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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

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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 Life Cycle Grant 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

  • COVID-19 has pushed more women into ‘survival mode’

    While one in three jobs deemed essential are held by women, the pandemic has also exacerbated gender inequality in academic settings.

  • With Recent Hires, Women in ECE Reach a New Milestone

    The increase in women faculty is no accident; it’s the result of a commitment to diversity in the department. “When I was hired in 1998, I was one of two women in ECE,” says Philip …

  • Breaking Bias

    In 2015, Devine partnered with Molly Carnes, the director of the UW’s Center for Women’s Health Research, to examine, and potentially reduce, gender bias in departmental units covering all fields of science, engineering, and medicine …

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