Dashboard with recommendations and suggested next steps
Wisr helps members understand what they can do to work toward their goals by suggesting action items and members who can help them accomplish them.
Configurable volunteer items
While signing up, members select specific ways they're interested in helping others. That allows members to refine their searches. For example, a member could search for someone who is willing to offer a job shadow opportunity or someone who is excited about mentoring junior faculty.
The industry browser lets members explore colleagues by the fields they work in. Searching this way is especially useful for faculty looking for peers and mentors in a related discipline. Women in different fields face different career challenges (faculty in STEM versus the humanities, for example), and this tool helps connect those with similar experiences.
Communities with adjustable privacy settings
Groups within the platform provide a home base for members to connect based on interests or affinities. Privacy settings let you control whether communities are open or invite-only.
Example community: Women in BusinessCreating a digital touchpoint is especially important in industries where success is heavily dependent on having a strong, wide-reaching network. Any member can view others who belong to a community, offering one more tool for searching out mentorship and connection.
Example community: Women in Business
The discussion feature allows women in a community to discuss issues that are especially relevant to that group. For example, a Women in Business community might house a conversation about the challenges members faced during job applications.
Example community: Women in Engineering
Women in traditionally male-dominated fields face a unique set of barriers as they move through their careers. Creating communities to support women in such fields provides a supportive environment where members can discuss challenges, reach out to each other for advice, and look for long-term mentors.
Example community: Women of Color
Likewise, women of color navigate a complex set of intersectional identity issues throughout their careers. Communities for women of color are ideal for discussing these issues in a safe and private space and planning relevant programming like lectures, panels, and networking events.
Example community: Working Mothers
Working mothers face the daunting challenge of balancing family life with demanding careers. These communities are especially useful for sharing resources like daycare and babysitter information, time management techniques, and personal stories about finding the healthiest way to balance time.