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Pathways to STEM Leadership for Women of Color



1:30pm - 3:00pm ET

Haldeman Hall 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)

As climate change disrupts Earth's biodiversity, water resources, and food systems, more diverse and inclusive science teams are needed to develop sustainable environmental solutions. Women of color as well as non-binary and transgender people of color are conspicuously absent across both academia and environmental organizations, especially in leadership roles, and face multiple barriers to advancement from intersectional dimensions of gender and racial/ethnic identity and additional pressure to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in STEM.

Join us for a panel discussion about solutions to systemic barriers that women of color face in science, particularly at advanced career stages and in leadership roles.


  • Yolanda Chen, Professor of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont
  • Samniqueka Halsey, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
  • Ariane Peralta, Associate Professor of Biology, Eastern Carolina University
  • Diane Srivastava, Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia
  • Bala Chaudhary, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth (moderator)

This event is free and open to both the Dartmouth community and public. Students, postdoctoral researchers, and other trainees are particularly encouraged to attend.

Refreshments to follow in Kemeny Courtyard (rain location Russo Gallery in Haldeman)

Participants wishing to participate online should register to receive a zoom link here.

The event is supported by the Dartmouth Fannie and Alan Leslie Dartmouth Conference Fund, the National Science Foundation, and Women of Color in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (WOCinEEB).


For more information, contact Chenyang Su at