Women in Genome Sciences (WiGS) is a group of genome scientists at the University of Washington working as an advocacy organization for women in our department and our field.

Women in Genome Sciences

Women in Genome Sciences (WiGS) strives to increase inclusivity for women and underrepresented minorities in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

Our goal is to ensure access to eclectic speakers across diverse fields and career trajectories, develop mentorship and outreach opportunities, assist with career advancement and work-life balance, and provide opportunities for discussions about the culture, practice, and impacts of scientific research.  Everyone should have an opportunity to be successful in science, regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, class, age, etc.

We encourage all members of the department who are interested in these issues to join us!

Upcoming Events

More information about each event can be found on the events page.

October 8th at 4:00 pm: Murder Mystery night

October 21st at 3:30 pm: Invited speaker – Dr. Audrey Gasch, University of Wisconsin; Website

November 18th: Biotech Workshop with Nautilus Biotechnology

November 19th: Biotech & Accessibility night with SWE