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WEPAN is the nation’s foremost network dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering higher education so that engineers can successfully address the current and emerging global challenges to enrich the lives of all people. WEPAN is driven by the conviction that creating academic cultures for students, faculty and staff that promote inclusion and diversity is a critical stepping stone to meeting the demands for a global, innovative workforce.  

Our members are passionate and bring their talents to this goal. We invite you to join WEPAN and take full advantage of all that membership offers!

How You and Your Organization Benefit

  • Enhance your ability to create diverse and inclusive environments so that all in engineering thrive

  • Develop professional contacts with leading thinkers, advocates and supporters of gender diversity in engineering

  • Gain access to professional development and online communities that will support your efforts to create diverse and inclusive cultures where all are welcomed and succeed 

  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with colleagues committed to diversity and inclusion

  • Learn about promising and proven research-based practices for recruitment and retention of women in engineering

  • Contribute to the collective effort of shaping tomorrow's workforce to meet the needs of a global and innovative workplace

  • Grow your organization's brand as a leader in diversity and inclusion in engineering 

Who Are WEPAN’s Members?

WEPAN is fueled by leaders, advocates and supporters from nearly 200 universities, colleges, government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and non-profit organizations working for sustainable, systemic impact.

Institutional Membership is for colleges, universities and government institutions, and conveys benefits at varying institutional membership plans. Institutional members gain access to a national community of like-minded leaders and experts. WEPAN’s body of knowledge and resources can help your college implement effective, research-based strategies that advance your inclusion and diversity vision. WEPAN's institutional members...

  • Tap into WEPAN’s network to access and share emerging trends and successful strategies to create higher education cultures that develop T-shaped engineering students with the ability to thrive in today’s diverse and global workforce.

  • Take advantage of WEPAN’s focused professional development for deans, associate deans, department chairs, faculty and staff on topics such as incivility, unconscious bias, optimizing corporate-university relationships and transformative models/strategies for improving diversity and inclusion.

  • Empower colleagues to collaborate across the institution through your WEPAN Institutional Membership. Collaboration and richer thinking increase momentum and effectiveness for your inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Click here to learn more about WEPAN Institutional Membership.


Corporate Membership is for business of all sizes and non-profit organizations. Similar to institutional membership, corporate membership conveys benefits at varying membership levels. WEPAN's corporate members include: Owners, executive officers and presidents; human resources, organizational development and diversity and inclusion directors; engineering managers and leaders/liaisons to various technical and/or affinity groups; university relations, recruitment and community engagement managers and specialists; engineers at all experience levels. WEPAN Corporate members enjoy...  

  • Campus to corporate connections through WEPAN's extensive campus network can help you build relationships for mentoring, outreach, recruiting and job placement.

  • Access to professional development to support efforts to create diverse and inclusive working environments.

  • Networking at WEPAN's annual conference where you can create new synergies with engineering college faculty, staff and those who influence student career pathways and grow your brand as an industry leader.

  • Supporting academic change by engaging with engineering college leaders and communicating the importance of inclusive learning environments that prepare students both technically and professionally for today's global and innovative workforce. engineering colleges.

Click here to learn more about WEPAN Corporate Membership.


Individual Membership is for anyone interested in promoting and achieving improved representation of women in engineering; advocates of diversity and inclusion in engineering and STEM; supporters of culture change at the leadership levels; leaders within the research to practice community; educators and students not yet affiliated with an institutional member.

Click here to learn more about WEPAN Individual Membership. 

Meet our represented universities, organizations and corporations in our membership here.

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