Our goal is to help fix the "leaky pipeline" among women in the economics discipline. The "leaky pipeline" refers to the problem of retaining women from entry into an economics Ph.D. program to completion of the Ph.D. to full professorship. According to the 2014 report of Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP):
At every stage subsequent to attaining the Ph.D., the percentage of women declines: roughly over the last six years, over 5.5 percentage points between new Ph.D.s and assistant professors, about 6.5 percentage points between assistant professors and tenured associates, and over 11 percentage points between tenured associates and full. The sizes of these declines have been remarkably stable over time.
We provide academic opportunities and a supportive community to help women successfully complete their Ph.D. in the field of Economics. Looking past the Ph.D. program, we are invested in building a strong Economics community of women through diverse faculty recruitment and graduate admissions. Focusing on an earlier stage of the leaky pipeline we reach out to undergraduate women interested in Economics through mentorship efforts. Our most recent initiative creates a public and vocal presence advocating for women in Economics through this website and our associated blog.