Welcome to weSTEM 2024! gradSWE Illinois is thrilled you have joined us for this year's conference: Belong. Be Bold. Be You. You will be joined by over 150 attendees, as well as 20 speakers from a multitude of disciplines, organizations, and perspectives. We are also delighted to welcome our 9 corporate sponsors, who will be recruiting throughout the day in the Illinois Ballroom.

This conference aims to amplify many different voices across disciplines and industries while tackling key issues facing gender minorities in STEM graduate programs. It would not exist without the volunteers who donate their time to the many different aspects of the conference; our partner companies from around the country and our sponsor departments at UIUC; and, of course, our speakers and attendees. Without you, there is no weSTEM.

We hope weSTEM 2024 will inspire and motivate you to stay true to yourself while pursuing your passions!

~the weSTEM 2024 Organizing Committee