WE Lead: Women's Empowerment and Leadership Conference

WiSE partners with the Student Activities Center, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics, and the Margaret Sloss Women's Center to provide a day-long leadership conference and networking opportunities for undergraduate women. Throughout the day, students engage in sessions such as: micro-aggressions and micro-inequities, gender differences, taking risks, the impostor syndrome, and becoming confident leaders. Additionally, students participate in panels and networking activities with industry professionals and ISU professionals. 

Watch a video from the 2017 WE Lead Conference

StrengthsQuest™ Retreat

WiSE uses Gallup's StrengthsQuest™ assessment to help students understand how to apply their talents to the choices they make in their academic, career and personal lives. 

Leadership Studies

WiSE partners with The Leadership Studies Program to offer a WiSE Leadership Studies course option, Leadership Studies: Campus Leadership Development (LD ST-270-WiSE). The large group lecture is taught by a Leadership Studies Program faculty member on Mondays (3:10-4:30p). Small group discussions are facilitated by WiSE Leadership Studies Peer Mentors on Wednesdays (3:10-4:30p). Peer mentors also assist students with service-learning and a large-scale social change project related to STEM. 

Job Shadows & Site Visits

WiSE provides students with the opportunities to develop professional skills through campus partner programs, faculty engagement, research funding, networking events, and company tour and job shadows. 


WiSE assists with the cost of participating in local and national conferences relating to STEM, research, or leadership. Contact wise@iastate.edu to inquire about financial assistance.

Contact Information

Allie Parrott • Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs • aparrott@iastate.edu • 515-294-5278