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Resources from WiSTEM


WiSTEM’s founding team has put together a file on WUSTL box full of great articles and resources for Women in STEM. A wide variety of things are included, such as peer-reviewed articles about gender bias in STEM and grant writing help.

WiSTEM Library

Thanks to DBBS and WUMCAA funding, WiSTEM started a Women in STEM-centric library collection this summer. They will be available to WUSTL members through
@BeckerLibrary on the medical campus

Parenting in Academia Q&A Panel Resources

WiSTEM’s Professional Development team has put together resources for parenting in academia.

The Color of Sexual Violence with Dr. Gladys Smith: Summary

Written By Kaci Martin from WiSTEM – summary of ‘the color of sexual violence with Dr. Gladys Smith’. Takeaway points and available resources are listed.

The Color of Sexual Violence with Dr. Gladys Smith – RESOURCES

Written By Kaci Martin from WiSTEM – Related resources from ‘the color of sexual violence with Dr. Gladys Smith’. Takeaway points and available resources are listed.

Resources for Leadership Development for Women in Academic Biomedicine

From 2023 Symposium on Gender Equity For International Women’s Day – from Sandra K. Masur, PhD, March 2023,

Roe v. Wade has been overturned, what can we do?

We’d like to clarify our standpoint on abortion rights as a group that supports the well-being and success of female-identifying individuals in STEM. Following the elimination of the constitutional rights of abortion due to the overturn of Roe v Wade, we want to affirm that WiSTEM supports the bodily autonomy of all uterus-carrying individuals. This ruling impacts the very real lives of all uterus-carrying individuals, especially those already marginalized in the US. The leadership team of WiSTEM recognizes this decision as a violation of human rights and access to necessary healthcare.  

WiSTEM will focus its efforts on creating actionable items and well-executed events to support our members and beyond. We will continue publicizing relevant resources and events regarding abortion rights on our social media. We are working on organizing an educational seminar and a discussion about the legal consequences of the Roe v. Wade overturn for the fall semester. Furthermore, we plan to have The Turnaway Study, which is, “the first study to rigorously examine the effects of receiving versus being denied a wanted abortion on women and their children”, available for rent. Meanwhile, WiSTEM will also assist in fundraising efforts for abortion funds and independent clinics by reaching out and collaborating with WashU and STL community partners. As always, WiSTEM welcomes open communication and discussion.

Please see below for helpful information and tools to understand the current situation and what we can do to support each other in this turbulent time.  

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (by Mackenzie Lemieux)

Created by Mackenzie Lemieux (phase 3 MD student at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine), this resource provides a overview on:

  • Bias in STEM and how we use Wikipedia to address that bias
  • Short intro on why editing Wikipedia matters to increase the visibility of women in STEM
  • Step-by-step guide on how to create and edit a Wikipedia page.

Resources from Washu

Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Resources

The Career Center is here to support you in your career search, whether you are looking for an academic or non-academic job. We offer a range of services to assist you in your process:

Washu Med Mental Health Services

The professional staff members of the Student Health Counseling works with students to resolve personal and interpersonal difficulties, many of which can affect their academic experience. These include conflicts with or worry about friends or family, concerns about eating or drinking patterns, and feelings of anxiety and depression. In addition, international students may find living in a new culture stressful. Although some concerns are more frequent than others, students’ experiences are as varied as the students themselves. Staff members help each person figure out her or his own situation. Services include individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis counseling, and referrals.

Advancing Women in Academic Medicine

The Advancing Women in Academic Medicine (AWAM) program actively identifies and provides guidance to women fellows and faculty within the Department of Medicine to achieve leadership opportunities on institutional, local, national and international levels with the intention of achieving representation, professional rank, and compensation equal to that of their male counterparts.

Forum for Women in Medicine

The Forum for Women in Medicine was created in 2014 to support the professional and personal development of the women trainees in the Department of Medicine. FWIM will host workshops, lectures, and networking events throughout the academic year to provide career development guidance, facilitate mentoring opportunities and foster a sense of camaraderie within the women in the training program. I hope that through these informative events, we will cultivate an academic culture that empowers women trainees now and in the years to come.

Public Resources

Academic Articles in higher education
  1. Inside The Double Bind- WoC in STEM.pdf
  2. Women Faculty of Color: Voices, Gender, and the Expression of Our Multiple Identities within Academia
  3. Faculty of Color in Academe: What 20 Years of Literature Tells Us
  4. Stressing Out: Connecting Race, Gender, and Stress with Faculty Productivity
  5. Women of Color in Academe: Living with Multiple Marginality
Grant Writing Resources
  1. NIH Professional Grant Development workshop
  2. NSF Professional Grant Development Workshop
  3. Project Strategy & Design : professional Grant Development Workshop
Women in STEM
  1. Women’s visibility in academic seminars: women ask fewer questions than men
  2. Stereotypes About Gender and Science : Women =/= Scientists
  4. Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students
  5. Males Under-Estimate Academic Performance of Their Female Peers in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms
  6. Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests
  7. Where are the Gender Differences? Male Priming Boosts Spatial Skills in Women
  8. Countering gender bias at conferences
  9. NIH, workshop on advancing women in independent positions / working group on women in biomedical careers
  10. Why so Few?, women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  11. Work, family or personal life: Why not all three?
Women in Science Community

Webinar Series : I wish I Had know,,, / LIS Bio-consulting Women in Science Mentorship Community

Women in Bio : Women In Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.

Business Concepts for Life Scientists :

The purpose of the Business Concepts for Life Scientists course is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules – Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

This course is designed for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty who wish to gain a basic understanding of business fundamentals. The goal is to impact participants’ career readiness by helping prepare scientists who want to start their own labs, and inform scientists who want to go into industry.


Sarah Rugheimer’s Women in STEM Resources A repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discussing the challenges facing white women and men and women of color in science. 

A Guide for Minorities in STEM This resource covers the importance of STEM programs being more inclusive to minorities, and ways this can be achieved. The guide also provides resources for minority college students in STEM programs, along with scholarships for women, African American, American Indian, and Hispanic STEM students. 

History of Grace Hopper This resource gives a great introduction to computer scientist Grace Hopper.