By The American Staff

BioSTL was nationally recognized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) as one of the organizations making strides to increase equity in entrepreneurship in its recently released report, “Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting, Innovation and Commercialization – Programs Promoting Equity and Inclusion.”

The report profiles programs designed to increase gender diversity in patenting, innovation, and entrepreneurship in a variety of settings, including academic institutions, corporations, and government and nonprofit organizations. Drawing on a program scan and interviews of selected program leaders and participants, it describes seven programs in depth and highlights how they were developed, their successes and lessons learned, and their results in promoting gender diversity, particularly the underrepresentation of women, including women of color, among patent holders and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and occupations.

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