Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society

Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society

The Undergraduate Womxn in Economics Society provides an empowering and encouraging space for undergraduate economics majors committed to equal representation in the field to meet, collaborate, network, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the field.



As seen in many traditional STEM majors, womxn are underrepresented in the Economics program at UC Davis. Although womxn make up the majority of the undergraduate population at UCDavis (59%), only 37% of declared Economics students are womxn. This number is only slightly higher than the national trend of gender imbalance where on average only 26% of womxn major in Economics.

The Womxn in Economics Society exists to promote diversity in the field of Economics, and to foster opportunities for camaraderie and mentorship among economics undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We welcome all economics majors to join our organization. All that is required to be considered for membership is to be a declared economics major and a commitment to equal representation within the field.

Members of the organization will participate in a quarterly series of seminars, discussions, and potential field trips focused on life after graduation. The program will also highlight the research done by womxn economics faculty and encourage members to explore involvement in research and quantitative skill-building. A culminating event in Spring will also connect students with Economics alumni in order to promote career exploration, networking, and professional development.


  • Each quarter, members must attend all meetings and are encouraged to attend at least one faculty office hours.


  •  The group will meet in-person on select Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Three seminar speakers will be available each quarter with at least one faculty member and one graduate student presenting each quarter.


  • Must be a declared Economics major
  • Committed to equal representation in the field of economics


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