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Increasing representation and advancement of women and members of groups currently underrepresented on faculty and in leadership at UW-Madison

Workshops & Lectures

WISELI offers a variety of workshops and conducts research on their effectiveness.  These include workshops for faculty search committees, workshops to understand and minimize the influence of unconscious or implicit bias, and workshops to improve department climate.  We also provide lectures describing our workshops and research on implicit bias.

Workshops & Lectures

Bookstore & Resources

Order printed versions of helpful WISELI publications from the Bookstore, or download PDFs of these resources instantly.  Links to our extensive research library and other resources can be found here.

Research & Data

WISELI is continually researching the effectiveness of our workshops and programming, as well as conducting original research on a variety of topics relating to the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM).

Research & Data

Apply for grants

Celebrating Women in Science & Engineering Grant Program

A collaboration between WISELI and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Letters & Science, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine & Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine.

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The Vilas Life Cycle Professorship Program

Provides funds to faculty and non-emeritus permanent PIs at UW–Madison who are at critical junctures in their professional careers and whose research productivity has been directly affected by personal life events (e.g., illness of a dependent, parent, spouse/partner, or oneself; complications from childbirth; combination of major life events).

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WISELI’s mission is to increase the representation, advancement, and job satisfaction of women faculty and members of groups currently underrepresented on the faculty and in leadership positions at UW–Madison.

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WISELI in the news

  • NIH recognizes WISELI with award for “Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity”

    WISELI is one of ten institutions receiving the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences. The prize recognizes institutions that have acted to effect systemic change in gender diversity and …

  • Amy Wendt named AVC for Research in the Physical Sciences

    Amy Wendt, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has joined the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education as a divisional associate vice chancellor for research. Wendt had been serving as the …

  • Molly Carnes Breaks Through Biases

    As the [Center for Women’s Health Research] director, she developed a strong network of women across campus who, like her, were investigating gender bias in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). When the National Science …

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