In an effort to raise awareness of this issue, the Harvard Educational Review, or HER, highlights the plight of women of color in STEM in its summer symposium issue, Unraveling the Double Bind: Women of Color in STEM (http://www.
What does WOC stand for?
WOC stands for Women of Color
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
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We have 107 other meanings of WOC in our Acronym Attic
- Winds of Change
- Wing Operations Center (US Air Force; US DoD)
- Winter of Code (openmaru)
- Wireless Opportunities Coalition
- Wisdom of Crowds (MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence)
- Without Cash (colloquial)
- Without Children (biology)
- Without Compensation
- Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro subsidiary)
- Women of Cannabis
Samples in periodicals archive:
9781590319925 What it takes; how women of color can thrive within the practice of law.
Women, and women of color in particular, are finding that having mentors and sponsors means the difference between getting ahead and hitting a cement ceiling.
According to "Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms," a new study conducted by the American Bar Association (Chicago, IL), 44% of women of color reported being passed over for desirable assignments, compared to 39% of white women, 25% of men of color and only 2% of white men.
As poor women of color are forced into low-wage jobs to meet TANF's work requirements, they increasingly rely on other women of color to care for their children.
Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross and Elena Gutierrez (South End Press, 2004, 300pp) 0896087298, $20.