Susan Metz is a nationally recognized leader in catalyzing change in academia regarding women in science. Her lecture will address how unintended bias affects hiring, retention and promotion of women faculty and will identify research-based strategies to engender an inclusive and productive work environment. Metz has secured nearly $10 million in federal, corporate and foundation grants to work with over 200 colleges and universities to increase access, retention and advancement of women and girls in STEM fields. She is a Founder and Past President of WEPAN, Women in Engineering Proactive Network, Inc., and has served on advisory boards of organizations that influence national STEM policy including the National Science Foundation and National Academy of Engineering. Under her leadership, Stevens and WEPAN were recognized by Presidents Clinton and Bush respectively with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Susan is a recipient of the Maria Mitchell Women in Science Award and is an Association for Women in Science Fellow.