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 educates female faculty on how to 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.

The 2018 WIT symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, RAS Event Room 220/221.

Please RSVP here.  Open to all!

2018 Symposium Highlights

  • Lunch and Keynote Speaker –
    Michele Marcolongo, PhD | Department Head and Professor
    Materials Science and Engineering | Drexel University
  • Panel I – Making Time for Tech Transfer Amongst Career Development
  • Panel II – Best Practices for Increasing your Network
  • Networking Happy Hour

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