2020 DEI Ambassadors Julie Ivy, Maria Mayorga, Karen Hicklin: Empowered Community For Women Of Color

The objective of this project is to develop a community of women of color (WoC) who are empowered to navigate the tenure track and handle microaggressions. We will host a series of activities specifically focusing on WoC to address the additional challenges associated with intersectionality and advancement through the academic pipeline. The goal of our activities is to combat imposter syndrome resulting from microaggressions and unconscious bias uniquely faced by WoC in Academia by creating a safe space within INFORMS for professional and community development. This project seeks to change this narrative for WoC in INFORMS by making a welcoming environment for WoC in ORMS to develop professionally.