September 7, 2017

If you are interested in enhancing your leadership skills, consider reaching out to ADVANCE and the Office of the Provost to make an application to the summer HERS Institute. Since 1976, over 5,000 women in faculty, staff, and administrative roles in higher education have further developed their leadership ability by attending the HERS Institute. The application process is currently open and early bird deadline is November 17, 2017. This summer, there is also a special scholarship for STEM women, the CBL-STEM Scholarship. Let us know if you are interested!

September 6, 2017

Members of MAPWISEly Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 are invited to Lehigh University Nov 2-3 (arrival the 2nd, and conference on the 3rd) for the MAPWISEly Conference.  Hotel details and Meeting registration will go live by the end of September 8, 2017.

September 6, 2017

Everyone has experienced bad meetings. When the cause of a bad meeting includes one or two prominent voices steering the conversation off track and/or monopolizing the time, there are strategies attendees and meeting conveners can use to stop the situation and to try to prevent it from happening in the future. Recent research also demonstrates these behaviors negatively impact the contributions of women. What can we do? Be aware of behaviors, set up ground rules, and acknowledge the elephants in the room. 

August 30, 2017

After a Googler's "Manifesto" hit the headlines, and countless other complaints and studies, why is it so many men who are scientists or engineers don't believe the research on gender bias in science?  This opinion piece suggests that, basically, scientists are people, too. They're not as objective as they like to think- and reading about gender bias in science is very disconcerting for someone who has been trained to believe humans can be objective.

August 30, 2017

A new working paper authored by a team at Georgetown University finds that negative feedback, in the form of bad grades, is not enough on its own to drive women out of their major, neither is the environment.

August 21, 2017

ADVANCE at Lehigh aims to increase the numbers of women faculty hired into STEM and to facilitate the advancement of women faculty through full professor. At the start of a new academic year, it is useful to review the progress towards these goals. 

In 2007, 3 years before the ADVANCE IT Grant was Awarded, the percentage of STEM tenure track faculty who were women was 15%. 

In 2010, the year ADVANCE IT started, the percentage of STEM tenure track faculty who were woman was 15%. 

In 2016, the faculty census data indicated 23% of tenure track STEM faculty were women. 

July 26, 2017

The Office of the Provost updated documents for faculty recruitment so guidelines for search align with evidence based best practices as well as college level requirements.

April 4, 2017

The Association for Women in Science has partnered with several professional societies to increase the recognition of under represented people in prestigious professional society awards. Check out the work by AWIS and also, check out this webinar hosted by the American Chemistry Society to better understand the awards process and increase the quality and diversity of nominees and awardees. The concepts are applicapable to other fields. 

April 3, 2017

IGNORED POTENTIAL A COLLABORATIVE ROADMAP FOR INCREASING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN ENGINEERING is a resource summarizing the unique experiences of women in color, particularly African American Women and proposes a roadmap to increase their participation in engineering. 


March 30, 2017

Lehigh University's Equal Opportunity Compliance webpage is a resource and commitment to address and prevent harassment, discrimination, retaliation and sexual misconduct in our campus community. From the site, you can review policies, learn about reporting options at Lehigh, and identify a training. Additionally, important statistics and university reports are shared from this webpage (LU credentials may be applicable for some content).