Centers, Partnerships & Institutes

Women in Science Initiative

The Women in Science initiative at Emmanuel College (WISE) is dedicated to advancing and promoting women as scientists and science leaders in their chosen fields. The main goal of this initiative is to increase the retention, advancement, and success of women in STEM fields, particularly in leadership positions.

WISE seeks to achieve its goal by creating opportunities for, providing support to, and promoting belonging among women in science, at all stages of their careers at Emmanuel and beyond. Through these initiatives, we hope to create an inclusive, self-sustaining community of Emmanuel women in science.

Ways to Engage

Emmanuel invites members of the greater community to participate in a variety of events, discussions and networking opportunities to further the conversation around WISE.

  • Events
  • Networking events
  • Alumni panels
  • WISE Scholars
  • Dedicated Internships
  • Professional development and leadership workshops/seminars

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Women in Science Initiative at Emmanuel College

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For more information regarding the Women in Science Initiative at Emmanuel College, please contact Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; Director, Women in Science at Emmanuel Program Melanie Leussis at

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