We are so proud of all of Women in STEM’s growth this past year, from doubling in size to the formation of the National Advisory Council. We can’t wait to continue this trend in 2019 with more ideas, chapters, and events.
Full Annual Report
For even more information on our growth in 2018, our goals for 2019, and a letter from our founder, Ananya Asthana, check out the full annual report attached above.
In 2018, we welcomed 10 new chapters, Alpharetta HS (GA), De LaSalle HS (IL), Eagan HS (MN), Latin School (IL), Los Altos (CA), Lyons Township (IL), Radnor HS (PA), San Diego HS (CA), St. Ignatius (IL), and Thayer Academy (MA), to Women in STEM. Each chapter brought its own ideas and perspectives on how to advance WiSTEM. We are so proud of the 71 events, including outreach to elementary schools, attending panels, mentorship meet & greets, and more, they held.
Women in STEM partners with a variety of prominent organizations and universities to help implement our goals. We partnered with four new universities, in addition to Notre Dame and University of Chicago with whom we already partner, in 2018 to expand our mentorship program: Northwestern University, UC San Diego, Columbia University, and University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2018, we expanded our network to include partnerships with three new organizations: Motorola, Outcome Health, and Vital Voices.
National Advisory Council
Our National Advisory Council features a series of prominent female professors, professionals, and graduate students that are dedicated to WiSTEM’s development. We are incredibly grateful for all their advice on developing initiatives, expanding our network, and everything in between. The affiliated institutions include Harvard University, Amazon Lab126, and 500 Women Scientists among other fantastic universities and organizations striving to achieve diversity and equity.
Women in STEM expanded our online presence to include Instagram and Facebook. Since then we have gained 635 total followers and counting. Our increased transparency lent itself to a breadth of new opportunities and connections, such as finding new chapters and networking opportunities. The addition of new features on the website, such as our chapter map and calendar, illustrate our progress in the past year and are constantly updated, so you can stay up to date on all our great work.