Breaking the Gender Barrier in Engineering

How Dartmouth became one of the first national research universities to a graduate a majority-female class of engineers. Hint: “we didn’t get here with a well-worn roadmap. What we sought to create was a better engineering experience for all students, and along the way found that these strategies helped engage all aspiring engineers, bringing more women into our program.”

NYT Opinion: Women Need Equal Opportunities for Job Advancement

In it’s Room for Debate series, New York Times guest columnists explore “How to Reduce the Pay Gap Between Men and Women.”  Heidi Hartmann, of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, argues that policymakers should look at market rate salaries, occupational segregation, and ensuring equal opportunity in hiring.

FACT SHEET: Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color

Today, the White House Council on Women and Girls in collaboration with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University will host a daylong forum on Advancing Equity for WoThe White Housemen and Girls of Color, which will focus on empowering and increasing opportunity for women and girls of color and their peers. The forum will bring together a range of stakeholders from the academic, private, government and philanthropic sectors to discuss ways that we can break down barriers to success and create more ladders of opportunity for all Americans, including women and girls of color.