Women in Innovation and Technology

The Women in Innovation & Technology program aims to close the gender gap in invention disclosure and commercialization at Washington University.

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In 2014, the Office of Technology Management (OTM) began the Women in Innovation and Technology (WIT) program to address the persistent under‐representation of women in the inventor/commercialization process.  At the inception of the program, Human Resources reported that 35% of WashU faculty was female, yet OTM estimates female inventors submit less than 5% of WashU invention disclosures.

WIT aims to educate, train and help women navigate the commercialization process while also introducing various resources within the local community.  Various events throughout the year afford attendees the opportunities to learn about the commercialization process, grow their commercialization networks and branch out into community-sponsored events.

Please join us for a WIT Networking Breakfast.  There are two dates/locations to choose from:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 7:30am to 9:00am – FLTC Hearth (Medical Campus)
  • Wednesday, April 12, 7:30am to 9:00am – McMillan Café (Danforth Campus)

This will be an informal networking breakfast with an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to WIT or to tech transfer in general.  Registration requested.

For more info, please contact us at 314-747-0920 or via email.