WoCS Resources


  • Asian Women in STEM Careers: An Invisible Minority in a Double Bind
    The article offers information on the percentage of Asian women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers in the U.S. Data gathered from the 2009 Survey of Earned Doctorates from U.S. universities reveals that only 22 percent of the 2009 doctoral recipients planning to work in the U.S. were individuals of Asian descent. It is mentioned that Asian female scientists are lagging behind not only men but also white women and women of other underrepresented groups.
  • Research on Women of Color Faculty at University of Michigan 
    Aimee Cox (Center for the Education of Winter) conducted extensive interviews with current and former women of color faculty members at the University of Michigan. Her findings? Their numbers are small; they experience significant annual attrition; they are often called on to perform extra service without compensatory support. Aimee Cox was the 2007-2008 Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Jean Campbell Research Scholar and a current Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University.
  • Faculty Women of Color: The critical nexus of race and gender
    This article examines the experiences of faculty women of color at predominately White public research extensive universities. In the wake of legal challenges to affirmative action, such as Gratz and Grutter, and the proliferation of antiaffirmative action state “Civil Rights Initiatives,” these issues become critically important. 
  • Women Faculty of Color in the White Classroom
    What is it like for women of color to teach in predominantly white college classrooms? This anthology is about the pedagogical implications of diversifying the faculty of higher education. It compiles narratives by women professors of color who interrogate their classroom experiences in predominantly white U.S. campuses to examine the impact of their social positions upon their classroom practices and their teaching-learning selves. The authors reflect upon their unique classroom challenges and talk about the teaching-learning strategies they use to find rewards in their interactions with students. This anthology explores the larger question of how social distinctions shape classroom social life and will be a resource for those concerned with enabling the diversification of the faculty of institutions of higher learning.
  • Women of Color on the Rise: Leadership and Administration in Social Work Education and the Academy
    Social workers have long fought to bring diversity, inclusiveness, and economic justice to the communities in which they serve, but for decades the internal practices of the profession have contradicted its public persona, perpetuating myths and misconceptions about women of color and their ability to teach and lead. In these essays African American, Asian American, Latina, Pacific Islander, and Native American women share their experiences working within the field of social work, describing their rise to leadership and their efforts to maintain authority. Emphasizing themes of social change and justice, these narratives make visible the unique challenges faced by leaders and administrators of color, an issue that continues to affect women within the field today.
  • Surviving and Thriving in Academia Handbook 
    Produced by the American Psychological Association


  • Midwives of Color Committee
    The Midwives of Color Committee recruits and retains persons of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds to the profession of midwifery, provides educational preparation to the ACNM Membership, which will develop respect for cultural variations, and increases awareness and responsiveness among ACNM members to maternal/child health care issues affecting people of color.
  • Association for Black Women in Higher Education
    ABWHE has been an advocate for and celebrant of the accomplishments of Black women in higher education for more than two decades.
  • The Women of Color Research Network (WoCRn)
    This web site is the result of efforts of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers to provide an instrument of outreach to women of color to assist them in navigating the NIH grants process and to receive advice on their career development.


  • Women of Color Scholars Initiative
    The Women of Color Scholars Initiative aims to cultivate supportive environments for women of color at Rutgers University and give visibility to the University as a place committed to diversity and retention of women of color.
  • RWJF New Connections Grant Program for early and mid-career scientists
    New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) with technical assistance and direction provided by OMG Center for Collaborative Learning located in Philadelphia, PA. New Connections is a program of the Building Human Capital portfolio at RWJF which works to develop and retain a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce in health and healthcare to meet the needs of all Americans.
  • American Chemical Society's Women of Color in STEM resources
    This is a compilation of resources on the specific intersection of gender and ethnicity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • NIH's Early Career Reviewer Program
  • NIH's Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program
  • Changes in the Representation of Women and Minorities in Biomedical Careers
    Examining how efforts and policies to increase diversity affect the relative representation of women and of minority groups within medicine and related science fields.
  • Faculty of Color Development Program
    The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community designed to support junior faculty of color through the tenure/promotion process by improving productivity and time management as well as providing mentorship and accountability and fostering work/life balance.
  • The Latina Researchers Network
    The Latina Researchers Network was founded in 2012 in response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees and in support of examining the barriers and opportunities for advancement in research and academic positions. The Network was established to create a supportive community that can ensure the next generation of investigators has access to role models and networking opportunities to succeed in academia.
  • The Feminist Wire
    An online forum for African-American/Black Academic Women to discuss experiences, develop strategies and community centered on health.
  • Women of Color Faculty Bibliography
    This document contains citations for peer-reviewed scholarship published on the topic of women of color faculty's experiences in academia. Citations are grouped thematically, including themes such as recruitment and retention, teaching, health, and leadership.

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