Ivonne Roman cofounded the Women's Leadership Academy to increase the retention of women in policing.

Why you should listen

Ivonne Roman's work includes highlighting discriminatory fitness standards that screen women out of police academies, identifying factors that contribute to high attrition rates of women and convening a summit on women in policing to identify research gaps on the topic. She's currently working with the National Institute of Justice to spur policy changes that increase the representation of women in policing.

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