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Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
Reported by
Adrienne Umali

Posted December 01, 2020

Presented By

Hudson River Park

The New York Academy of Sciences

Diverse top leaders and problem-solvers are critical to fostering and accelerating creativity and innovation in STEM. This diversity is impossible unless we invest in making the STEM workforce more inclusive for women and those from underrepresented populations.

To achieve this, we need to promote diversity at all stages of the STEM pipeline and increase the number of people participating in scientific endeavors, inside and outside academia, as well as those who will help address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

This panel discussion, presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and Hudson River Park, features diverse STEM experts as they discuss their career paths and the importance of supporting diversity in the STEM workforce.

In this eBriefing, You’ll Learn:

  • The traditional and non-traditional routes panelists took into STEM and the nature of their work
  • The importance of mentorship and how to best leverage these relationships throughout your career
  • How individuals, especially people of color and members of other minority groups, can find and cultivate supportive communities
  • Why conversations about diversity and inclusion are meaningful in STEM
  • How both individuals and large organizations can address systemic inequality to create work environments where everyone can succeed
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Leveraging Your Network and Skills