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Fostering the diversity, equity, and inclusion of faculty and 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

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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.

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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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