Mission Statement

To promote the professional development of women leaders from Colleges and Universities in Northern California.
The Northern California Network was established by the former Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) of the American Council on Education (ACE) as part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of talented women in policy-making positions in higher education.

The organization consists of state networks of leaders across the country interested in gender equity as a factor in advancing qualified women in the world of higher education. The organization has been committed to moving women into college presidencies and other senior level positions.

Group of women


  • To advocate and promote racial and ethnic equity for women in Higher Education.
  • To promote broader access and participation of women in leadership roles within Higher Education.
  • To create a supportive network for women who are interested in advancing in Higher Education
  • To mentor students, faculty, and staff with leadership potential.