About WISER


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, Indigenous American, and Multiracial women.

WISER believes a microanalysis approach, the disaggregation of data by race, ethnicity and gender, will draw different conclusions for each group, as opposed to the broad umbrella of “women of color.” Using the term “women of color“assumes that Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American and Multiracial women are a homogeneous group and results in ineffective policies that do not address the needs of the most vulnerable.

WISER advocates for a society where policy research is inclusive of the needs of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American, and Multiracial women. We believe the well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous American, and Multiracial women is vital for economic progress.

Blogs


WISER Dialogue


Conversations with Women of Color

WISER Dialogue are 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 Indigenous American women by including their viewpoint.

Infographics


  • Disaggregating Data Provides Key Insights on Southeast Asian Immigrant Women
  • Father’s Day 2020 | US Fathers Disaggregated Data | WISER Policy
    Father's Day 2020
  • Asian American History Month 2020 | Disaggregate Data | WISER Policy
    Asian American History Month 2020
  • Mother’s Day 2020 | Native American Mothers - Marital Status & Children
    Mother's Day 2020
  • National Nurses Day 2020 | Registered Nurses by Race | Nursing Statistics
    National Nurses Day 2020
  • National Teacher's Day 2020 | Racial & Ethnic Demographics: Women
    National Teacher's Day 2020
  • Single Custodial Grandmothers by Race, Etnicity, Women of Color | Wiser
    Single Custodial Grandmothers