Our Vision

A proportional representation of identities and backgrounds throughout all roles. A distribution of tasks based on skills with a work/life balanced environment. Equal payment, promotion effort, and recognition for equal roles.


Our Mission

Generate thoughtful conversation about disparities in STEM related to gender & gender identity, culture, race, sexual orientation and background while providing tools and a safe environment to achieve equity. 

  • Provide a supportive environment and a workplace atmosphere to combat biases
  • Build a strong network to support career advancement by creating discussion and providing resources
  • Increase the visibility of scientists from all backgrounds, and motivate & empower younger generations
  • Promote a culture of work/life balance




The education sub-committee is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunities for people from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.

For more info, go to our Education page or contact Divya Varadarajan (dvaradarajan@mgh.harvard.edu).



This sub-committee advocates for LGBTQ+ equity, combat biases and generate awareness within the Martinos Center and the broader MGH community.

For more info, go to our LGBTQ+ page or contact Paige Spark (kpsparks@bwh.harvard.edu).


Racial Justice:

This sub-committee tackles racial inequities within the center, by creating awareness, thoughtful discussion and advocating for better promotion and hiring practices.

For more info, go to our Racial Justice page  or contact Mary Catanese (MCCATANESE@mgh.harvard.edu).


Policy Advocacy:

This sub-committee shares resources for implementing better practices, e.g. hiring.

For more info, contact Mary Catanese (MCCATANESE@mgh.harvard.edu).


Social Media:

The social Media Team promotes WiS actions and highlights amazing humans in STEM, through social media platform (Instagram and Twitter) and our website.

Contact Caroline Magnain (cmagnain@mgh.harvard.edu)