The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. WISELI’s mission is to increase the representation, advancement, and workplace satisfaction of women faculty and members of groups currently underrepresented on the faculty and in leadership at UW–Madison. WISELI serves as a visible, campus-wide research center, endorsed by top-level administrators, that uses UW–Madison as a “living laboratory” to study gender equity, diversity, and climate; implement evidence-based solutions; and measure success.
WISELI was formed in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program. The center has been funded with a combination of: funding from the UW–Madison campus, contributions from seven UW–Madison schools, colleges, or units; grant funding from national scientific funding agencies; gift funds; and funds earned through WISELI’s income-generating activities.
WISELI disseminates effective programming, resources, and measurement instruments. Our workshops and materials are in demand by colleges and universities nationally and internationally. Read more about WISELI in the news here.