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AAUW (American Association of University Women)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice for promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW has worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.


American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading
scientific and professional organization representing psychology
in the United States. APA’s mission is to advance the creation,
communication and application of psychological knowledge to
benefit society and improve people’s lives. PsycCareers, APA’s
Career Center, connects employers with thousands of highly
engaged psychologists, including member psychologists,
clinicians and nonmembers, and institutions.
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Black Doctoral Network

The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is an organization for individuals of African descent who are holders of, or scholars engaged in the pursuit of, undergraduate and advanced degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. BDN provides opportunities for networking, support, and collaboration while answering the call for diversity in both academia and corporate institutions. BDN serves as a conduit between talented scholars, researchers, and practitioners and institutions that are serious about diversity and inclusion.

College and University Work-Life-Family Association

The College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA) is a professional association that provides education, leadership and support for work/life issues within the specialized environment of higher education. CUWFA works to further the broader goals of creating a healthy and productive environment throughout the lifespan and enhancing the work/life effectiveness of employees. CUWFA offers services to support the diverse group of professionals contributing to the development of work/ life programs and policies on campus: human resource administrators, student services administrators, work/family and work/life managers, child care, elder care, retirement and pre-retirement program directors, senior administrators, faculty, and others.


HACU- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
is a membership organization that represents more than 470
colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America
and Spain. Founded in 1986, HACU represents existing and
emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Its mission to
Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education is fulfilled by
promoting the development of its members; improving access
to post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic
students; and developing and sharing resources and expertise.


National Postdoc Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, NPA has taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States. NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope and requiring action beyond the local level.


WEPAN – Women in Engineering ProActive Network

Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is a network dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering higher education and workplaces. The WEPAN network includes leaders from universities, engineering colleges, corporations, and organizations. WEPAN connects people, research, and practice; and powers initiatives, projects and professional development that equip advocates with the knowledge and tools to propel sustainable, systems-level culture changes that allow women to thrive in engineering.



American Council on Education

The American Council on Education (ACE) is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility, the American Council on Education works with senior administrators to effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty throughout their careers. Specifically, ACE’s Institutional Leadership Group has developed a toolkit of best practices to improve workplace flexibility on their campus. Currently, ACE is advancing an agenda to support faculty in transitioning successfully through retirement, and potentially into encore careers. For more information see

ACE represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degreegranting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and non-profit and for-profit entities. ACE’s strength lies in a loyal and diverse base of more than 1,700 member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. ACE convenes representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed.


DiverseScholar &

The DiverseScholar non-profit specializes in diversity talent sourcing for junior faculty positions. DiverseScholar offers a number of services to diversify the doctoral workforce. is the premier website for diverse postdocs — candidates for faculty openings especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. DiverseScholar’s Doctoral Directory is the nation’s largest CV database of minority postdocs. HERC members are invited to recruit diverse candidates at the new DiverseScholar Postdoctoral Conference. Conference exhibiting and marketing opportunities are incorporated into their Institutional Subscription options that combine online advertising with CV database access.

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National Coalition Building Institute

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is an international
leadership organization training teams on campuses across the
US. Rooted in an understanding of individual and community
change, NCBI leaders work to further cultural competence,
collaboration and partnerships, and effective relationships
within and across group identities. NCBI has designed special
diversity training programs that focus on recruitment and
retention issues for college campuses.


National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists & Technical Professionals

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) is a professional society that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NOGLSTP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support. NOGLSTP’s signature program is the biennial summit Out to Innovate™. The organization provides two yearly scholarships and recognition awards.

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Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) works to influence national policy and promote effective workplace practices to ensure that today’s workforce is inclusive of all people, including people with disabilities. ODEP drives systems and practice changes by disseminating ODEP policy strategies and effective practices, sharing information, and providing technical assistance to government agencies, service providers and non-governmental entities, as well as public and private employers.


SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

The Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program seeks to produce more minority Ph.D. students who seek careers as faculty on college campuses. The Doctoral Scholars Program provides multiple layers of support including financial assistance, academic/research funding, career counseling and job postings, scholar counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, and continued early career support.


The PhD Project

The PhD Project is a unique diversity initiative that encourages African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans to pursue Ph.D.s in business to serve as role models and mentors for minority business students. Since its inception in 1994, the PhD Project has more than quadrupled the number of minority business professors from 294 to over 1,350 and there are over 300 minority doctoral students in the pipeline.

Visit to access an application for the annual conference.


Dual-Career Couples

Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at
Stanford University was founded in 1974 to create knowledge
and seeks to implement change to promote gender
equality. The institute’s current focus is Moving Beyond the
Stalled Gender Revolution. The institute is bringing together an
intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights
into the barriers to women’s advancement and to propose novel
and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.


International Higher Education Dual Career Association

The International Higher Education Dual Career Association
(IHEDCA) supports higher education institutions that have
created dual career/relocation services/programs in order to
provide job search assistance to the spouse or partner of
someone they wish to hire. No two dual career programs are
exactly alike, and there is a wide variance in the services
provided, length of service time, population, and how the
programs/services are administered, and which department
houses the program. By sharing ideas and resources, each
program gains valuable insights into how to cost-effectively
provide these services.


Faculty and Future Faculty

Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education
(COACHE) is a Harvard-based research-practice partnership—a
consortium of chief academic officers and faculty leaders using
sound data to come together to improve outcomes in faculty
recruitment, development, and retention. With COACHE’s
surveys of faculty, more than 250 colleges, universities,
community colleges and systems have strengthened their
capacity to identify the drivers of faculty diversity and success
and to implement informed changes.
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