae working in film, television, media, and the arts. We aim to build the WIE community through various events: social hours, networking opportunities, creative and business panels, a screenwriting competition for graduating seniors, and consistent communication with both the College's academic departments and the Career Education office. We hope not only to connect graduates to each other but also to provide students with a supportive, collaborative, professional community immediately upon graduation.
Contact: Kate Erickson '05, WIE President.
Wellesley Latina Alumnae Network (WLAN)
WLAN strives to strengthen the connection of alumnae of Latina/Hispanic descent to each other, to the College, and to current as well as prospective students. WLAN complements the missions of Wellesley College and the Wellesley College Alumnae Association (WCAA) through three strategic priorities:
(1) Admission and Recruitment - increase the number of prospective and incoming Latina students;
(2) College Connection - partner with the College to optimize efforts;
(3) Alumnae Community - increase the visibility of WLAN members and build a pipeline of leaders.
Contact: Kathy Silva '16, Southwest Regional Representative
Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent (WAAD)
Wellesley Alum Pride Alliance (WAPA)
Wellesley Alum Pride Alliance (WAPA)
is a shared interest group for LGBTQ+ Wellesley alums. It's mission is to build a community with LGBTQ+ alums by providing opportunities to share experiences, support each other and connect with other students. WAPA was founded in 2017 after years of work by several dedicated alums. To contact WAPA with questions, concerns or to make sure you're on the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the WAPA Rep with questions or suggestions for LA events/programming, please contact Malique Carr '05
Wellesley Friends of Art
W-I-P Book Club
The W-I-P Book Club is open to all Wellesley alumnae and includes a wide range of ages. The Club meets one Thursday evening a month. This year, the theme of the club reading is books involving or about food.
Contact: Ingrid Wysong
W-I-P Wine and Potluck Club
The W-I-P wine and potluck club meeting roughly every month to bond over good food with even better conversation. You can find the dates of their events in the Wellesley-in-Pasadena newsletter.
Contact: Steph Hsieh
The Wellesley Entrepreneurs group for Southern California meets one Saturday a month and is for Wellesley alumnae who are entrepreneurs or interested in becoming one.
Contact: Stephanie Sunwoo '97 and Karen Jordan '91
WCLA Group for Career and Life Transitions
A small group of Wellesley alumnae in the '80s classes have been gathering bimonthly at a wine bar in Beverly Hills to catch up and share ideas about new directions--planned and unplanned. Many of us are wanting or needing to try something new--a new job or a new life challenge--and haven't entirely figured it out yet. Join us to brainstorm, reconnect, and be energized by your Wellesley sisterhood. If you would like to be added to the email list, please send a note to:
Contact: Julie Hogenboom '87