The Promising Practices for Addressing Harassment in the STEM Workplace report grew out of a convening that NWLC cosponsored in October 2019 with the American Geophysical Union and Urban Institute, with the support of Aspen Institute.

Although many organizations promote training and education to encourage women and people of color to enter STEM fields, participants agreed that STEM employers need to do more to share knowledge and evidence on what works to prevent harassment to create work environments where workers from underrepresented backgrounds can thrive. The panels and discussions throughout the day focused on how institutions can create stronger practices and organizational climates that do not tolerate harassment. Although the research is still evolving on what truly works as a “best practice” to end harassment, many organizations have been experimenting with new and innovative practices to shift culture and change behavior.