External Research and Programs for Women in STEM

Many organizations are promoting STEM diversity and inclusion through research on and programs for women and girls in STEM. SWE shares some of these external resources here.

The ARC Network

The ARC Network strives to advance equity nationally by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives. Members of the ARC Network community have access to a rich library of curated resources, including reports, white papers, briefings, unpublished manuscripts, toolkits, datasets, training videos, evaluation practices, and many other resources produced by researchers and practitioners involved in STEM equity. The ARC Network is funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program.

To join the ARC Network and have access to articles from SWE’s annual literature review as well as many other STEM equity literature, visit equityinstem.org.

Download the 2021 report to learn about the NSF ADVANCE Program’s progress over the last 20 years. Since 2001, NSF has invested over $365 million towards projects aimed at making organizational change for gender equity in STEM academic professions.

The 50k Coalition

The 50K Coalition is a unique collaborative of more than 40 organizations focused on a bold national goal: to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025. The coalition was formed by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the nation’s preeminent diversity engineering organizations, which collectively serve more than 85,000 pre-collegiate, collegiate and professional members. The expertise and more than 188 years of collective experience of the coalition’s founding organizations perfectly position them to tackle the coalition’s goal.

With support from funding organizations such as the United Engineering Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the 50k Coalition continues to implement its comprehensive strategy to drive collective action to achieve its bold agenda.

Links to External Resources

Other organizations who provide data and reports on women in STEM: