WISDM, the Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT, celebrated the first anniversary of its digital launch on March 8 — International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, the tremendous growth of the WISDM community, MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii), which manages the platform/community, announced the WISDM Fellowship Program.
WISDM promotes the visibility of women in the MIT academic community, increases gender diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and makes it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for various events. In partnership with MITii, WISDM founder Ritu Raman, an MIT postdoc and AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, applied for and was awarded a $10,000 AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Grant for public engagement with science activities that teach, inspire, and promote the next generation of women in STEM. With this funding, WISDM launched a fellowship program for scientists interested in improving their public speaking capabilities.
Source: “Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT announces fellowship program”, MIT Innovation Initiative