Community Conversations for Advancing Equity

Authentic Outreach and Mentorship

Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

The students who participate in STEM programs today do not represent the diversity in our society due to entrenched systemic inequities that silence the ideas and voices of students from underrepresented groups while simultaneously amplifying those from majority groups. 

Over the coming months, we will host a series of community conversations around the six areas for action presented in our report Advancing Equity: Dynamic Strategies for Authentic Engagement in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In each conversation, we will focus on and dig deep into each action area and discuss ways to address inequities in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship education.

In this first community conversation, we will discuss strategies and solutions for addressing barriers in two action areas: 

  • conducting authentic outreach to early- stage innovators
  • engaging faculty as mentors. 

Read our blog article on this topic.


Dr. Damon Tull
Director, Industry Alliances
University of California, Davis - Graduate School of Management

Dr. Isabelle Monlouis
Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
Georgia State University 

Samer Yousif
Program Officer



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