The National Conference on
Women in Economics 2021

WE are Resilient

April 10-11, 2021

Virtual via Zoom


Thank you so much to all of our over 400 conference participants on April 10-11, 2021.

We hope you enjoyed the conference - stay tuned for more updates!


Featured Speakers


Keynote Address

Fanta Traore

We are excited to announce that our keynote speech was presented by Fanta Traore, co-founder and CEO of the Sadie Collective.

In 2018, Fanta Traore co-founded the Sadie Collective, the only organization dedicated to addressing the pipeline and pathway access for Black women in economics and related fields. The Collective has been featured on NPR, Fortune, Forbes, and the World Economic Forum.


Opening Remarks

Chancellor Rebecca Blank

We are proud to share that we presented opening remarks from the respected economist and University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

Rebecca Blank is an internationally respected economist, public servant, and current Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Our Mission

This year's theme: WE Are Resilient

The National Conference on Women in Economics 2021 was founded upon the mission of bringing together women from across the nation to develop, inspire, and transform the field of economics into a more collaborative and inclusive community. From developing strategies to encourage more female-identifying students to pursue careers in economics, to understanding and addressing biases in economic research, to advancing economic opportunity and security for underrepresented populations, our conference strives to discuss and illuminate disparities and bolster resilience at every level of our field and our economy.


A Free, Open Access Conversation

As a part of our mission to break down barriers to academic and professional access, our national conference has absolutely no fees to register or participate. Simply click the link below to register for free and stay tuned for more registration info for specific events.


Conference Events


Fanta Traore

The Sadie Collective


How to Fail: Stories of

Challenge and Perseverance


Career Paths in Economics


Rising Women


Professional Development: Managing as a Woman

It's All in the Data: Diversity and Inclusion in Economic Research


Graduate School: How to Decide, Apply, and Thrive


Women in Economics: Expanding Your Organization

Social & Networking