March symbolizes the beginning of Women’s History Month, so of course, NSTEM recognizes impactful women in STEM! This month, NSTEM will host its first webinar, STEMulating Conversations, with some amazing women in STEM. Let’s take a look at our panelists and host and what they do in STEM.
Ms. Maxine Cain will be the host of the STEMulating Conversations webinar! She’s NSTEM’s Advisory Council Chair as well as the CEO of STEM Atlanta Women. Ms. Cain founded this non-profit organization in 2016. She hopes to “Enlighten, Educate and Empower” 21st century women and girls in STEM. Prior to her work with women in STEM, Ms. Cain worked in Verizon Wireless’ Human Resources for over 18 years.
- Ms. Maxine Cain also founded the STEM Innovation Academy, a “digital creative space that offers a collaborative environment for learning, innovation, and creativity.”
Dr. Natoshia will be one of the panelists for the STEMulating Conversations webinar!
- Dr. Natoshia began her career in STEM as a medical engineer.
- Currently, Dr. Natoshia holds the position of a STEM educator, advocate, and leadership consultant.
- She works at Woz Ed, a STEM education company, as the VP of Training and Implementation.
- She’s also the CEO of SMART STEM LLC.
- She’s also a STEM author, podcast host, and motivational speaker.
- Dr. Natoshia has a podcast titled, “STEMing in Stilettos” and a children’s book titled, “ABC Engineering.”
Dr. Natoshia strives to “help minority women in STEM who feel overwhelmed, overshadowed, and overlooked to Stand Up for themselves and Stand Out in their professional lives.”
She’s accomplishing this goal by…
- offering developmental coaching and training to STEM entities and schools
- mentoring young women in STEM.
Additionally, Dr. Natoshia partners with local businesses in the Atlanta area to encourage all students to have opportunities in STEM. Some organizations that Dr. Natoshia has developed includeLOV Chicago, Girls of Virtue, Inc., HYPE Atlanta, the Atlanta Girls School, Impact Church Gwinnett, and more.
Ms. Eulonda Washington currently works as the Principal of Coretta Scott King Young Women Leadership Academy. Ms. Washington has worked in education for over 30 years!
- She has served multiple roles such as teacher, department chair, grade chair, director and more.
- Ms. Washington received various awards and accolades for her excellence in education.
- In addition, she’s presented at numerous conferences speaking on her experience as a principal and leading schools and teams.
In Ms. Washington’s role as an educator and principal, she “considers herself a transformational and servant leader.” Apart from her work as a principal, Ms. Washington serves as a coach and mentor to those around her, inspiring them to lead and promote the growth of themselves and others.
Dr. Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels will be STEMulating Conversations’ final panelist.
- She’s an educator as well as the METRICS Grant Specialist.
- The METRICS Grant helps her teachers and students learn more about STEAM, Computer Science, and becoming leaders in the area.
Previously, Dr. Jennifer was the STEAM teacher at John Kerr Elementary School at Winchester Public Schools. She has also acted as an Assistant Professor, a K-12 Project Specialist, a Science Department leader, and a teacher.
Dr. LaBombard-Daniels was nominated for the AIAA Achievement Award and received the AIAA Grant in 2018 and 2019. Additionally, she has earned the NASA In-flight Downlink Commemorative Award. She was asked to speak at the Congressional Reception at Loyola College.
Dr. Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels believes “If you let yourself be successful, you shall be successful!”
Written by Meghan Latham
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