The proportion of women and underrepresented minorities at the Full Professor level remains disproportionately low throughout academia, even as trainee and faculty demographics are becoming more diverse. Women and underrepresented persons face multiple barriers to promotion to senior faculty position, including primarily patterns of exclusion. Studies have shown that invited speakers for conferences and seminars often do not reflect the diversity of our workforce. Studies have also shown that a more diverse conference/seminar faculty is generated when candidates are identified from a list, rather than selecting based purely on recall.

ASPN's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee has developed a Diverse Pediatric Nephrology Speakers’ List. We aim to identify Pediatric Nephrologists who are women and/or from a group traditionally underrepresented or underserved in the sciences (e.g., those from racial or ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA). Our goal is to help symposium organizers, award committees, search committees, etc. identify incredible pediatric nephrologists who might diversify their pool.

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For questions regarding the list or to inquire about being added, please contact the ASPN offices at