On #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience and during #BlackHistoryMonth, it’s important to recognize the unique barriers that impact and …

On #InternationalDayofWomenandGirlsinScience and during #BlackHistoryMonth, it’s important to recognize the unique barriers that impact and exclude Black women in STEM. Data reveals that only 2% of STEM jobs are held by Black women nationwide and that while Black and white students enter STEM majors at the same rate, Black students leave these majors at a rate of 40%, compared with 29% of white students.

To delve deeper into what’s preventing Black women from pursuing STEM careers and staying in them once they gain a foothold, Barnard faculty, alumnae, and students shared their own personal experiences, highlighting the power of mentorship and the need for broader conversations around… More


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