Advocating for WISER and more inclusive public policy

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Founded on International Woman’s Day 2016, the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race (WISER) is the first research institute to focus solely on the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multi-Racial women.

WISER’s interdisciplinary research team includes distinguished scholars from the social sciences, humanities and STEM disciplines who conduct quantitative and qualitative research that examines the intersection of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality. Meet the WISER team

Our goal is to produce and 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 – conviction rates and sentencing.

WISER conducts and disseminates research on the well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multi-Racial women; conducts policy analysis to identify and minimize disparate impact to Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multi-Racial women; and propose public policies that are inclusive of the needs of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Multi-Racial women. WISER is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 research institute. Contribute Now