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. We strive to ensure our department is encouraging to women in a number of ways: ensuring access to female speakers across diverse fields and career trajectories, developing mentorship and outreach opportunities, assisting with career advancement and work-life balance, and providing opportunities for discussions about the culture, practice, and impacts of scientific research. We believe that 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.
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