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Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional careers are any in which one gender represents less than 25% of the workforce. For example, women in engineering or men in nursing. When many of these careers are high-wage, and high-demand jobs, it is imperative that we remove barriers and increase the participation and completion of women and men in nontraditional educational pathways. This workshop equips educators with tools and strategies for recruitment and retention.

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Engineer Inclusion Foundation

Introducing the Engineer Inclusion Foundation!

It’s official! We now have a foundation providing us access to grants and increasing our capacity to reach our mission. The Foundation will conduct educational and workforce research resulting in practical tools and strategies to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Self-Awareness for Social Justice

Anchored by three components, social justice, inclusive leadership, and self-awareness, this interactive and thought-provoking workshop equips participants with tools and strategies for their personal and professional development into an equity-minded, inclusive, and action-driven leader.

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Nontraditional Careers in CTE and STEM

Nontraditional Careers: Interviews

In this series, we interview people in careers nontraditional for their gender. Role models are important for inspiring others to pursue nontraditional careers, so we hope you are inspired by our guests’ stories!

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IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

2021 IEEE WIE ILC Session

Dr. Meagan Pollock presented “Self-Awareness for Social Justice: Tools for Equity-Minded and Inclusive Leaders” on 2021 April 27 for the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.

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What is positionality? Free download on how to write a positionality statement

What is positionality?

The way we see and understand the world influences how we interact with others, make decisions, and interpret others’ actions. To be equitable and inclusive leaders, educators, or humans, we must understand how our identities bias our perceptions. In this post, we provide a free downloadable 26-page PDF with definitions and explanations of several social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability status, and sexuality) and a scaffolded exercise to help you examine your positionality.

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Update Your Prescription

This curriculum about systems of oppression and color-blind racism is available as an in-person or virtual workshop. The recommended session length for this curricula is a half-day.

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Make a plan for equity and inclusion

Since it is the time of year when many of my clients evaluate goals, set new budgets, and generally plan, I want to provide tools and resources to help you initiate a process for centering equity and inclusion in your organization. To get started planning, two tools I like to use are the SOAR and SWOT analysis techniques.

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