Check out past events put on by the Women's Innovation Network below.
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Psychology
April 7, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.
WIN will continue its WISDOM series, bringing students together with alumnae from our psychology program to discuss the unique challenges for women and nonbinary people who work in STEM and SBE fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with panelists in small groups for discussion and networking.
Our panel features Arnitta Holliman (MS, LPC), Director at the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention; Kirstin Yeado, Program Officer for Education Philanthropy at Ascendium Education Group; Jacqueline Hackmon, Senior Product Developer at James Hardie Building Products; Jenna Fanduzzi, Ad Review Coordinator at BBB Wisconsin; and Laura Bolger, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Alverno College.
All graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend this event, along with faculty and community members who are interested in the STEM and SBE scientific fields. While panelists are typically women, these events are open to all genders, as allyship is a vital component in conversations about equity. This will be a hybrid event, with online and in-person attendance options (pending COVID case numbers). In-person attendees will be meeting in Holthusen, Room 403 and virtual attendees will join via Zoom.
CfAH and WIN Humanities Breakfast
March 30, 2022 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us on Wednesday, March 30th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM for our first Humanities and Career Diversity Breakfast. The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and WIN are excited to host a special panel highlighting diverse career paths. Panelists will discuss how they are putting their humanities skills and graduate training to work in their fields.
Our panel features Mike Cummings (MA in Business Security, with a background in history and political science), President of Cummings Security Consulting, LLC; Sterling Knox (current PhD student in Marquette's Philosophy program), Program Manager at the Children's Healing Center on the Red Lake Nation; Dr. Laura McGough (PhD, History) is the Senior Technical Advisor for University Research Co. and the Center for Human Services, and a global health expert with a specialty in maternal care and Africa; and Dr. Silas Morgan (PhD, Theology), current president, and COO of Showcraft, a social impact company that specializes in built environments for trade shows, conferences industry events, and pop-up spaces. Maggie Nettesheim Hoffman, the associate director of Career Diversity for Humanities Without Walls, and current history PhD candidate will serve as moderator.
Our session will start with a breakfast social at 8:30, with the panel discussion to follow at 9:00. In-person attendance will be held in Beaumier Suites B/C (Raynor Library). Virtual attendees are invited to join us at 8:30 for networking over virtual breakfast on Microsoft Teams.
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Physics
March 25, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.
WIN will continue its WISDOM series, bringing students together with alumnae from our physics program to discuss the unique challenges for women and nonbinary people who work in STEM and SBE fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with panelists in small groups for discussion and networking.
Our panel features Rebecca McAuliffe, R&D Associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Kelsey Meinerz, Project Manager at Medspace Core Laboratories; Andrea Westerinen, Chief Technology Officer at OntoInsights; and Erin Kaprelian, Intellectual Property Attorney at Davis & Kuelthau.
All graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend this event, along with faculty and community members who are interested in the STEM and SBE scientific fields. While panelists are typically women, these events are open to all genders, as allyship is a vital component in conversations about equity.
This will be a hybrid event, with online and in-person attendance options. In-person attendees will be meeting in Holthusen, Room 403 and virtual attendees will join via Zoom.
IWL Spring Gala
March 8, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of "Women of Strength." This event invites our community benefactors to learn about the fantastic research and programming that IWL has funded in its first two years.
WIN and 707 Hub Panel on Career Diversity for Graduate Students
February 23, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, WIN and the 707 Hub will host a special panel featuring graduate students and MU staff who have parlayed their research expertise into a variety of different outlets. In addition to discussing the many ways that one might use their advanced degrees, we'll introduce students to the Hub's resources and entrepreneurial support programs.
December 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
IWL Women & Money Series: Women & Financial Intelligence
So much more goes into the power that money holds than making and sticking to a budget. Join us for the closing session of this series to learn from financial advisors and experts on what women need to know to better steward their financial destiny.
November 19, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Women's Entrepreneurship Day Fireside Chat
A fireside chat with Kristen Carter, Marquette student entrepreneur and creator of the Krisband, and Olivia Menzia, Marquette alum and founder of Liv a Lil. Following the conversation, we will open up an ice cream bar featuring Liv a Little with individual take-home containers.
November 18, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Computer Science
This WISDOM Breakfast event will be for students focused in the fields of computer science and host panelists from Marquette and beyond. Attendees of the event will be able to meet panelists in small groups for open Q&A around the experiences working in their fields, as well as hear from the entire panel.
