Women's Alumni Network

The ANU Women's Alumni Network is a forum for women to share and learn from one another, reconnect with the University and current students, and celebrate the achievements of women alumni.

Josephine Janssen says that she was inspired to establish the network along with Monica Dalton and Masaba Gofran after being involved in gender equality initiatives at ANU with a community of passionate and inspiring women. As a new graduate, she wanted to create a similar community for alumni.
"We believe that by empowering each other in our respective fields we can create a better and more equal society."

Read about the launch of the Women's Alumni Network at the 2019 Alumni Weekend.

There are many opportunities to be involved with the network, including by volunteering as a mentor, sponsor, panellist, moderator, workshop presenter or venue host.

If you would like to find out more or be involved and support women of ANU contact womensalumni.network@anu.edu.au


The current WAN Steering committee members are:


Josephine Janssen (BA, BBA ’17)

Chair of the Women's Alumni Network. 

Originally from Sydney, Josephine decided to leave her comfort zone and begin a new adventure by studying at ANU. "I wanted to attend ANU for its excellent education system and its opportunities to learn and grow. Coming from a large metropolitan city I was looking for something that felt more like a community and a home which fortunately is exactly what I found".


Alicia Lillington BIntRlns ‘13

Co-Chair of the Women's Alumni Network.

Changing the world one conversation at a time, Alicia Lillington works to empower people to embrace change where culture meets technology. Her current role is Change and Communications Lead for the Service Delivery Office at the Department of Finance. 


Alison Osmand BA ’88, LLB ’91

Director of Partnerships​ of the Women's Alumni Network.

Alison Osmand is a partner in the local Canberra law firm Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson, specialising in family law, as well as a member of the ANU Women's Alumni Network steering committee. 

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