Work Environment

Establishing a work environment where Black, Latinx, and women employees thrive.


  • Philadelphia STEM employers demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion for Black, Latinx, and women in STEM careers ( hiring goals).

  • Philadelphia STEM employers implement recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion policies and practices that dismantle inequities within their organizations.

  • Philadelphia STEM employers hire more Black Latinx, and women employees into STEM careers.



Philadelphia STEM employers have equitable policies and utilize best practices to recruit, hire, retain, and promote women and Black and Latinx Philadelphians.


Seema Freer, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Associate Professor, Professional Science Master’s University, College of Science and Technology,

Temple University

Rory Sweeney, Ph.D.

Director of Community Partnerships

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School