Thank you to all those that participated in the Annual Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference. The conference was a collaborative effort to:
- Highlight the accomplishments of women and girls from diverse communities.
- Educate women and girls of color through knowledge sharing and capacity building.
- Encourage institutions and industries to recruit and retain women and girls of color in STEM fields.
Conference activities and meals included:
- Five plenary sessions featuring three keynotes and two panels.
- Four breakout sessions featuring three distinct workshop tracks.
- Two buffet-style lunches.
- A welcome reception on Thursday evening with hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic refreshments.
- A structured networking activity on Friday evening with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
- All-day snacks and refreshments.
The conference is a signature program of the National STEM Collaborative, a consortium of higher education institutions and non-profit organizations that advocates for women and girls of color in STEM by providing research and evidence based practices, networking resources, programs, and initiatives that may be seamlessly implemented in p-20 education settings.
Initiated by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University in 2015, the collaborative equips fellow advocates with the tools to expand opportunities for women and girls of color to enter, persist, and succeed in STEM both academically and professionally.
Title: Third Annual National STEM Collaborative Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference: Governance and Innovation in STEM
Date: October 4–6, 2018
Venue: Beus Center for Law and Society | ASU Downtown Phoenix campus | 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Producing Partners: Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation.