- WIT Luncheon with Dr. Jennifer Silva
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
>> Register to attend. (Open to WashU community.)
- WIT Symposium
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
>> Register to attend. (Open beyond WashU community.)
In 2014, the Washington University Office of Technology Management (OTM) introduced the Women in Innovation and Technology (WIT) program to address the persistent under-representation of women in technology commercialization efforts. At the time of WIT’s inception, University Human Resources reported that 35% of University faculty were women. However, OTM estimated that female inventors submitted less than 5% of all invention disclosures at Washington University.
WIT educates female faculty on how to navigate the commercialization process, while also introducing various resources available within the St. Louis region. WIT-sponsored events offered throughout the year afford attendees the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of inventorship while growing their commercialization networks.