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 impoverished Black Americans and how we can fix it by Dorothy Brown
  • Black, Brown and Bruised: Haw racialized STEM education stifiles innovation by Ebony McGee
  • Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory by Patricia Hill Collins
  • The Sum of Us 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



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/Antiracism

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 and Notes on Racism and Racial Justice

Austin Channing Brown

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Alan Chazaro

Sergio Troncoso

Jennine Capo Crucet

Maria Chavez

White privilege and 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

Racial Equity Resource Guide
Areas of Focus include: Media & Communications, Racial healing, Research for action, and organizational alliances

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
A breakdown 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