The Purdue Women’s Network is a sisterhood of alumnae and friends of the university that motivates, inspires, uplifts, and connects Purdue women—now and for life.
In October 2020, the Purdue Alumni Association’s International Council of Purdue Women and the Purdue Research Foundation’s Women for Purdue merged to create the Purdue Women’s Network. Working together, we’re united to improve the future of Purdue women.
About the International Council of Purdue Women
The International Council of Purdue Women was founded in 2017. Inspired by Kathleen Sarpy (LA’92), the council was created for Purdue women—across all ages, degrees, and professional interests—to share, connect, and grow together.
“I find that when women get together and connect and inspire one another and lift one another up, really good things happen,” Sarpy said at the time.
About Women for Purdue
Seeing that Purdue women wanted to play a significant role in Purdue’s future success, Women for Purdue was established in 2003 to encourage and celebrate women’s leadership in giving to the university. Women for Purdue was created to be a collaborative philanthropic community that inspired women to recognize their individual and collective power to make a difference at Purdue and beyond.