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An Inspiring Career in STEM with Dr. Malika Grayson

March 6, 2024

Malika Grayson, PhD, is a contributor to the best-selling book, Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Leaders in STEM . Each contributor to the book has shared a personal career journey – including the barriers and challenges faced along the way.

In this episode, Mike Sacopulos interviews Grayson about her career and her leadership. She is the founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC, an organization which focuses on empowering Women of Color who pursue advanced degrees through application consultancy and graduate program mentorship. A global speaker and bestselling author, Grayson has given dozens of workshops and keynotes and is the recipient of many honors including SWE Advocating Women in Engineering and Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award.

She also authored the best-selling book Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the Ph.D. Grayson’s keynotes and workshops are based on her experiences in academia and industry.

Sacopulos and Grayson cover what makes a good mentor and networking for mentoring, canceling imposter syndrome, and Navigating the Impossible, and Success through Resilience – ABCs to STEM Success.

Grayson’s passion for increasing the number of women through the STEM pipeline motivated her to create ASPIRE STEM, which provides financial assistance to young women from high school and secondary school who aspire to pursue STEM on the university level.

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