Reaching out to Undergraduate Women
In an effort to address the pipeline problem at an earlier stage, WEB reaches out to undergraduate women interested in Economics. Various events over the past years have bridged the gap between undergraduate and graduate students, creating a supportive environment for undergraduate women interested in careers in Economics.
WEB participated in the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge, together with Professor Martha Olney. As result of this endeavor we helped the undergraduate women create their own organization, Undergraduate Women in Economics at Berkeley (UWEB).
WEB and UWEB have a joint one-on-one mentoring program which pairs undergraduate women interested in Economics with graduate students across the three departments and at other institutes (e.g., the Energy Institute).
WEB holds panels and roundtables for undergraduate women about navigating the undergraduate degree, finding internships after graduation, and exploring career opportunities.
WEB hosts coding workshops where undergraduate students are led through a real-world data analysis exercise using Stata. Volunteers from WEB circulate the room and provide assistance as needed.