In 2018, Villanova University was awarded a $3 Million National
Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to fund a
project that will encourage and support the advancement of women in the
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The goal of
ADVANCE at the National Science Foundation is to increase the
representation of women in STEM careers at all levels, thereby
contributing to development of a more diverse STEM workforce.
The Villanova ADVANCE grant establishes VISIBLE—the
Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders. Housed
in the Office of the Provost, VISIBLE partners with the Office of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for
Women's Leadership to form a cohesive team to advance intersectional
gender equity. Read the University's press release announcing the grant.