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.
Watch highlights of the Summit and its impact • Hear participants’ thoughts about the Summit • See video vignettes of successful women chemists of color in which they share how they have navigated their career; the importance of mentoring and role models in their success; their experience of being ‘the only one’; and, their advice for other women.