Staff from WISE and WiSSC (the Women in STEM Student Council) presented at the 2019 Advancing Women in Leadership Symposium hosted by the UA Commission on the Status on Women on November 4. Research shows that mentorship can be crucial for supporting the persistence and success of women in STEM, but it's much more difficult to find practical information on the human and fiscal resources and strategies needed to get these types of programs off the ground and make them successful. WISE and WiSSC staff members Erika Nacim, Jill Williams, and Natasha Cornejo, discussed their experience developing a structured mentorship program to support the success and advancement of women in STEM and shared advice for others interested in developing these types of programs. WISE and WiSSC were excited to share the knowledge they've gained and help others from accross campus think about how we might foster the development of robust mentorship networks across campus to support the advancement of women in STEM.
11/04/2019 - 14:54