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About WISE Ventures

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To ensure Stanford’s leadership as the university of choice for all scholars in science, engineering, and mathematics.


The purpose of Stanford WISE Ventures is to publicize resources, build networks, and encourage research-based projects and programs to advance equity in science, engineering, and mathematics fields, including the social sciences, across the Stanford community.


New Ventures - Grass roots initiatives

  • Amplification of effective programs
  • Campus-wide communications, networks, events and initiatives
  • Internal consulting – consulting tailored to individuals and departments to review and initiate action toward increasing gender equity in representation, culture, and excellence
  • Seed grants for new research and implementation projects related to gender equity in STEM fields


To create broader awareness of Stanford activities – research, programs, policies, practices, and results – related to advancing gender equity in STEM (faculty, students, staff, alumni/ae, culture, organizational units, and institutions), internally and externally

Community & Connections

To reduce isolation of those underrepresented in science, engineering, and mathematics disciplines, departments, and leadership, through networks, mentoring, professional and leadership development; to encourage allies and advocates; to engage all in building awareness and acting on knowledge to enable greater realization of institutional goals for equity, inclusion, and excellence.