An ally you say? Supporting Black women in STEM settings via allyship cues
Black women have been historically excluded from STEM environments and face unique challenges stemming from their multiple marginalized identities. Lack of representation coupled with unsupportive STEM settings can lead Black women to question their belonging in STEM, and ultimately avoid STEM settings and careers in STEM altogether. In this talk, Dr. Johnson will explore the potential benefits of an allyship cue—an explicit signal indicating that a person acts to support the success of Black women—as a means to encourage Black women’s sense of belonging in organizational environments. Dr. Johnson will also discuss implications for cultivating environments that signal allyship for Black women.