Women in Chemistry

Mission Statement

Founded in 2020, Graduate Women in Chemistry (WIC) is an organization dedicated to elevating the voices and issues associated with being women in chemistry. Everybody is welcome in our committees and events. Our programming involves four separate branches of action: community building, outreach, promoting equity and inclusion in our department, and providing a platform to amplify the research of women in chemistry.

Community Building


WIC Coffee Hour (Monthly)
• Provide space for women-centered departmental discussion and sharing of experiences.
• Facilitate connections among department and fostered awareness for allies.

Hold other social events (ie. hiking, social hour at the Terrace, holiday party, end-of-semester destresser) to deepen connections in the community.

Equity and Inclusion


Create and host events centered on conversations around Gender Equity and Inclusivity.



Organize and participate in affinity group recruiting for prospective and incoming graduate students.

Assist in community outreach (ie. give tours of Chemistry Building to Girl Scouts)




Invite and facilitate seminar speakers from different paths in chemistry (ie. Organic Reactions event).

Organize panels for faculty and students to reflect and give advice about their career/research/graduate school journeys.

Upcoming WIC Events:

  • Oct

    WIC Fall Hike at UW-Arboretum @ 10:00 am

    Date and time are tentative, check back for details!

  • Oct

    WIC Undergraduate Mentorship Program Kickoff Event @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1435 Learning Studio
    Website (under construction)

    Join our inaugural kickoff event for the Women in Chemistry (WIC) Undergraduate Mentorship Program for an introduction to the program and to potential mentors/mentees! Please RSVP here so we can get an estimate on attendance. …

  • Oct

    2nd Annual "Journey to Candidacy" Panel @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Chemistry room 9341

    Do you have questions about how to become a Ph.D. candidate? Are you in the process of choosing your committee members? Have you started thinking about your TBE? We are here to help! Women in …

Join our listserv to be contacted about future events!