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WE Rise Conference

The WE Rise Conference is a biennial day-long event dedicated to growing and advancing women and nonbinary students interested in STEM. 

Students across the region are connected to university and industry leaders through workshops, various networking opportunities and a career/resource fair to support their personal and professional development.

The WE RISE Conference will return in 2025...

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What happens at the WE Rise Conference?

Keynote presentation

Participants listen to a keynote speaker discuss their experience in the STEM field. During the 2020 conference, we heard from Leslie Robertson, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Leslie Robertson
room with students sitting and a speaker at the podium

Networking & community building

Attendees enjoy various opportunities to connect with industry professionals, faculty and students throughout the day. A catered lunch and other refreshments are provided.

Nancy Allbritton
Guests enjoying breakfast at WiE conference

Workshops & panels

We offer workshops designed for STEM students at all levels. Topics have included Impostor Syndrome, Exploring Careers, Identifying Strengths, and more. Industry professionals, faculty members, and current students lead these personal and professional development sessions. 

Guests listening to a workshop panel
Guests listening to a workshop panel

Career and resource fair

Attendees are able to enhance their network and pursue new opportunities by engaging with various employers and representatives from the UW community. 

Students chatting with employers at WiSE Conference Career Resource Fair
Student chatting with employer at WiSE Conference Career Resource Fair