Advocating for WISER and more inclusive public policy


Founded on International Woman’s Day 2016, the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 research institute. WISER’s mission is to expand women-focused policy research to include the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and multi-racial women. WISER believes the well-being of women of color is vital for social and economic progress. More About WISER

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Why higher education doesn’t close the gender wage gap

Rhonda Sharpe and Elise Gould discuss why the wage gap persists even when women pursue advanced degrees with Kerri Miller on Minnesota Public Radio News. Listen

2017 International Women’s Day

Fifteen percent of women in the U.S. were born outside of the U.S. or its territories. Mexico is the birth country for 26% of immigrant women. Infographic

INDEX US: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health

Board Member Tamara Jeffries is a co-author of “INDEX US: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health” published by the Black Women’s Health Initiative. WISER’s President, Rhonda V. Sharpe, is quoted in the publication. Read