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The Foundation researches and educates on women’s issues to acknowledge barriers and identify opportunities.

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Commissioned by the WNY Women’s Foundation and created by UB Regional Institute, the 2010 Pathways to Progress Report examined the issues facing women and girls in our community. The report started an ongoing region-wide dialogue about the best ways to support and elevate women and girls.

Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2, a report created by the WNY Women’s Foundation, keeps us moving forward. The new report expands the dialogue with updated data that explore the current status of women and girls in WNY. By diving into the barriers women face throughout their lifespans, the report highlights opportunities and success stories. This educational tool is available to the community thanks to the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Health Foundation of Western & Central NY, John R. Oishei Foundation, Joy Family Foundation, Patrick P. Lee Foundation, SEFCU, and WNY Foundation.

Download Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2. Read it, digest, and find the connections that you can make to the women and girls in your family, community, and work. The full reference list for the report is available for download and many of the reports cited are included in this data hub. 

In our effort to educate the community and raise awareness, the Foundation has curated research and organized it by topic area. The research below can be filtered by topic with citations and links to original researchers. Alternately, it can be sorted by date of publication. Contact us if your organization has a report to include.

Topic: Women in STEM

Quick Take: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Few women in the United States are earning degrees in STEM, except in the life sciences.

Published Jun. 2019 Catalyst

5 things I’ve learned working with a women-dominated engineering team

In the summer of 2017, a male software engineer published a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto that gained notoriety. He inferred, among other things, that men are naturally more suited to careers in tech.

Published Feb. 2019 Fast Company

STEM Students Are Asking More of the #MeToo Movement

Harassment in the sciences doesn’t only come in the form of neatly packaged Title IX reports of clear sexual abuse.

Published Apr. 2018 The Nation

New program to help women in STEM overcome gender discrimination

Many women pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce face such scenarios. Yet they seldom receive instruction on how to best handle them.

Published Feb. 2018 University at Buffalo

STEM starts early: Grounding science, technology, engineering, and math education in early education

There is a correlation between early experiences with STEM subjects and later success in these subjects or in school generally.

Published Jan. 2017 The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

The Complex Data on Girls in STEM

Goals are to increase girls' persistence and resilience in STEM studies to develop their career paths.

Published May. 2016 The Atlantic

Solving the Equation The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

Advancing girls and women in the STEM field by looking at stereotypes and biases, social relevance, cultivating a sense of belonging and changing the environment.

Published Jul. 2015 American Association of University Women