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Involvement in WiSE will support retention and advancement of women faculty. G.M. Combs (2003) found that both gender and race impact access to networks. Furthermore, Combs found that “having effective informal social networks, with sufficient intimacy and utility, may weigh heavily as a factor for career success.”


Shobha Bhatia

WiSE Faculty Director

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor

Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Combs, G.M. (2003). The duality of race and gender for managerial African American women: Implications of informal social networks on career advancement. Human Resource Development Review. 2 (4), 385-405.



FPP - Future Professionals Program for nominated women STEM graduate and doctoral students.
PDM - Post Doctoral Mentoring Program for women STEM post doctoral fellows.
WoC - WiSE Women of Color for women in STEM from underrepresented groups

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