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Women in Economics (WIE)

About Women in Economics (WIE)

Join others in discussing issues facing women in economics, while making friends and relaxing in a supportive atmosphere. The WIE group kicked off its inaugural year in 2014 with a series of happy hours throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, concluding with a BBQ at Professor Lea Kosnik’s home before finals in May 2015. Board members for the first year were Melissa Maxwell (BS/MA 2015), Emma Nix, Abby Wood, and Audrey Fischer.

The 2018-2019 WIE board members are: Jamie Vergano, Rachel Harrington, Meagan Burwell, and Paige Steimel. The WIE President for the 2018-2019 year is Jamie Vergano.

Questions about the department’s new Women in Economics group can be directed to Professor Kosnik.

Why Women in Economics?  (updated Sept 2017)

Mentoring Resources
   American Economic Association - Mentoring for Undergraduates
   AEA Committee on the Status of Women in Economics 
       (This is the main home page for CSWEP.)
   CSWEP News: Feature Articles by Audience
       (This is the CSWEP page that points students to more resources.)

A growing number of universities have similar clubs/organizations.  One of the most prominent is at Harvard:

   Harvard University's UWE Program
    (Info about Harvard's Undergraduate Women in Economics program)


Women in Economics End of Semester Brunch at

The Scottish Arms, Nov. 18, 2017

umsl econ students at lunch L-R Senior Meagan Burwell,  Senior Abby Froidl,
Junior Emma Hogrebe

umsl econ students at lunchL-R Senior Jamie Vergano, Senior Meagan Burwell, Senior Abby Froidl, Junior Emma Hogrebe, Senior Anni Meyer, Junior Sadie Hill


 Women in Economics members at November 2015 Demolition Ball 
WIE Nov 2015 event L-R grad student Emma Nix, Jestika Gajjar (a friend from the grad Info Systems  program), grad student Marisa Klein, senior Tobi WIlkins, grad student Abby Wood, freshman Samantha Nawrocki