This will be a hybrid event. Grab-and-go breakfast will be provided to participants, panelists will be joining either virtually or in-person, and attendees have the option to attend the event in-person or virtually as well. Please specify your attendance preference when registering.
Friday, October 29 | 9:00 a.m.
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Biology & Chemistry
This WISDOM Breakfast event will be for students focused in the fields of biology and/or chemistry and host panelists from Marquette and beyond.
The series invites female and nonbinary panelists from a wide variety of disciplines in STEM and related Social, Behavioral, and Economics (SBE) science fields. For the first WISDOM Breakfast, the focus is women in biology and chemistry. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet panelists in small groups for open dialogue around the personal experiences of working in STEM and SBE fields, navigating the challenges of their respective fields, and how to better prepare oneself to succeed in industry or academia upon graduation.
October 18, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Life, Hope, and Science: The Life Stories of Three Eminent Women Scientists
Georgina Ferry, biographer, author of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace, a life in science (Bloomsbury 2019)
Jennifer Doudna, subject of The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster 2021)
Elizabeth Blackburn, co-author of The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Grand Central Publishing, 2017)
Moderated by Susan Hockfield, President Emerita MIT
April 27, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 4 Launch
April 22, 2021
Leaders in STEM will be meeting to discuss advancing WISDOM's goal of providing opportunities for Women and allies In STEM and related Departments Of Marquette to gather, network, and grow in their fields of interest.
April 15, 2021 | 9 a.m.
This WISDOM Breakfast event will be focused on women in the health sciences field.
April 1, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. Maryanne Siderits' Annual Distinguished Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies
March 11, 2021 | 9 a.m.
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Mathematics
This WISDOM Breakfast event will be focused on Women in Mathematics and host panelists from Marquette and beyond. Attendees of the event will be able to meet panelists in small groups for open Q&A around the experiences working in their fields, as well as hear from the entire panel.
- Dr. Anne Clough,
MU Professor & Director of Bioinformatics Program
- Dr. Muge Karaman,
Research Assistant Professor at UIC-College of Medicine, Dept. of Bioengineering & Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
- Emily White, Data Scientist/Data Engineer, Marketing Analytics Dept at Kohl’s Corporation
March 1, 2021
Brew Ideas Challenge
Calling all student innovators! We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Brewed Ideas Challenge. The Brewed Ideas is our version of Shark-Tank. The goal is to “Brew” innovative ideas and foster the entrepreneurial mindset at Marquette. The competition is open to all current Marquette students and hosted by the 707 Hub.
January 29, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Pamela Harris: The Lonely Reality of an Academic Dreamer
Dr. Harris tells her life story, taking us through the fears of being an undocumented first-generation college student and the challenges she overcame as a woman of color with a passion for STEM. Her talk will focus on how she found support networks and mentors and the development of her identity as a scientist. She will share how communities can help support underrepresented minorities and undocumented students in achieving their full potential as they pursue their academic careers.
Dr. Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American mathematician and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Williams College. She is a distinguished researcher, teacher and mentor and co-founded Lathisms.org, a platform that features the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic scholars in the Mathematical Sciences.
February 8, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
Meet-n-Eat with Dr. Shital Chauhan Vora
Meet-n-Eat is an opportunity for to hear from established professional innovators, designers, dreamers, and game-changers. Grab your dinner and join us for this virtual discussion with Dr. Vora, Marquette Alumna and Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Global Brigades. Learn how she used her entrepreneurial spirit to evolve her passion project into one of the most impactful student-driven, poverty-alleviation efforts in the world. Shital can also discuss the organization’s recent-and-remarkable pivot to virtual advocacy in the face of COVID-19. This event coincides with Marquette’s Mission Week 2021
programming and is a collaboration with Marquette’s 707 Hub and WIN.
February 10, 17, & 24, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Brew Ideas Bootcamp
Are you a current Marquette University student working on a new idea for a product or service but need help moving your idea forward? Look no further than the Brewed Ideas Bootcamp! In 3 weeks, students will refine their business model canvas, conduct customer discovery work, and understand environmental impacts on a business (like COVID-19 and the virtual environment) . In addition, students will receive one-on-one business coaching to help prepare to apply for the Brewed Ideas Challenge.