September 2018

» ICYMI

 After the Department of Education announced plans to pull back protections against sexual harassment on college campuses, 

 AWIS attended the , 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.

  finds women are still left out of the equation when it comes to investing and funding opportunities, which venture capitalists and investors must expand.

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» AWIS Across the Country

 , 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  on October 6 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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» 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.