Women of Color in STEM Seminars

The Women of Color STEM Conference seminar series consist of in-depth professional development seminars and workshops. Topics covered in this solution packed seminar series include: leadership, management, work life balance, and career development. All seminars are moderated by subject matter experts.

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Words Matter, So Speak Up

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Words Matter so Speak UP! Leading by Example

“She’s too aggressive, too bossy. Girls aren’t supposed to lead.” Many young girls are taught this message growing up, which influences their decisions and ambition as an adult. This workshop will examine the many ways women are discouraged from speaking up in the workforce and techniques to overcome the fear of being disliked by their peers.

Learning Objective: Boost executive leadership skills

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
a. Examine the negative connotation of “bossy” in the workforce.
b. Discover your inner voice and how to make yourself heard.
c. Tap into sources of natural power and persuasion
d. Learn the strategies of executive leadership skills

Moderator: Adrienne Williams, Systems Engineer Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Presenter: Shanna Travis, Senior Advisor to the COO, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Panelists: Aylin Robertson, Manager, Quality Assurance, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Demonia Dean, Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton