ACS Women Chemists of Color Program

About Us

Women chemists of color are respected for their complete professional and personal identities; are full and equal participants across the American Chemical Society and the chemical enterprise; and, are equipped with tools and resources to attain their fullest potential.

Empower women chemists of color to maximize their opportunities in the chemical profession while cultivating an environment that fully engages these members.

Strategic Priorities

  • Community Building — Identify and support women chemists of color in a community of role models and peers where networking and mentoring can occur.
  • Communication — Disseminate information about and resources for women chemists of color across the ACS and throughout our partnerships through the website, social media, electronic communication, and other vehicles.
  • Advocacy — Broaden awareness of the challenges and opportunities for women chemists of color, influence leadership, foster advocacy, and collaborate through partnerships in order to achieve our vision.
  • Resources — Identify and develop resources that enable and empower women chemists of color.

American Chemical Society
With more than 164,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. ACS is dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry” with a mission “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”

In pursuing its goals, ACS systematically applies the Core Value of Diversity and Inclusion for a diverse community of highly-skilled chemistry professionals and the advancement of chemistry as a global multidisciplinary science. The ACS Department of Diversity Programs (DDP) aims to advance diversity and inclusion in the chemical sciences. DDP focuses mainly on increasing the representation and inclusion of underrepresented minorities, women, younger chemists, and chemists with disabilities in the chemical sciences. DDP works to increase the diversity of ACS membership, educate members and stakeholders on the value and status of diversity, and recognize and communicate outstanding diversity achievements.


American Chemical Society
Department of Diversity Programs
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036