Building a Community that Nurtures Innovative and Entrepreneurial Women
The role of the Barriers Subcommittee, a part of the AUTM Task Force on Women Inventors, is to educate ourselves about issues surrounding impediments and barriers that women faculty members face when attempting to become inventors and entrepreneurs and to suggest action steps for our institutions to further the goal of having more women scientists and engineers be part of successful technology transfer and business creation. We start with the understanding that many of these barriers are the result of unconscious bias by all involved in the system, including the women faculty members themselves, and we seek to educate ourselves and our institutions to address these goals.
Barriers Subcommittee Chair
Jennifer Shockro, PhD