The lack of ethnic and gender diversity in STEM undergraduate programs may lead to diversity and equity issues in STEM careers. However, some research suggests that mentoring influences the career trajectory of Black undergraduate women students in STEM. The investigation into these phenomena highlights suggestions for future research on mentoring Black undergraduate women in STEM. More recently, empirical research on mentoring among Black women have gained some momentum. Furthermore, with the increasing diversity and inclusivity demands from #ShutdownSTEM, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is a focus on correcting barriers to access in STEM. Therefore, this conceptual paper reviews the literature on mentoring undergraduate Black women in STEM, effective mentoring best practices, and future research and policymaking suggestions.
Dickens, Danielle D.; Ellis, Valeisha; and Hall, Naomi M.
"Changing the Face of STEM: Review of Literature on The Role of Mentors in the Success of Undergraduate Black Women in STEM Education,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 5:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol5/iss3/14