Undergraduate Women in Economics

Illinois State University (ISU) was chosen as one of twenty universities to take part in a national initiative to promote success for women as economics majors from 2015 to 2017. The Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) Challenge was a three-year project to identify and implement best practice strategies designed to encourage women in introductory economics courses to stay in the major. The program was led by economists at Harvard University, administered by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The UWE club at ISU was officially launched in the fall of 2021. UWE is dedicated to increasing diversity and representation in the economics profession and to fostering a sense of inclusion across the broader community of scholars. Students are invited to join the organization regardless of their experiences with economics. This club is inclusive, students of all genders are invited to join. To become a member, contact the Club co-Presidents, Abigail Black-Mishaan <agblac1@ilstu.edu> or Michael Van Plew <mvanple@ilstu.edu>. For up-to-date meeting times and events, follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/isu_uwe/).

2023-2024 UWE Officers:

Co-President: Abigail Black-Mishaan
Co-President: Michael Van Plew
Treasurer: Jack Marsalla
Event Planning Chair: Anyiah Montgomery
Social Networking Chair: Michelle Ramirez
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Susan Chen