Women Chemists of Color Summit
With support from the National Science Foundation*, the American Chemical Society (ACS) hosted a Women Chemists of Color Summit at the 240th ACS National Meeting in Boston.
This Summit aimed to broaden awareness of challenges for women of color (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic/Latinas, and Asian Americans) found at the specific intersection of gender and ethnicity; to gather more data about women chemists of color; and, to provide a forum for building community among women of color. Learn more about ACS Women Chemists of Color initiatives.
- Morning symposium on early career issues
- Afternoon symposium on mid-career issues
- Reception held jointly with the Women Chemists Committee ‘Just Cocktails’, an informal and interactive networking event
- Summit travel awards funded the participation of 16 students and professionals
- Video recordings of the symposia and interviews with the speakers and organizers
- C&EN The Editor’s Blog, ‘Women chemists of color on credentials’ by Maureen Rouhi
- C&EN Picks video (2:20) for August 24, 2010 highlighting the best of the Boston meeting
- ACS National Meeting Welcome Video (3:43) where 2010 ACS President Joe Francisco highlights the Summit
- John Simpson, ACS Science Writer, captured the Summit in two articles: full-length article and condensed article
*This material is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under Grant #1027608. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.