UW ADVANCE has impacted the landscape of women in STEM.
UW ADVANCE creates structured pathways at UW and beyond for women faculty and others to equitably access career-building information. These support systems, connections, and educational opportunities empower women faculty, establish an intentional culture of faculty development, and contribute to a campus climate and community that leads to more equitable recruitment, retention, advancement, and leadership of women faculty.
“The ADVANCE office is essentially solely responsible for making me feel like I am part of a community across the university, rather than just within my department.”
Women Faculty Data
Increasing Tenured/Tenure Track Women Faculty
Since the inception of UW ADVANCE, there has been an increase in number of tenured or tenure-track women faculty across our 19 ADVANCE departments, from 58 tenured/tenure-track women faculty in the 19 ADVANCE departments in 2000 to 142 women in 2021.
|Natural Sciences & Environment||32||64||100%|
Women faculty are also advancing in their careers. Of the 51 women faculty who entered as assistant professors between 2001-2013, 41% (21) are full professor and 31% (16) are associate professors, as of 2019. As of 2021, over 53% of women faculty from ADVANCE departments are full professors.
Increasing Representation in 19 ADVANCE Departments
During the UW ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (2001-2007), the percentage of faculty who are women increased. Women now account for an even greater percentage of the faculty. As of 2021, over 27% of faculty from ADVANCE departments are women. Also, UW continues to exceed the national average for the percent of engineering faculty who are women.
|Engineering (10 depts.)||13.9%||17.7%||27.4%|
|Natural Sciences/Environment (9 depts.)||12.5%||17%||26.9%|
|National (Engineering Only)||8.9%||11.8%||18.1%|
Highest Representation of Women Engineering Faculty Nationally
At 27.6% UW has the highest percentage of women faculty representation in the top 50 Colleges of Engineering (2021 ASEE Engineering by the Numbers).