In less than 50 days, the Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Conference will kick off in Detroit, Michigan. The multicultural event, which is focused on scientific and technical careers, features speakers who address the under-representation of women in STEM. Now in its 24th year, the conference continues to be a leading forum for diversity and inclusion, technical leadership, and innovation.
“Women make up more than half of the population of this country and are receiving more than half of the college degrees, yet too many women in today’s workforce are trapped in low-paying and low-grade-level jobs,” says CEO of Career Communications Group Tyrone Taborn. “Given the growing diversity of the current workforce, employers must commit not only to leveling the playing field but also to addressing those inequalities that limit women from achieving their full career potential.”
Career Communications Group publishes Women of Color magazine and has been producing its annual Women of Color in STEM Conference since the mid-1990s. Benefits of participating in the Women of Color STEM Conference include professional workshops, STEM career resources, and once-in-a-lifetime networking benefits. The three-day event also features a career fair with top employers consistently voted as the best workplaces for women.