Goal of Group: The current mission of GWEN is to increase the representation of women pursuing graduate degrees at all levels of STEM professions, especially promoting those seeking leadership roles.
What we do:
WISE Words series: allow female graduate students to interact in an informal manner with female leaders (faculty, industry, etc)
Monthly Happy Hours: to build a network of women peers
Monthly Newsletter: report findings/research on women in science, this month’s events, and highlights one female graduate student and her accomplishments per month
Professional Development: working with toastmasters on sponsoring public speaking event, planning leadership series in collaboration with AMWA
Cross-Disciplinary Event: working with AMWA and AWSM to host an event for female medical students, MD/PhD students, and graduate students to get to know each other, form inter-disciplinary bonds, and learn about how the other programs work; will work with BSA to focus on female-minority focused events
Fall kick-off event/Beach Volleyball tournament: Co-hosted with BSA, an open tournament to get to know fellow women (will be open to all graduate students) and recruit GWEN members
When/Where we typically meet: Happy Hour at Brewer's Art from 5-7pm every 2nd Thursday of the Month.
Watch for emails with dates/times of all other planned events!