Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

Tech Intersect #35: Erika Jefferson-The "BWISE" Success Strategies for Black Women & Girls in STEM

September 22, 2020 Tonya M. Evans Episode 35
Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #35: Erika Jefferson-The "BWISE" Success Strategies for Black Women & Girls in STEM
Chapters
00:00:55
Episode Preview
00:03:33
Guest Introduction
00:05:05
Path To Becoming a STEM Leader
00:09:20
Lifelong Learners - Career Applications
00:16:33
Advantage Evans Promo
00:17:50
Translating Competency to Leadership
00:23:12
Finding Your Tribe & Overcoming Challenges
00:27:53
What's Next: How To Get Involved
00:32:26
Episode Wrap-Up
Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #35: Erika Jefferson-The "BWISE" Success Strategies for Black Women & Girls in STEM
Sep 22, 2020 Episode 35
Tonya M. Evans

In this episode of Tech Intersect, I chat with Erika Jefferson, the president and founder of black women in science and engineering BWISE, an organization focused on bridging the leadership gap for black women in STEM. She received her MBA from Georgia Tech and her BS in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. 

She has worked for top companies such as Amoco, BP, Chevron and Praxair in a myriad of leadership and executive roles ranging from sales/business development to supply chain in operation six excellence. Since creating BWISE, Erika grown the organization to over 1,200 members and six chapters (Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, DC, Houston and San Diego) around the country. 

We talk about the five key areas that women must focus on to enter and excel within STEM fields. And we address challenges and opportunities in the future of work for black women and other underestimated groups because sometimes being underestimated is our greatest superpower, as Arlan Hamilton says.

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Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.

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In this episode of Tech Intersect, I chat with Erika Jefferson, the president and founder of black women in science and engineering BWISE, an organization focused on bridging the leadership gap for black women in STEM. She received her MBA from Georgia Tech and her BS in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. 

She has worked for top companies such as Amoco, BP, Chevron and Praxair in a myriad of leadership and executive roles ranging from sales/business development to supply chain in operation six excellence. Since creating BWISE, Erika grown the organization to over 1,200 members and six chapters (Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, DC, Houston and San Diego) around the country. 

We talk about the five key areas that women must focus on to enter and excel within STEM fields. And we address challenges and opportunities in the future of work for black women and other underestimated groups because sometimes being underestimated is our greatest superpower, as Arlan Hamilton says.

SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY 

There’s a more cost effective and time-efficient way to reach your leading-edge learning and earning goals, to put you ahead of the stiff competition to create opportunity and generational wealth in this fast-paced, tech-driven economy. You need skills. Credentials. An advantage. And I can help! I empower underestimated life-long learners traditionally locked out of tech and finance to take control of their financial futures and participate in the new digital cash economy safely, legally and confidently in a welcoming space so they can stay ahead of the curve and create autonomy, opportunity and generational wealth in the fast-paced, tech-driven world. 

Ready for your advantage? Register for a free From Cash to Crypto™ Masterclass at AdvantageEvans.com

Guest social assets:  

Contact:

Rapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.

Support the show (https://techintersectpodcast.com/join/)

Episode Preview
Guest Introduction
Path To Becoming a STEM Leader
Lifelong Learners - Career Applications
Advantage Evans Promo
Translating Competency to Leadership
Finding Your Tribe & Overcoming Challenges
What's Next: How To Get Involved
Episode Wrap-Up