What We Do

The Women in STEM Leadership Council is comprised of the leaders of various department women in STEM groups on campus and is convened by the Graduate School Diversity and Inclusion team. At present, we have members from the following departments: Physics, Molecular Biology, Geosciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and Math.

The goal of the council is to tackle problems graduate women in STEM face. Some work we have done include:

  • Conducted our own campus climate surveys (2015 and 2018), collecting experiences of the graduate women in STEM fields at Princeton and combining the results into a report presented to the university administration.
  • Hosted a Women in STEM symposium to discuss some of the past and present trends of women in the STEM fields.
  • Invited acclaimed scientists to address the Princeton community in public seminars.
  • Reviewed and provided feedback on several training modules on sexual discrimination and harassment.