Supported by a 2012 RWU Presidents Inclusive Excellence Fund Grant to Dean Stephen White, SAAHP launched its Womens Leadership Network (WLN) at Alumni Weekend on June 9, 2012, in a session attended by 20+ graduates who returned to RWU, along with SAAHP deans and university leaders. The session focused on issues and potentials achievable through establishing womens’ leadership connections from K-12 through undergraduate and graduate school, alumni in the early part of their careers as well as senior professionals. Women students in SAAHP disciplines across the country are highly successful as students, yet are less represented in number and professional achievements than their early academic success would indicate. Mentoring and professional advancements for women in SAAHP fields are key elements of the WLN initiative. SAAHP is collaborating with national academic and professional groups to advance this initiative, whose success will be measured in greater presence, recognized achievement and leadership of women in years ahead.