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Advocates & Allies Article in INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

Advocates & Allies Article in INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

Gender equality is not just a woman's issue. It is a worthy goal that can be accomplished with men and women working together.

This fall, RIT launched Advocates & Allies, a campus program where male colleagues help improve overall campus culture and support advancements of female faculty. There is a national need for this advocacy with women underrepresented in STEM fields and academic leadership positions. Subtle actions such as stifling women's suggestions in faculty meetings, passing over deserving women for promotion or tenure, or offering inadequate resources for research are only examples of unconscious gender bias, and one's male colleagues would like to address.

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