Welcome to the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED)


Established in 2016 by Provost Kenneth G. Furton, AWED aims to achieve and sustain faculty equity and diversity as an essential element of FIU's academic excellence. AWED develops and manages a wide range of programs to promote faculty equity, diversity and inclusion, including workshops and trainings to improve faculty hiring and promotion processes, faculty mentoring, and interdisciplinary networking.

Other activities include strategic planning for salary equity, policy analysis and development, and other initiatives that support faculty diversity. FIU's National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation project, FIU ADVANCE, also is housed within AWED. FIU ADVANCE aims to increase, retain and promote more women and underrepresented minority faculty at FIU.

Best Regards,

Suzanna M. Rose, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Women, Equity & Diversity

What we do

  • Educate

    Educate faculty about gender-by-ethnic biases and microclimates that affect the advancement of women

  • Train

    Move people from insight to action to promote gender equity by developing and implementing an evidence-based intervention program and a university-wide diversity, inclusion, and excellence plan.

  • Develop

    People, Plans, Protocols, and Policies

    FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity develops institutional structures, processes, and climate that build an affirming and fair workplace for women and underrepresented groups.

  • Advocate

    Promote a climate of safety and inclusion by addressing inequities and providing the necessary resources to effect institutional change

Who we service

FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED) services individuals, departments, organizations, and institutions who are seeking to make meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion change within their workplace and community.

FIU AWED is proud to serve FIU faculty and leaders to help make FIU a safe and inclusive place for all.

Why we are here

FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity helps attract, recruit, retain, and promote more women and underrepresented minorities to better reflect the demographics of our community, including our student body. Our purpose is to educate groups on the gender and racial disparities in the workplace and give concrete solutions to initiate equitable change.