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Table E-1-2 Prevailing practices on women of color from written testimonies.3

Prevailing practices Professional Societies Federal Agencies Universities
The establishment of boards and committees (including diversity office) within its governance structure to focus on issues of women of color and address their challenges. 24, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24, 28 21, 22 27
The creation of professional development programs (including mentoring programs). 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 28 22 13, 27
The creation of programs and awards that support women of color by providing travel funds, scholarships, research grant, etc. 3,6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 24, 26, 28 22 27
The promotion, endorsement, and conduct of surveys and studies to improve the collection and evaluation of data on women of color. 1, 5, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19 22  
The inclusion of “diversity” in the professional societies' mission, core value and strategies. 2, 3, 7, 14, 20, 23, 24, 28    
Programs to help improve institutional climate in academia, to initiate, or to sponsor diversity events. 8, 14, 16, 17, 24 21, 22 4, 13, 27
The development of partnership among professional societies, with federal agencies, universities and other entities. 7, 9, 12, 14, 17, 23, 25    
Engagement students in the pipeline and increase recruitment and retention. 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 25 21  
Recognition of women of color's achievement and accomplishments; and encouragement nominations of women of color for awards/memberships. 8, 10, 17, 18, 19 22  
The integration of trainings and networking opportunities into the societies' meetings. 7, 10, 11, 18, 26    
The engagement of women of color in leadership positions. 1, 7    
Federal programs to increase recruitment and retention of women and minority workforce.   21, 22  
Dissemination of effective practices and successful program experiences 24, 25    

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3 The summary is based on information distilled from the written testimonies. It does not include programs or policies that exist but were not mentioned in the written testimonies.

4 Number correlates with organizations listed in Table E-1-1.



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