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Equality of Opportunity In Action: Bridging the Leadership Gap for Black Women in STEM Careers

23
March
Tuesday
1:00PM ET
2:00PM
1 day
23
March
Tuesday
1:00PM ET
2:00PM
1 day

Webcast

In Depth

As a follow up to the March 23 Equality of Opportunity in Action: Bridging the Leadership Gap for Black Women in STEM CareersSadie Bell, HR Technology Director, The Dow Chemical Company sat down with Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, to discuss strategies for building a diverse pipeline, the role of company culture, and ways to advance Black women in STEM careers.

On Tuesday, March 23, the U.S. Chamber held Equality of Opportunity in Action: Bridging the Leadership Gap for Black Women in STEM Careers.

In 2016 Black women earned more than 33,000 bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering, and 24% of doctorates were awarded to Black women were in STEM, yet that same report showed that in 2017, only 5 percent of senior level jobs in STEM were held by Black women and men combined. This program will explore barriers, like gender stereotypes and lack of representation, and how the business community is working together to create opportunities for Black women in STEM.

Speakers include:

  • Sadie Bell, HR Technology Director, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Latricia Boone, Vice President, Equality of Opportunity Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Marian Croak, Vice President, Google
  • Erika Jefferson, President and Founder, Black Women in Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Priscilla Johnson, Inventor, EcoDaisy
  • Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Julia Osagie, Management Consultant Analyst, Accenture and U.S. Chamber Next-Gen Scholar