Since June 2001, Stanford University has sponsored groups for women PhD students and postdocs in science and engineering (WISE). For the past several years, a program has also been available for women PhD students and postdocs in the social sciences and the humanities (WISSH).
These groups are open to women PhD students at Stanford and to women postdocs at Stanford. Groups meet weekly for 90 minutes. Meetings are professionally facilitated, and the discussion topics are selected from the concerns of the members. Some of the issues the groups have addressed include:
WISE has been a great help to me. I've learned about the experiences of other female grad students and we've helped each other work through problems we face on a day-to-day basis.
WISE is an amazing support network that I do not have available elsewhere.
Members share support and varying perspectives, as well as practical advice. There is no charge to join one of these groups.
Groups will meet at different times during the week, at locations that are convenient for the group. Current group meeting times are shown on the "sign up questionnaires" (see below).
We ask that those who sign up to have a serious interest in the groups, and to assure that they can be available to attend regularly at the designated time.
Use the links below to sign up for these groups.
If you have any questions about these groups, contact Susan Owicki.