People of Colour individuals make up 12.8% of the UK population. Although changing slowly, this is still not reflected within the public's perception of what a scientist looks like.
In early 2017, I was able to curate and host two Science Showoff events fully fronted by PoCs working with STEM. From the feedback that these two events generated, we’ve taken this idea further.
Minorities in STEM is a network for ethnic minority people who are involved in STEM. It’s not a diversity and inclusion group - it’s main goal is to provide a space to network, showcase and support ethnic minority people within STEM.
If you are a PoC within STEM and/or wish to be involved, please feel free to get in touch by email (or twitter).
You can also follow @MinoritySTEM on Twitter to interact with different people weekly.