Women are well-represented among the faculty, staff and students in EBIO, which provides a supportive and engaging environment for professional and personal development. This atmosphere is fostered by a strong emphasis on mentoring, collaboration, and inclusion. Our departmental efforts to promote women in science parallel  broader university initiatives, some of which are described below along with the leading organizations.

Women in Science & Engineering at CU-Boulder (WiSE)

This organization, an affiliate group of the Association for Women in Science, was founded in 2016 by CU graduate students in STEM fields. WiSE pairs students with mentors in their fields and supports career development through networking events and an annual SciComm symposium.

Center for Inclusion and Social Change (CISC)

The CISC supports undergraduate and graduate students across multiple identities, including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, QTBIPOC students, women and femme students and first-generation students. They provide community-building programs, educational opportunities, and a space for students to interact with people from different cultures. 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

CU-Boulder is a member institution of the AAUW, a national organization which advocates for women and girls. The AAUW offers a wide range of fellowships and grants at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.