VISIBLE: Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders

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VISIBLE—the Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders—seeks to empower academic leaders in STEM and across all disciplines to enable a culture of belonging and equity for all faculty. We do this through professional development for rising and mid-level academic leaders, sharing inclusive leadership practice, supporting faculty career progression, and advocating for systems change for equity.

VISIBLE was established in 2018 by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant. NSF ADVANCE encourages and supports the advancement of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. VISIBLE takes a systems approach and contributes to a network of campus partners who advocate for all aspects of equity among all faculty at Villanova.



Our initiatives and programming aim to build academic communities where faculty are effectively hired, supported and advanced.

Workshops and Trainings


Resources and Materials


Our Scholarship and
Program Evaluation  

Projects and Ways to Engage









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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1824237. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.