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Tweet Chat: Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM

Join the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and the Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for a tweet chat to discuss how to increase the representation of women faculty of color in STEM.
When Nov 21, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 02:40 PM
Where @IWPResearch, #WOCinSTEM
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#WOCinSTEM Tweet Chat

 

Thursday, November 21 | 1-2pm EST

Follow and the join the conversation using #WOCinSTEM

Despite inroads made by women in STEM fields over the last few decades, progress has been extremely slow, especially for women faculty of color. In 2010, women of color were six percent of those who held doctorates in all STEM fields and were employed as assistant, associate, or full professors at four-year colleges and universities, despite being 15 percent of the working age U.S. population. In contrast, white men with STEM doctorates held 58 percent of these positions, while making up 35 percent of the working age population. In addition, women faculty of color still face challenges, such as hostile workplace climates, work-life balance issues, and the failure of many academic departments to embrace diversity.

On November 21, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research will release a report that shares insights from Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration, a high-level convening of experts, who explored obstacles that hinder the progress of women faculty of color and offered recommendations for improving outcomes.

Join @IWPResearch, @SWEtalk, @NSBE@RepEBJ, and others for a tweet chat Thursday, November 21 at 1pm that brings the discussion on advancing opportunities for women of color in STEM to Twitter. Follow the conversation using #WOCinSTEM.

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Join @IWPResearch @SWEtalk @NSBE @RepEBJ for tweetchat Thurs @ 1pm EST on accelerating change for women faculty of color in #STEM #WOCinSTEM

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