In this foreword, Shirley Malcom and Lindsey Malcom speak to the history and current status of women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) fields. As the author of the seminal report The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science, Shirley Malcom is uniquely poised to give us an insightful perspective on the development of this field over the last thirty-five years. She has spent the intervening years working on increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. Her daughter, Lindsey Malcom, represents the next generation of scholars seeking to understand and advance the representation of women of color in STEM. Together, they connect the past and the present regarding the pathways used by minority women entering STEM, their patterns of advancement,and shifting paradigms on how best to support women of color in these fields.

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