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IT professional Breenae Washington

“Being an author and an IT professional certainly keeps me busy, but understanding the opportunities STEM/STEAM can expose young girls to gives me that extra boost to keep going.

Microsoft Sr. Program Manager April Speight

“Once you've identified your gaps, start working towards improving in those areas. That could mean spending time learning a new concept/technology OR just improving your knowledge in an area in which you may be weak.“

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Researcher Taylor Walker

“The most important step, especially for women of color, is to draw on your resources, especially ones geared toward underrepresented communities. That’s where you can find your support base, find people and groups that really do want to see you shine.“

Tech entrepreneur Lola Ojabowale

“I’ve been inspired by a lot of the tactics in Tim Ferris’s The 4-hour work week, and Jason Fried's It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work. I try to be selective on what I spend my energy on in addition to committing to a few activities that I complete every day. “


Science Communicator Stephany Lowe

“Engaging people in conversation about science and seeing the wonder in their expressions when they talk about science. It reminds me of hope and possibility. It is really cool to hear people get excited about science.”

Nike Software Engineer Aisha Jackson

“But, throughout the process, trust yourself, because whatever you need to know to accomplish the task at hand is already within you.”

Medical Lab Technologist Melissa Gardiner

“Women are capable of bringing fresh, innovative ideas, new perspectives and methodologies that could immensely benefit everyone.”

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

“Always remember even if you do not see anyone who looks like you along your journey into tech, you still belong there and just keep going. You can do it!”

Engineer and Entrepreneur Shavonti Archer

“Staying focused young women on the goal at hand is going to get you there. Trust me, this journey will not be easy, and remember that anything worth having is worth fighting for.“

Biomedical Science PhD Student Jazmine Benjamin

“It’s discouraging for the moment, but it’s important to remember that for every door that closes, there’s another one opening up that’s going to get you where you need to go. Don’t be afraid to take detours.“