About Us

Celebrate the accomplishments of Women of Color in engineering.

Our Vision

The vision of the Women of Color in Engineering Collaborative is for women of color to feel a sense of belonging and to be fully included in engineering; for them to thrive and be valued as their authentic selves, empowering them to fully use their strengths to lead in positions of influence, innovate in their field, mentor and champion others.

Our Mission

The mission of the Women of Color in Engineering Collaborative is to work cooperatively to provide the resources that organizations need to create a supportive, encouraging, and inclusive environment for Women of Color in engineering.

Definition of Women of Color (WOC) in Engineering

Engineers and technologists who identify as a women+ of color and whose racial and ethnic identities shape how they experience and navigate the professional landscape.

Intersectionality is a way of recognizing and affirming all of the groups that WOC belong to and that influence their experiences within and outside of the profession.

Lived experiences shape how WOC navigate the world through intersectional identities that require the need for the removal of barriers to achieve equitable access, advancement, and retention in technical fields.

Primary focus includes, but is not limited to: Latina/Hispanic, Black/African American, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander/Asian American/Native Hawaiian.

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Less than 4% of engineering bachelor’s degrees are awarded to African American, Hispanic, and Native American women combined.
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Of the 682 highest-level executives at five top technology companies that employ thousands of engineers, only eight are African American or Hispanic women.

Leadership Team

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Dayna Martínez, PhD

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
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Heather Metcalf, PhD

Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network
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Stephani Page, PhD

Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network
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Roberta Rincon, PhD

Society of Women Engineers
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Tiffany Smith, PhD

Advancing Indigenous People in STEM
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Rochelle L. Williams, PhD

National Society of Black Engineers

Meet the Collaborative Members

A collaborative effort of over 20 leading organizations dedicated to providing the resources organizations need to create a supportive, encouraging, and inclusive environment for Women of Color in engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions

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