WISERWho We Are
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 Multiracial women.
What We DoExpanding Women Focused Research
WISER conducts and disseminates research on the well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial women; conducts policy analysis to identify and minimize disparate impact to Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American and Multiracial women; and propose public policies that are inclusive of the needs of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial women. WISER believes a microanalysis approach will draw different conclusions for each group as opposed to the broad umbrella of “women of color.”
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The Mission StatementAdvocating for WISER Public Policy
Our goal is to disseminate research that influences public policy and promotes:
1. Equitable access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education,
2. Equitable access to health care, employment, housing and legal representation,
3. Equity in:
a) employment – earnings, compensation and promotion;
b) family structure – parental rights and marital status;
c) health outcomes – reproductive rights, mental health, health coverage, and family care;
d) penal punishment.
The VisionInclusive Policy Research
A society where policy research addresses the economic, social, cultural and political well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial women. WISER believes the well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American and Multiracial women is vital for social and economic progress.
Conversations with Women of ColorWISER Dialogue: The Missing Viewpoint
WISER Dialogue are a thought provoking conversations with women of color about issues, policies, and research that impact our lives. WISER Dialogue elevates the voices of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American women by including their viewpoint.
Opinion pieces WISER -Op
We encourage activists, scholars, and our Board members to write opinion pieces about issues that align with our mission. We aim to be a supportive outlet for voices that write about the issues that impact Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American women.
The TeamOur Leadership
The WISER leadership team consists of professionals with expertise in economics, finance, journalism, law and public policy. WISER’s leadership is committed to creating a society where the needs of women of color are included in the design and implementation of public policy.
WISER In The News
Study finds fewer minority nurses come from Michigan nursing programs
Colleges and university nursing programs in Michigan produce fewer minority graduates than many other states, according to a study by the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race in Virginia.
CAP Announces Formation of the National Advisory Council on Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap
The Advisory Council will be charged with generating new ideas for closing the gap and outlining clear actions for an incoming administration to take within its first 100 days.
SUNO gets top ranking for African-American graduates
outhern University at New Orleans earned top rankings in a national study of college graduates conducted by the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race.
Single Never Married & Black
The majority of never-married Black women reside in the south (55%), and 89% have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Nearly 22% of these women are single-and-living-alone.
International Women's Day 2018
Most foreign-born women in the US are 18-24, have an HS diploma, work in a service occupation and are from a country in North America - Mexico 25%.
Women of Color 2017
Women of color were 13% of all women in 1960. By 2015, women of color were 36% of all women in the U.S.