Women in STEMM: WiSTEMM
Putting a well-deserved spotlight on women in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine
By focusing on successful STEMM leaders, WiSTEMM intends to draw attention to the resource shortfall in these careers and provide inspiration for others to pursue careers in these areas.
CX WiSTEMM is the leader in connecting, inspiring, and supporting the professional development of women in STEMM careers.
Fostering community by providing women in STEMM with a forum to share thoughts, advice, and experiences.
Inspiring women to lead within their organizations and industries.
Championing women in STEMM careers by celebrating individual achievements and acknowledging companies that promote women in STEMM.
Supporting women who are entering, transitioning, or growing their STEMM careers through networking, mentoring, and professional development.
Attend an Event
WiSTEMM Annual Meeting and Social
Held annually in January/February at the CX South location, this event is open to all CX members and guests. Each WiSTEMM Team will review the previous year’s accomplishments and communicate their goals and plans for the next year. Join us to learn more about WiSTEMM and get to know each of the members better.
WiSTEMM offers a variety of programs that both grow awareness of issues for and facing women in STEMM careers. An example of our programming topics includes Male Executives on WiSTEMM Leadership Roles and Uncovering the Overt Consequences of Hidden Biases. We have seen an exceptional response to these events, and are continually looking for program suggestions.
Annual Gala Event and STEMMY Awards
Central Exchange and the WiSTEMM committee are proud to host the WiSTEMM Gala and celebrate the accomplishments of all women in STEMM careers across the greater Kansas City area.
WiSTEMM programs and events are driven forward by a variety of member teams. Get involved by joining one of these teams in organizing WiSTEMM events, or register to attend an upcoming program.
Gala and Recognition
Promote the accomplishments of the members of WiSTEMM both internal to Central Exchange as well as within the community at large
Act as the recruiting arm of WiSTEMM by recruiting general members and committee participants. Facilitate succession planning of all team chair and co-chair positions.
With a focus on growth of the WiSTEMM brand by overseeing our brand strategy, social media, and CX website postings, can create other marketing materials as needed.
A combination of three teams focused on providing both formal programs and informal gatherings via speaker events, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities:
- Speaker Series – Inspire, engage, and educate audiences through high-quality, targeted speaker events that address challenges, opportunities, and resources specific to STEMM careers.
- Special Interest Breakouts – Provide a platform to allow any group of WiSTEMM members (two or more) with a common interest to form breakout sessions for the purpose of knowledge sharing or skills development in STEMM-related areas.
- WiConnex – Coordinate quarterly events in an informal after-hours social setting.
Contact Brenda Lowe, Director of Programs, To Join a Team