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.
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.
BNY Mellon Workplace Visit
Friday, April 19th, 2019, 11:50 am - 1:00 pm
Space is limited, interested students must register in advance
Women in Economics Panel
Wednesday, February 21st, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thompson Hall, room 325
Theme: opportunities for women in economics.
Enhancing Your Career Through Community & Connections
Tuesday, November 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum, 719 South King Street, Seattle 98104
UW Women in Economics Workplace Visit: Zillow Group
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Zillow HQ, 1301 2nd Ave., Seattle 98101
The UWiE group hosted a workplace visit at Zillow Group, a Seattle-based real estate and rental marketplace founded in 2006. UW Economics alumna Skylar Olsen (PhD '14), Senior Economist at Zillow, talked about her career and work at Zillow.
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:
Kiana Alexis Rahni
- Join UW Women in Economics on Facebook! Students may also join the RSO Facebook page.
- Subscribe to the group mailing list WomeninEcon@uw.edu!
- Join UW Women in Economics on LinkedIn!
- Learn more about diversity in the Department of Economics!
- Follow our Instagram page!
News & Resources
- Undergraduate Women in Economics Project (Claudia Goldin, Harvard)
- CSWEP: Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
- Faking It: Women, Academia, and the Impostor Syndrome – Chronicle Vitae
- Spotlight on Women in Leadership - Harvard Business Review
- Speaking White Female: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Why Women Stay Quiet at Work – New York Times
- Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work - Harvard Business Review
"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
“Women, Business and the Law: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality”, Yasmin Bin-Humam, Consultant at World Bank, February 2014