Thank you to everyone who attended!!

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology hosted the Women of Color STEM Entrepreneurship Conference on March 23-25, 2021. Entitled Wahine: Culturally Responsive Collective Catalyst, the Conference was focused on bridging research and practice to build understanding, identify pathways, and guide changes that broaden participation and inclusion of women and underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

Conference attendees heard about challenges and solutions from multiple perspectives - leading researchers, practitioners in the field, funders catalyzing change, innovative educators, industry leaders, and many more exciting speakers. Attendees also participated in one of the many interactive sessions designed for attendees to connect, apply knowledge, and explore collaborative opportunities with each other, speakers, and facilitators. The Conference was a hub for individuals working across the system to transform STEM for an inclusive future. A future where girls and women of color leading as techno-social change agents aren't the exceptions; they are the expectation. Together, we ignited and inspired each other to create a system-wide shift for STEM to be valuable and available for girls and women of color.

For the 2021 Virtual Conference, ASU CGEST brought its success from the past conferences through powerful partnerships with Hawai‘i Pacific University, the Kapor Center, Women of Color in Computing Collaborative, Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU and the National Science Foundation.