KCL Women in STEM (WiSTEM) was founded in 2015 by a group of students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments. We are a network of students, professionals, academics, and researchers who aim to support underrepresented people in STEM. Motivated by our own experiences in the fields, we are passionate and enthusiastic to promote more diversity and equality in the STEM disciplines. The root causes of the gender disparity are diverse and intersectional, and require a multifaceted approach to continue to improve the situation in STEM. Thus, WiSTEM is motivated to work with the departments and societies at KCL to work towards gender parity throughout the academic and industrial STEM fields.
Our aims include:
To support and encourage all intersections of women and non-binary people in STEM to continue their career in academia.
To recognise and raise voices of all women and non-binary people in STEM including people of colour, trans people, people with disabilities, people holding religious beliefs, socioecomonic status, sexuality.
Lobbying the institution in accordance with the above.
Educating the wider university community about the issues faced by women and non-binary folk in STEM.
We will shortly be recruiting new members for our committee. Sign up for our free membership to get involved!