Gender Minorities & Women of Wisconsin Strengthening Astronomy (GMaWOWSA) is a program of the Astronomy Department created, led, and organized by female graduate students.  The members of GMaWOWSA (undergraduates, graduate students, research scientists, postdocs, and junior faculty) meet on a bi-weekly basis to accomplish our goals:

  1. Improve members' confidence by providing a supportive, positive, and safe environment to develop and practice leadership, professional, and assertiveness skills.
  2. Provide an opportunity for mentoring and networking between females at all levels of their careers.
  3. Discuss issues involving women and minorities in Astronomy and develop strategies for increasing the role of under-represented groups in the sciences.
  4. Establish connections and network with senior females in our field through inviting female colloquium speakers and department visitors to join our meetings.
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