Empowering women to ignite their potential

The Women's Professional Development Network (WPDN) is a unique and dynamic grassroots network designed to support the professional and personal development of professional staff women employed by the University of Adelaide through activities that have been shown to promote leadership, personal job satisfaction, positive work attitude and career advancement.

The WPDN was established in 1995 as a volunteer network to support women in their professional development. It is a network run by professional staff women, for professional staff women.

About WPDN

Connecting you to a variety of opportunities.

Mentoring program

A highly successful mentoring program for professional females.

Special offers

Discounts and special offers exclusive to members.

Upcoming events



Session for Managers

The WPDN run a range of professional development programs throughout the year, including a leadership and mentoring program. This session is designed for managers and team leaders to increase awareness of the programs that are available for professional staff.



Step into Leadership

This session specifically unpacks participants' experiences and the stories we tell ourselves about the role of managing staff, and the skills of leadership.