WISER

Women in Science, Engineering, and Research

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WISER is a sub-community of WISEST aimed at serving the needs of early-career professionals.

The WISER Network is designed to connect early-career women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with each other and with the information, resources, support, and professional development opportunities they require to advance in their careers.

Mandate: To support career advancement and retention of women in STEM through networking, interactions with peers and mentors, information exchange, and professional development activities.

Composition: 
WISER members are from academia, industry, and government roles at any stage of their careers in STEM fields. WISER welcomes mentors at advanced stages of their careers to participate as “Mentor in Residence” volunteers to early-career professionals. We also welcome the participation of men and women.

WISER activities are overseen by the WISER Executive Committee.

Activities:
WISER offers several events each year, including information sessions, discussions groups, networking activities, and professional development workshops. The topics of these sessions are to be decided in discussions with the members of the WISER community to determine their needs and critical issues. The WISER Executive Committee will then decide, organize, and execute the chosen activities.