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.
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).
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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.
The Vilas Life Cycle Professorship
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).
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.
WISELI in the news
A passionate advocate for women and minorities in the sciences, Handelsman co-founded UW’s Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) and founded the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, which aims to increase diversity in …
“Medical professionals of both genders link the word “career” with men.” August 6, 2019. Tamara Mathias. Reuters Health.
Retirements lead to changes in research leadership posts. Prof. Amy Wendt will be interim associate vice chancellor for research in the physical sciences, replacing Steve Ackerman, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences.