Women's Engagement Board
The Women’s Engagement Board (WEB), comprised of students, post-docs and staff, endeavors to build women’s leadership across Caltech’s campus. This group holds a quarterly board meeting to work toward the common goal of influencing cultural change and improving the campus climate at Caltech.
2016-2017 Inaugural Women's Engagement Board
This was the inaugural year of The Women’s* Engagement Board (WEB). This group is a collaboration comprised of 15 women (1 postdoc, 6 grads, 2 undergrads, and 4 staff) to build a more inclusive environment for women at Caltech.
We provide creative solutions for advocacy and programming so each person can succeed at Caltech and beyond by identifying blind spots, offering support and building life skills.
The WEB was given professional development and produced events centered on teamwork, leadership, event planning, communication, goal setting and achievement, influencing the climate/culture of an organization, creative problem-solving, and results-driven investment in environments that foster diversity.
*We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people.
Professional development included:
Combatting Sexism in the work place and beyond
Building a Brand – Your own brand
Professionalism in Writing: The art of writing an Email
Reflections on your contributions to WEB and Campus
1/30 Valentine making for local assisted care living facility
3/2 Pursuing Graduate school and grad/undergrad dinner
3/15 Ignite Women in Academia
3/24 The Role of Leadership in the Journey to Gender Equality" Panel at JPL
5/19 Alumni Weekend Women’s Lunch
6/2 Breaking Stereotypes: Mae Jemison teach in & Sci fi game night
6/13 Leading by Example: Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Thank you to the first board members: Abigail Crites, Alysha de Souza, Anvita Mishra, Catriona Blunt, Emily Wyatt, Erica Figueroa, Giuliana Viglione, Hye Joon Lee, Ivanna Escala, Jackie Gish, Jenn Weaver, Karla Hernandez, Linda Krippner, Nikita Sirohi, Priscilla Gubatan