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Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration

About Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM: Policy, Action, and Collaboration is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the IWPR. It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May 2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academic administrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporate sector, and women’s organizations. The convening explored promising program and policy changes for increasing the representation of women of color in STEM faculty positions. The report addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts that would promote their success, and strategies and recommendations for implementing promising changes and taking them to scale. The convening and report are part of IWPR’s research on education and training, which includes early care and education, girls’ experiences in the K-12 system, postsecondary attainment, and high-quality workforce development opportunities for STEM and other careers.

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For more information or resources from the convening, please visit the convening page.

Media Resources

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Report Overview (PDF)

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