UW Women in Economics

  • Women in Economics
    Rebecca Bloom and Maria Mackey Gunn, of Vulcan Inc., with the women's group founder Christina Tapia in front of Suzzallo Library. Photo: Kate Killpack, 2016
  • Mentor Program
  • kickoff 2016
    UW Economics undergraduates and alumni mentors at a networking event, October 2016
  • Women in Economics
    "FRB Credit Risk Model Reviews: Two Quants’ Perspective", Yelena Takhtamanova, Senior Risk Specialist Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Alexandra Onosova, Senior Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, June 2016
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  • Worksite visit at Badgley Phelps Wealth Managers
    Worksite visit at Badgley Phelps Wealth Managers

The UW Women in Economics group was established in 2013 to address topics of interest to women studying or working in economics-related fields. The group seeks to raise awareness of common issues and provide networking and professional development opportunities. Additionally we aim to:

  • Expand opportunities for women in economics in business and academia;
  • Provide networking opportunities for women in economics;
  • Provide a venue to meet and discuss issues of common interest;
  • Explore research topics of interest to women economists to help understand strengths and challenges;
  • Promote employment opportunities and advancement of women in the economics profession.

News


The UW Women in Economics group is happy to announce that alumna Bo Lee has been named in the Top 40 Under 40 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Lee received her BA from the Department of Economics in 1999 and currently serves as a Senior Wealth Manager at BNY Mellon. She has been an active member of the Washington Women’s Foundation since 2010. You can find her bio here


UW Women in Economics Board Members

Alumni board members:
Gerilyn Denny, BA '83
Krisztina Nagy, PhD '11
Reem Sabha, BS '17 
Christina Tapia, PhD '09, Chair
Eileen Wang, BS '01
Olga Yang, BA '82  

Student board members:
Nadya Ekhteraee
Kiana Alexis Rahni
Hannah Piatok
Madhumita Bharadwaj
Megan Kaufmann
Sierra Brandenburg
Emily Menz

Faculty Advisers: Michelle Turnovsky, Judith Thornton


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News & Resources


Past Seminars

"FRB Credit Risk Model Reviews: Two Quants’ Perspective", Yelena Takhtamanova, Senior Risk Specialist Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Alexandra Onosova, Senior Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, June 2016

"South Lake Union: The Making of an Urban Innovation District", Maria Mackey Gunn and Rebecca Bloom, Vulcan, Inc. May 2016

“CSWEP and You”, Marjorie McElroy, Professor of Economics at Duke University
Immediate Past Chair of the American Economic Association’s (AEA) Committee on the Status of Women (CSWEP), May 2014

“Women, Business and the Law: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality”, Yasmin Bin-Humam, Consultant at World Bank, February 2014