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SeedWISE is tailored specifically for women* DPhil students who are working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

*We also welcome non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that will discuss women focused experiences.

Women are being urged to pursue careers in STEM subjects, where they often excel, but face a huge disparity in achieving success and leadership roles.  SeedWISE has been developed to help address this challenge, bringing together women DPhil students from different STEM disciplines at the University of Oxford to meet with women working in industry and commerce, who face similar challenges. We work closely with industry to build mutual relationships, which aims to benefit women both working and studying in STEM roles. 

Lessah Mandoloma

SeedWISE gave me the platform to grow my confidence and more importantly made me realise that my values are as important as my professional goals, and I owe it to myself and to society to make every effort to grow and realise my full potential in order to have impact both in and outside academia. SeedWISE helped me realise I can achieve both!

Lessah Mandoloma
Cohort 3, SeedWISE
DPhil student, Biology
African Universities Ambassador