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Work Environment Workgroup

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


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

  • Philadelphia STEM employers identify current policies and practices that increase or inhibit diversity, equity, and inclusion for Black, Latinx, and women Philadelphians in STEM careers (e.g., hiring goals).

  • Philadelphia STEM employers implement and/or or expand recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion policies and practices that dismantle inequities within their organization.

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


James Tarver

Chief Academic and Research Officer ​

Department of Medicine ​

University of Pennsylvania ​

Lamont Terrell

Inclusion and Diversity Lead ​

Pharma R&D​


"Philadelphia STEM Equity Week"  Mayoral Proclamation

PSEC is proud to announce that Mayor James Kenney has made a proclamation declaring the week of October 30 as Philadelphia STEM Equity Week, signaling the City of Philadelphia’s commitment to fostering quality education, embracing diversity and supporting our young people to access and thrive in the workforce. These are the key conditions required to build and sustain an economy that benefits all of our residents and capitalizes on the brilliance of our diverse community members. To see the proclamation, please go HERE.

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