Women in STEM

About WiSTEM

The Women in STEM (WiSTEM) initiative serves an umbrella for existing Mather Center programs including peer mentoring, professional mentoring, PRISE, SOURCE and professional and research grants.


WiSTEM seeks to continue to expand these University-wide initiatives and programs that focuses on supporting: 

  • campus community collaboration towards creating allies for women in STEM;
  • STEM research by women; 
  • professional and leadership development for women and STEM across the lifespan; 
  • and social support and belong for women in STEM.


To support this overall environmental change the Mather Center is working to:

  • launch a professional support and mentorship program for alumnae and community leaders in STEM;
  • launch leadership development programs for women faculty and staff in STEM;
  • create and deliver women in STEM ally training for the CWRU community;
  • expand our research and travel grants for students to faculty and staff; and
  • strengthen our collaboration and advocacy for women in STEM by partnering with other existing women and STEM programs on campus and serving as a meeting place and incubator for new programming for women and STEM at CWRU.

If you are a student at CWRU you may also want to look into connecting and joining our student groups WISER or WISHED.