From the 2021 Conference

These are resources that were given out by speakers and attendees during our 2021 Virtual Women of Color in STEM Entrepreneurship Conference.


  • The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans – And How We Can Fix It by Dorothy Brown
  • Black, Brown, Bruised: How Radicalized STEM Education Stifles Innovation by Ebony McGee
  • Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory by Patricia Hill Collins
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  • Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future by Thomas Shapiro
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • Chapter: Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers by Yolanda Rankin & Jakita Thomas
  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House by Audre Lorde
  • Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing by Fay Cobb Payton


  • "When Black Women Go From Office Pet to Office Threat" by Erika Stallings
  • 20 teaching strategies that promote equitable student participation in STEM classrooms
  • Evidence-based strategies for attracting and retaining girls and women in STEM - NSF
  • "Examining the 'Pipeline Problem'" by Megan Dickey
  • "'Coded Bias' Explores Blurring of Real and Imagined Artificial Intelligence" by Craig Phillips
  • "Double Jeopardy? An Empirical Study with Implications for the Debates Over Implicit Bias and Intersectionality" by Joan Williams
  • "Creating a Voice for Black Tech Entrepreneurs in Academic Literature" by Brittany Chambers
  • "Hiring and Intra-occupational Gender Segregation in Software Engineering" by Santiago Campero
  • "The Third Wave: How 5G Will Drive Job Growth Over the Next Fifteen Years" by Michael Mandel & Elliot Long
  • "Black Lives Matter: A Perspective From Three Black Information Systems Scholars" by Fay Cobb Payton, Lynette Yarger, and Victor Mbarika


Websites and Collaborative Groups

  • Elevating Equity
    • Creates spaces for educators and community members to examine race and ensure every child received an equitable education.
  • Sister Mentors
    • Helps to advance the larger movement for equity and justice for people of color and other marginalized communities. During the past 20 plus years, they have helped over 95 women of color to earn higher education degrees including Ph.Ds. in Math, Science and Economics.
  • The Management Center
    • Helps leaders working for social change build and run more effective, equitable, and sustainable organizations.

Black Feminism Literature

Angela Y. Davis

Audre Lorde

bell hooks

Patricia Hill Collins

Toni Cade Bambara

Toni Morrison

Undoing Racism/Anti-Racism

Ibram X. Kendi

Ijeoma Oluo

Vilna Bashi Treitler

Jorge J. E. Garcia

bell hooks

Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

Michael Eric Dyson

Laura E. Gomez

Stephen May

Janet E. Helms

Paulo Freire 

Gisel Y. Acosta

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Kelly Faye Jackson and Gina Miranda Samuels

Accounts & Notes on Racism & Racial Justice

Austin Channing Brown

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Alan Chazaro

Sergio Troncoso

Jennine Capo Crucet

Maria Chavez

White Privilege & Self-Reflection

Robin Diangelo

Carol Anderson

Jim Grimsley

Tim Wise

Jim Wallis

Layla F. Saad


A Guidebook for a Campus Self-Assessment of Successes and Challenges in STEM Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Black Lives Matter Library Guide
Cornell University Library compiled 12 reading lists which are organized by several different topics. Also includes films and podcasts

The Basic Guide to Why BLM is Needed
The Equity Bluebook of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as a tool for educating self and others

2020 BLM Resource Guide
Mental health resources for meditation, self-help, and professional care. Also includes anti-racist resources

Podcasts with POC Hosts