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Initiatives and Programs

Wise Ventures has partnered and collaborated with individuals and organizations at Stanford to amplify the impact of programs, research, and other projects to advance equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and also has directly offered some programs and events.

  • Wise Research Roundtables offer opportunities to hear from and engage with research scientists whose work illuminates ways to advance equity in scientific and technical fields.

  • The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS), a program created in collaboration with VPGE, supported an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. This program concluded in 2019.

  • A Critical Mass serves as a Wise Ventures initiative designed to address the interests of, and make it easier to build community among, women and men of color in STEM and their advocates and allies at Stanford. 

  • Women of Color in the Academy -- Staying Fit: Mind, Body, and Soul was a one-time 2.5 day conference for prospective and early career faculty members hosted by Wise Ventures and and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. 

  • Developing Community for Academic Women of Color provides web resources that are specifically designed for individual academic women of color (e.g. prospective and current faculty members in higher education) as a source to connect information, opportunities, peers, mentors, and other colleagues based on topics, needs, and interests.

  • Wise Profiles in Leadership offers opportunities for invited faculty members and others to meet and talk with outstanding women leaders in scientific and technical fields about their work, leadership, and lives.

Additional workshops, programs, and events may be found on the Events page »