Women in Science

NYSCF’s Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering (IWISE) seeks to promote gender equality in science and engineering.

By convening the brightest, most enthusiastic minds, both men and women, for a series of meetings over the course of three years, NYSCF was able to move beyond simply reflecting on the problems and issues facing women in these fields and outline a course of action to help bring about change. The IWISE Working Group articulated its plan in a paper entitled, “Seven Actionable Strategies for Advancing Women in Science, Medicine, and Engineering”, which was published in Cell Stem Cell in March of 2015. Subsequently, NYSCF has worked to incorporate the strategies into its own programs and encourage others to do the same, most notably, the Institutional Report Card for Gender Equality.