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WLN Mission

Women's Leadership Network (“WLN”) supports and encourages the development of leadership skills in our students and young alumnae by providing opportunities to collaborate with each other and to network with more experienced career women who support St. Francis College. This network will be used to empower our students, reconnect with our alumnae and network with new friends while growing the resources of SFC through professional, educational and social events.

While the College was established in 1859, it went “officially” co-ed in 1969 with the 13 female students in the first class. Today, females comprise over 60% of the full time undergraduate student population and 52% of the graduate population. Women's Leadership Network ("WLN") at SFC is celebrating 50 years of educating women this year.

WLN: Celebrating 50 years of Women at SFC

WLN's Career Building Workshop: First Impressions

SFC Launches Women's Leadership Network

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News & Events


Past Events

Founder's Hall

The Women Leadership Network at SFC cordially invites you to First Impressions: Insider Tips on Resume Writing, Managing your Internet Presence and Acing Your Interview on Wednesday, October 25th from 6-8pm @ SFC. The goal of this event is to combine the expertise of our professional alumnae community with the interests of our female students. The first part of this program will feature interactive presentations while the second half will be dedicated to networking.

If you have professional skills and experiences that you would like to share with our students, please contact the Office of Development (718) 489-5483 for more information.

Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Join us for our annual Soccer Alumni Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as we celebrate 50 years of soccer at St. Francis College.

Our alumni game will take place at Pier 5 starting at 11am. Following the alumni game, our Terriers will take on St. Peter's College starting at 1pm. Shortly after the game, we invite all alumni to join us for the 50th Year Celebration! The festivities will take place between 3-5pm, at Fornino's at Pier 6.

We look forward to seeing our Terrier family there!

Schedule of Events

11am Alumni Game
1pm St. Francis College VS St. Peter's College
3pm-5pm 50th Year Celebration

Click Here to Register

Registration Fees:

$10 for Alumni Game and Official 50th Anniversary t-shirt

$50 Alumni Game ticket, Official 50th anniversary t-shirt,
post game celebration with 2-hour open bar and food at Fornino's

For more information please email Maggie Martini at or call the Office of Advancement at (718) 489-5361.

St. Francis College

Join us on September 29th, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a Water Polo Alumni Gathering. Stick around for the Harvard vs. St. Francis College game at 8pm!

Finger foods and refreshments will be served! Children under 14 are free and tickets at the door are $30. Please note that only those who registered online will receive a t-shirt.

If you would like to register for this event, please click here.

Grant Thornton LLP - 757 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017 - 9th Floor

The St. Francis College Offices of Development and Alumni Affairs cordially invite you to reunite, reconnect and reminisce with fellow Accounting Degree graduates, students, faculty and friends, for an evening to celebrate the SFC Accounting Affinity Group. The special evening will be hosted by John J. Ferro, SFC Class of '83 at the Offices of Grant Thornton LLP (757 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017 - 9th Floor). Refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP.


Women Leadership Network Hosts Power Breakfasts for SFC Students

Ever since St. Francis College went co-ed 50 years ago, many successful women have graduated from the institution to become successful leaders in a variety of fields. Now, many of these women are coming together to grow the Women Leadership Network (WLN) at St. Francis College.

Read more about Women Leadership Network Hosts Power Breakfasts for SFC Students

Committee Members

Judith A RiceJudy A Rice '76, Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Investment Management & former President and CEO of Prudential Investments. In 2013, Judy Rice became the Chief Diversity Officer for Prudential Investment Management reporting to the President and CEO of PIM. She is responsible for key programs that include development, education, and training with the goal of creating an internal and external presence for PIM to increase its profile as one of the best places to attract and retain top diverse talent.

Prior to becoming the Chief Diversity Officer, Judy was the President and CEO of Prudential Investments for 8 years where she was responsible for the manufacturing and distribution of retail mutual funds. She is ranked among the investment industry's most influential executives, and has been an active participant in Prudential's women's affinity groups.

She recently received a Women of Excellence Activist award from the National Association of Female Executives. She served on the board of directors of the Investment Company Institute and was an officer of the Prudential Retail Mutual Fund Board of Directors. Judy graduated St Francis College with a degree in business administration. Judy recently retired from Prudential at year end 2015.

Elizabeth MindlinElizabeth Mindlin ‘81, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Liz was responsible for the Bank’s operational risk program, its business continuity planning and the Bank’s process of evaluating and monitoring major infrastructure and automation projects. In that capacity, she was a member of the Federal Reserve System’s National Business Continuity Planning Committee and served as an advisor to a variety of foreign central banks implementing such programs.

Prior to that, she served as Vice President in Human Resources responsible for compensation, benefits, payroll and automation and served on the System’s national Benefits and HR Automation Oversight Committees. Liz’s earlier career experiences at the Fed included assignments in a variety of accounting and finance-related areas such as Auditing, Accounting and Budgeting where she was often responsible for the implementation of new automation systems.

Liz holds a B.S. in Business Administration from St. Francis College and an M.B.A. from NYU. Since retiring from the Fed, Liz is the Treasurer of her co-op, is a member of the Steering Committee that oversees the Central Park Conservancy’s tour program, and serves as the Fundraising Chairperson for Manhattan TaxAide (a free tax preparation service for low income elderly NYC residents).
Saundra ThomasSaundra Thomas ‘10, honorary doctorate in humane letters from St. Francis College. Vice-President of Community Affairs at WABC-TV since 2001, has made community service the center of her life. Thomas is in her 28th year at Channel 7 and after years of writing and producing on-air topicals for Eyewitness News and award-winning ABC7 special programs, she has gone on to combine her creative skills with her need to serve.

In her current role, Saundra Thomas oversees all on-air public service announcements, community outreach and station community projects for the tri-state. A recent candidate for New York City Council and an active board member, Thomas has served as a board member of Jazz Reach and Global Action Project and is currently serving on the New York Women in Communications Foundation Board, and the current board chair of both Dancewave and Council for Unity.

Thomas also sits on the advisory boards of The Grace Institute and Services for the Underserved. Thomas holds a B.A. in Journalism from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School. She is a proud and enthusiastic resident of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, where she lives with her family.

Dyanne Rosado ’95Dyanne Rosado ’95, is currently a Director of Human Resources – Lead HR Business Partner at Nasdaq in New York City where she assumed the role in August. Dyanne joined Nasdaq from Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners where she had been for five years and most recently served as the Deputy Director of Human Resources. Dyanne specializes in Financial Services Industry HR and has worked in a variety of human resources generalist and program management roles at Brown Brothers Harriman, MetLife and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dyanne holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology for Human Resources Management and Leadership Development from Columbia University Teacher’s College. She graduated from St. Francis in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, having served as Student Body President during her senior year.

Dyanne lives in Brooklyn Heights with her son Gabriel. She has served on the Alumni Board of Directors at Packer Collegiate Institute, the Parish Council at St. Charles Borromeo, the Yuletide Committee of the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society and most recently as a Board Member of Musica de Camara. Her family has several St. Francis College graduates, her: brother, Ernesto Javier Rosado Toro ’87; mother, Gloria Landron Rosado ’92; and sister, Maria Cristina Rosado Landron ’98.
WLN Kick-Off Reception

Contact Us

For more information on WLN and ways to get involved, please contact or (718) 489-5361.