This fund will be used to fight against the systemic injustice that isolates female of color Engineering professors.
"As women of color in academia, we are often presumed incompetent, not because of our teaching, scholarship, or service, but because of our gender, sex, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, ethnic group identification, citizenship status, accent, age, disability, religion, marital status, motherhood, and personhood.
Because our numbers are still kept disproportionately low in academic institutions, we are perceived as easy targets for discrimination and dismissal. We stand today to say we are united in our struggles to fight off violent attacks against our personhood, work and well-being, and vow to connect with others to assist and unite in raising our voices and demanding equal rights and justice."
"Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia"
"Half of women in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work, study finds"
"New Study Reveals Gender and Racial Bias in Engineering"
"Among the respondents, women and people of color were more likely than white men to report that they felt they needed to prove themselves more to get the same levels of respect and recognition as their colleagues."