Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Title IX and other equal opportunity legislation and affirmative action policies continue to have a significant impact on bringing more diverse women into STEM fields. Title IX, by mandating equal access to educational opportunities and protecting women and girls from discrimination and sexual harassment, strengthens diversity efforts in STEM fields. Support for Title IX, and other legal instruments, is critical for bringing about needed institutional and policy changes. The American Association of University Women recommends government agencies such as NASA, the Department of Defense and Department of Education be required to conduct Title IX compliance reviews, ensuring that part of their funding is invested in updating and improving STEM programs. Encouraging equal opportunities is necessary to ensure that women are able to pursue science and math trajectories in business, industry, health and other relevant fields.
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What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.