- Founded in 2018 -
Equality of opportunity between all genders* in the field of economics.
A more balanced representation and visibility of genders and their diverse backgrounds in the economics profession.
A culture of inclusion in the economics profession.
highlight contributions that women economists of diverse backgrounds have made and continue to make in the study and application of economics globally*.
highlight and enhance gender as a topic in economics and other societal contexts.
inform and enhance discussions about existing power imbalances, in particular, but not restricted to gender in the field of economics.
provide a platform for dialogue on topics related to diversity, gender, inclusion, and economics between economists, stakeholders from academic, public, and private sectors, and the general public.
provide networking opportunities globally, in particular also for women economists that lack access to knowledge sharing spaces in their direct work environment.
create a network and facilitate cooperation between organizations working on gender, diversity and inclusion in economics.
support women economists in their professional and personal development including supporting them to thrive in leadership roles.
support individuals to become leaders in working towards a more diverse economics profession and establishing a culture of inclusion.
1. Explainer "all genders": WiE was originally founded to advance gender equality with a focus on women in the economics profession. Being aware that not all economists identify with a binary gender classification, we have broadened our vision of the role of gender in the profession to include all genders. While most of WiE’s members are women and as a result, WiE’s work towards our vision to a large extent reflects the perspectives of women in economics, we actively aim to include the experiences and needs of non-binary individuals in our work and to support the work of and collaborate with organisations representing non-binary individuals. We also aim to critically reflect on our understanding of gender and related societal changes as our understanding improves as a community.
2. Explainer "globally": WiE is an international organization and our members are spread across the globe. When highlighting contributions, we particularly also aim to enhance voices from the global south.