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Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM:
Policy, Action, and Collaboration
MAY 2013 CONVENING
A summary of findings and recommendations
 
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About This Report
This report is part of a project to address the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) led by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). It summarizes highlights from a convening held in May2013 that brought together nearly 50 experts, including professors, academicadministrators, and representatives of government, professional societies, the corporatesector, and women’s organizations. It addresses the barriers that make it difficult for women faculty of color to advance in STEM fields, key programmatic and policy shifts thatwould promote their success, and strategies for implementing promising changes andtaking them to scale. The convening and report are part of IWPR’s research on educationand training, which includes early care and education, girls’ experiences in the K-12system, postsecondary attainment, and high-quality workforce development opportunitiesfor STEM and other careers. IWPR’s recent research in this area includes a profile of programs at community colleges designed to engage women in STEM fields, as well asreports exploring pedagogical methods to increase women’s participation in engineering.
About the Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research anddisseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, andstrengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars,and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminateseconomic and social policy issues affecting women and their families, and to build anetwork of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policyresearch. The Institute’s work is supported by foundation grants, government grants andcontracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations andcorporations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that also works in affiliation withthe women’s studies and public policy and public administration programs at The GeorgeWashington University.
Acknowledgments
This report and the convening it describes were generously funded by the NationalScience Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program Award #HRD-1219363. IWPR thanks Dr.Kelly Mack, Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of AmericanColleges and Universities and former NSF ADVANCE program officer, whose wisdom andexpertise informed the project in many ways, and Dr. Beth Mitchneck of the NationalScience Foundation’s ADVANCE program for her support of this work. IWPR is alsograteful to the members of the project advisory committee for their guidance throughoutthe event planning process, and to the convening participants and speakers for sharingtheir experiences and expert knowledge. We thank those who reviewed previous drafts of the report and provided insightful comments, including Dr. Mack, Dr. Maria (Mia) Ong of the Education Research Collaborative at Technical Education Research Centers (TERC), Dr.Carmen Cid of Quinebaug Valley Community College, and Dr. Jeff Hayes and RhianaGunn-Wright of IWPR. The authors also thank Dr. Heidi Hartmann, IWPR President, for her guidance, and Ms. Gunn-Wright for coordinating advisory committee activities and helpingto plan convening logistics. Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow Stephanie Román and researchinterns Shengwei Sun and Deborah Olaleye assisted with the research for the project.IWPR also thanks the National Science Foundation for providing special tabulations of datafrom the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics’ 2010 Survey of DoctorateRecipients.IWPR #C409, November 2013Copyright 2013 by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC
IWPR Board of Directors
Esmeralda O. Lyn
,
Chair 
Hofstra University, Professor Emerita
Holly Fechner
,
Vice Chair 
Covington & Burling LLP
Cynthia Lloyd
,
Secretary 
Population Council, Consultant
Sylphiel Yip
,
Treasurer 
G.X. Clarke & Co.
William Baer
Bloomingdale's
Martha Darling
Boeing (retired)
Ellen Delany
Delany, Siegel, Zorn & Associates, Inc.
Lynn Gitlitz
Business Development Consultant
David A. Goslin
American Institutes for Research,former CEO
Lorretta Johnson
American Federation of Teachers,AFL-CIO
Ellen Karp
Anerca
Kai-yan Lee
 Vanke
Susan Meade
Phillips Oppenheim
Leslie Platt Zolov
Pfizer 
William Rodgers III
Rutgers University
Marcia Worthing
New York, NY 
Heidi Hartmann,
President 
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Barbara Gault,
Vice President 
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301Washington, DC 20036Tel: 202/785.5100 Fax: 202/833.4362www.iwpr.org
 
Accelerating Change for Women Faculty of Color in STEM:Policy, Action, and Collaboration
MAY 2013 CONVENING
A summary of findings and recommendations
CYNTHIA HESS, PH.D.BARBARA GAULT, PH.D. YOUNGMIN YI

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