2019 Women of Color STEM Conference

A three-day multicultural event for women in STEM fields
October 3-5, 2019
Detroit, MI
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What is the Women of Color STEM Conference?

It is a three-day multicultural event for women in STEM fields addressing the underrepresentation of women in the discipline.

Activities include:

  • STEM pipeline development in the K-12 community
  • Networking, mentoring, and training for pre-professionals and professionals
  • Recruitment of entry-level through mid-level technical jobs
  • Employer recognition of the outstanding STEM accomplishments by female professionals in their organizations

Why is the conference important?

This conference creates an informal and trusted community that provides support specifically to women in STEM careers.

  • Gender-based bias remains high in the workplace. In 2017, 50% of women in STEM experienced gender discrimination at work. (Pew Research Center)
  • Women are less likely than men to be employed in STEM jobs, fostering the need to nurture those already there and those aspiring for employment in STEM fields.
  • In 2018, women account for 26% of people employed in computers and mathematics. (U.S. Department of Labor)

Who is served by the conference?

Each year, more than 5,000 people attend the Women of Color STEM Conference. While the conference celebrates women, roughly 18% of attendees are men.

  • Among attending professionals, 59% are in engineering and other STEM fields, 21% are in management, and 13% are in business and financial operations.
  • 20% of all attendees are college students from academic institutions nationwide. The average GPA of college student attending the conference exceeds 3.45.
  • Approximately 800 pre-college students attend to engage in hands-on activities and interactive workshops.

How does the conference serve these communities?

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Conference Partnership Packages

Each package contains (unless otherwise noted):

  • Full conference registrations with general seating and standard training
  • One 10' x 10' exhibit booth; recognition in marketing materials as a conference partner
  • Listing in the conference guide as a conference partner
  • Full-page 4/C advertising in the Women of Color magazine

Full conference registration includes:

Alumnae Welcome Reception, Technology Recognition Luncheon, Hospitality/Networking Suite on Friday, Breakfast with Leaders and Legends, Women of Color Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Women of Color Closing Reception, 2-Day Seminar Series, Career Fair


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