Leadership Lab for Women in STEM

You excelled in school and got the right job. Now it's time to make the most of your career in STEM.

Today there are more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic programs and industry positions than ever before. But complex, multi-level organizational factors still impact women’s ability to achieve and succeed in the STEM professions. In fact, women leave these professions at twice the rate of their male colleagues.

The Weatherhead School of Management created the Leadership Lab for Women in STEM to provide professional and leadership development for women in technology-driven, male-dominated professions. This seven-day, immersive experience—intended for women at all stages in their careers—goes beyond what other leadership development programs can offer because it is grounded in pioneering research from Weatherhead’s renowned Organizational Behavior Department.

Why Weatherhead?

Case Western Reserve University boasts outstanding programs in engineering, math and the sciences. Our STEM strengths form a natural foundation for studying the female experience in these fields. Leadership Lab faculty Kathleen Buse, PhD; Ellen Van Oosten, PhD; and KeyBank Professor Diana Bilimoria, PhD, have conducted extensive research on what works to keep women in STEM professions. All three are part of Weatherhead’s Organizational Behavior Department—considered among the best in the world.

The Leadership Lab for Women in STEM offers content that is research-based and actionable. Participants will learn skills that they can apply immediately in the workplace.


Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:


We can also bring this program to your organization. Email customprograms@case.edu to learn more.