The Association of Staff and Faculty Women is dedicated to developing effective on and off-campus partnerships. Over the last several years, we have become an even stronger organization because of the partnerships developed with The Women’s Place, the President and Provost's Council on Women, the Working Mothers’ Support Network, and the Women for Economic Leadership Development group. We are pleased with these established partnerships and will continue to seek out select partnerships based on alignment with our mission and goal of supporting OSU women.
The following list outlines active ASFW Partners:
President and Provost's Council on Women The President and Provost's Council on Women is charged with advocating to the President and Provost for the advancement of all women at The Ohio State University and advocating for the development of policies and practices that positively impact the environment for all women at The Ohio State University.
The Women's Place: The Women's Place serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in an inclusive, supportive, and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the Academic and Diversity Plans.
As part of this partnership, ASFW members are invited to participate in the Staff Professional Development Mentorship Program sponsored by The Women's Place. OSU staff who would appreciate career guidance from a more advanced OSU staff member, or who could help another succeed, are encouraged to participate in this program. Fill out a brief application and you will be matched with another staff member based on the information you provide. The relationships you develop will be mutually beneficial and do not require a large time commitment.
Women for Economic and Leadership Development: Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) is Ohio's premier organization dedicated to furthering the issues of economic development for women. Through their programs, other services, and seminars, WELD provides women with specific tools and skills to enhance their individual economic status. In addition, the organization advocates for corporate strategy and public policy that support economic equality for women. WELD's efforts will help mobilize women to become more active participants in the leadership of area businesses, civic organizations, and government.
Working Mother Support Supported by The Women’s Place, the Working Mothers' Support Network provides a bi-quarterly brown-bag lunch venue for Ohio State women (students, staff, and faculty) to discuss and find support for issues related to work/life balance and work/life integration. Together, the group forms a university-wide bond and support network for women across campus who are actively contributing to the success of the university and who have the common challenge of managing multiple priorities both at work and in their personal lives.