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Seeking Solutions:

Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia

An ad hoc Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia, under the under the auspices of the Committee for Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM), convened the conference Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia on June 7-8, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The conference presented data on women of color in science, engineering and medicine in academia and discussed the challenges and successful initiatives for creating the institutional changes required to increase representation of this subset of women in the academic workforce. The conference featured leaders from research universities, minority serving institutions, industry, and the law, as well as federal policymakers and researchers with expertise in studying underrepresented minority populations. The conference engaged these stakeholders in discussions of critical importance for increasing participation of women of color in academia. Experts were commissioned to synthesize data on the current state of representation of women of color in academia in science, engineering and medicine disciplines, which were presented at the conference and available on this website prior to the meeting.

The presentations and discussions from the conference have been synthesized in a workshop summary report which will be available in fall 2013.

This Conference was supported by National Science Foundation Division of Human Resource Development ADVANCE-PAID Program. Grant No. 1049637.