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You’ll be INSPIRED* at Rising Tide events.

Meet Erin Kelly, Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

As the keynote speaker at ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA 2016, Erin shared research illustrating how family-friendly workplace policies actually reinforce gender inequality.

Meet Meredith Hastings, one of Insight into Diversity’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in STEM.

Meredith visited UMaine in March 2016 to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, and to bolster the aspirations of women faculty and students.

Meet Annie Houle, gender equity champion and co-founder of Wage Project ME.

In 2015, Annie offered the keynote speech at our signature annual event, ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA.

* Meet renowned scholars and national champions, like Erin, Meredith and Annie, as well as leaders and innovators from across Maine. 

FALL 2016 Events

November 29: WiSTEMM: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine

WiSTEMM is recruiting faculty members interested in shaping the culture at UMaine. Attend this informational meeting and consider joining this new group focused on supporting the professional development of women faculty. WiSTEMM will partner with AWIS, the Association for Women in Science, to present a unified voice for issues affecting women in STEMM fields at UMaine.

1:30 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bumps Room
This event is free, and open to all, but registration is requested.
Register using the form below; direct your questions about this event to

WiSTEMM is supported by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture and the Rising Tide Center.

WiSTEMM Informational Meeting

Register here to attend the first meeting of WiSTEMM at UMaine, a new group focused on creating opportunities for women faculty in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Join us to guide development of the group's mission and goals!
  • Enter your first and last name.
  • Please include your e-mail to ensure you receive notices regarding this meeting.

September 27: STRIDE – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence 

Northeastern University colleagues Jacqueline Isaacs and Jan Rinehart will share best practices for faculty recruitment to achieve UMaine diversity goals and to foster innovation on our campus and across the University of Maine System. This event is recommended for faculty serving, or likely to serve on search committees, department chairs and directors, diversity advocates and all who are interested in enhancing search and hiring processes.

9:30 am – 11:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Sept 15: Women’s Professional Development: A Lifespan Perspective

Dr. Amanda Rose will share her expertise and her experience to address the challenges that face women in academia. Topics will include perceptions of women at work, acknowledgement of achievement, division of labor in the home, perceptions of working mothers, maternal gatekeeping, childcare and social policy and the affect of gender in workplace negotiations. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Maine Psychology Department.

3:00 – 5:00 pm, Norman Smith Hall Room 107
Registration for this workshop is now closed. 

Image Description: Dr. Erin Kelly portrait

Image Description: Dr. Meredith Hastings portrait

Image Description: Annie Houle portrait May 2015


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Contact Information

Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469