Imagine a STEM pathway where BIPOC girls belong, persist and thrive

For too long, girls of color, especially Black and Latina girls, have been asked to show up and persist in STEM places that don’t create a sense of belonging. While Black girls demonstrate an interest and excitement about math and science, research shows that it is STEM gatekeepers who dim a girl’s light during their STEM journey. STEM gatekeepers represent a source of power and influence that has important implications for antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion-related outcomes in STEM environments and they are often people who are unaware of their individual biases.

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