Women in Science at Emory (WiSE)

Enhancing the visibility and stature of women in science education.

Our Mission

Women in Science at Emory (WiSE) comprises faculty from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) departments. Through advocacy, networking, strategic mentoring and fostering community, we enhance the success, visibility and stature of women at all levels in science and science education at Emory. Regular meetings provide a venue to accomplish the missions of the group and advance the careers of individuals. 

We honor diversity and inclusion, and we welcome allies.


Learn about the leaders of WiSE and become a member.

Laura Finzi, PhD

Department of Physics
Emory College of Arts and Sciences

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Laura Finzi

Nichole Powell, PhD

Associate Professor
Oxford College

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Nichole Powell

Jyothi Rengarajan, PhD

Professor | Emory Vaccine Center
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Researcher | Emory National Primate Research Center
Investigator | Emory Center for AIDS Research

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Jyothi Rengarajan

Joining WiSE

WiSE welcomes new members, including all who self-identify as STEM faculty. To join, kindly complete the short member survey below.


Our Work

We meet regularly with university leadership, and collaborate with the Georgia chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).


In 2019, Women in Science at Emory received the Program of the Year Award at the annual Women of Excellence Awards ceremony hosted by Emory's Center for Women. 

The award recognizes an individual or group who has developed a campus program to address the needs of women and transform the landscape for gender equality at Emory.

Women in Science at Emory was cited as an initiative that advocates, networks, mentors and builds communities to enhance the visibility of women in STEM at Emory by spotlighting the achievements of women colleagues through nominations for awards and distinctions and addressing issues associated with recruitment and compensation. 


Browse and search this section for organizations, programs, best practices and more resources to support your work as a woman in science at Emory.

Increase the visibility of women in science by applying for awards across STEM disciplines. To recommend additional awards, please contact Cassandra Quave (cquave [at] emory [dot] edu).

NSF Advance Program

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Awards

Search for information about women and their work in these disciplines.

American Chemical Society

American Physical Society

Biophysical Society

Society for Neuroscience

Women in Science at Emory supports members' professional development through lectures and trainings focusing on diversity, allyship and leadership as well as programs focused on enhancing the visibility of women in science.

Past events include:

"Diversity, Inclusion, Equality, Equity, Culture and Belonging: Helping Organizations Foster, Empower, and Create Safe Spaces for Inclusion to Thrive," lecture by Margaret Spence, year

"The Ladder of Change: Redefining Allyship and Advancing Possibilities," lecture by Margaret Spence, 2022