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Table E-1-3 Recommendations from written testimonies.

Recommendations Professional Societies Federal Agencies Universities
To better collect and report data, and to have more funding available for research related to women of color in STEM. 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24 21, 22  
To have better and more mentoring (including more resources for building the mentoring network), and to provide role models. 10, 11, 15, 17 , 18, 23, 24, 28 22 27
To build, develop and sustain a community for women of color. 1, 2, 7, 8, 19, 23 13, 27  
To build awareness of the issues related to recruitment, retention and advancement of women of color in STEM, and to call for attention on the issues from the entire institution. 1, 2, 7, 10, 18, 23 22 27
To focus on the pipeline and attract younger generation to major in STEM and pursue a STEM career; to facilitate the critical transitions for students and faculty (e.g., from undergraduate to graduate, from students to professionals). 8, 12, 15, 28 21, 22  
To engage more women of color in leadership positions; to improve self-empowerment; and to recognize women of color's accomplishment and achievement. 7, 15, 17, 18, 26   13
To develop and improve work-life balance policies in academia (e.g., flexible working hours, supplement to maternity leave). 11, 17, 24, 18    
To reward and recognize institutions of individuals that support women of color. 2, 10, 18   13
To engage various stakeholders in the conversation (professional societies, industry, government and academia). 12, 18 21, 22  
To identify, highlight, and disseminate model programs and best practices for maximizing talent of women of color. 10, 19, 28 22  
To ensure the diversity component of committees, conference speaker, and prize nomination. 17, 18   27
To continue federal funding programs (e.g., NSF ADVANCE program), and to gain financial support for meetings, workshops, travels, etc. 17, 24    
Federal agency to establish compliance programs to conduct compliance reviews of their grantees. 26 21  


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