Below are resources both at WashU and beyond to support women in STEM at all stages in their career. Feel free to explore, share widely, and contact us if you have content that you’d like added! 


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. Access the box files here.

Association for Women in Science

AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change. 

Women in Bio

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

InterSECT Job Sims

InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. 

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.

WashU Graduate Leadership Credential

The Graduate Leadership Credential can be earned by graduate and professional students through participation in professional development and leadership programming, and serving as a student leader. Participating students will enhance their communication skills, hone their professionalism, and strengthen their strategic capabilities to better serve their objectives in graduate school and prepare for the transition to post-graduate opportunities.

WashU GradCareers

GradCareers is committed to assisting graduate students as they lay the groundwork for their career

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.