‣ After the Department of Education announced plans to pull back protections against sexual harassment on college campuses, AWIS sent a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos petitioning for strong regulations.
‣ AWIS attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s HBCU Brain Trust Town Hall, featuring a panel of Fortune 500 women executives. With historically black colleges & universities graduating 47% of African American engineers, HBCUs are key to a more diverse STEM field.
‣ AWIS research finds women are still left out of the equation when it comes to investing and funding opportunities, which venture capitalists and investors must expand.
» AWIS Across the Country
‣ AWIS heads to the Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. AWIS explores the issues that impede retaining women and people of color in computing, on September 26.
‣ Learn how to create inclusive entrepreneurship support programs and improve recruitment, retention and success of women of color at AWIS’ panel at the Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference on October 6 in Phoenix, Arizona.
» The Bottom Line
These four women are a reminder to me to use my seat at the table to help remove the barriers that keep young women and minorities from entering politics, tech fields and leadership positions, and to ensure they are achieving their fullest potential.”
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) on sponsoring the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Award. Full story in the upcoming fall edition of the AWIS magazine.