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An entertaining and revealing podcast, highlighting some of the most badass minority women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) today. You are going to laugh, cry, shout, be inspired, and gain new knowledge from these amazing women. Hosted by award-winning STEM advocate, educator, strategist, mechanical engineer, and motivational speaker, Dr. Natoshia Anderson (Dr. Toshia), join us for an engaging, invigorating, motivational, and inspirational journey.

STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia Dr. Natoshia Anderson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

An entertaining and revealing podcast, highlighting some of the most badass minority women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) today. You are going to laugh, cry, shout, be inspired, and gain new knowledge from these amazing women. Hosted by award-winning STEM advocate, educator, strategist, mechanical engineer, and motivational speaker, Dr. Natoshia Anderson (Dr. Toshia), join us for an engaging, invigorating, motivational, and inspirational journey.

    Meet Neferteri Strickland: Be the Beta Tester; Caverns of Disconnect in K-12 and STEM; the Importance of Diversity of Thought in STEM and Education

    Meet Neferteri Strickland: Be the Beta Tester; Caverns of Disconnect in K-12 and STEM; the Importance of Diversity of Thought in STEM and Education

    Episode Summary

    1) She was the "GeekSquad" before there was a Geek Squad.

    2) She believes that connection is vitally important especially when we are talking about STEM and how it works in the "real" world.

    3) Be the beta tester means be a part of the early adoption of technology. Keep your ears open and find the next best thing going. Be a part of the group that's willing to test it out. Its how we grow.

    4) She LOVES Clubhouse. She sees it as a way to delete the geographical barriers to knowledge and growth. 


    Neferteri Strickland Bio:

    Neferteri Strickland is a cybersecurity technologist and podcast host who serves her community by supporting education initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, (STEM) education and post PreK-12 career readiness. Neferteri has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Savannah State University, Master of Professional Studies in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from The Pennsylvania State University, and industry certifications as a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teachersand
    website: https://www.teachersand.com/
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    • 47 min
    Meet Neirda Lafontant: STEM vs STEAM Debate; STEM Should be Fun

    Meet Neirda Lafontant: STEM vs STEAM Debate; STEM Should be Fun

    Episode Summary

    1) The thing I love most about Neirda is that you can tell right off the bat that she enjoys what she does. She has a passion for it. Our kids are in great hands here.
    2) The STEM vs. STEAM conversations was one of the best that I've had on this subject. I'm still a STEM girl however I can and do appreciate her argument and you will also.
    3) STEM should be fun!!

    Neirda Lafontant Bio

    Haitian-American Neirda Lafontant, 41, uses her background as a civil engineer to pave the way for future innovators in S.T.E.A.M., (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) careers. A dynamic speaker and motivator, Lafontant created the nonprofit FUNducation in 2019 to give kids, especially under-represented kids, an opportunity to build robots, learn about forensics, explore coding, and more. “Many kids don’t know about these careers and could never imagine themselves in a S.T.E.A.M. profession,” she says. “But, especially as a Black woman, I like to tell them, ‘If you can see it, you can be it.’

    website: www.funducation.org




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    • 44 min
    Meet Dr. Angelique Adams: You're More Than a Diversity Hire

    Meet Dr. Angelique Adams: You're More Than a Diversity Hire

    Episode Summary

    1) Dr. Adams is an Army brat who moved around a lot in her youth.
    2) She has had mentoring of life AND engineering and credits both of those things with her success.
    3) She wrote her book because of the experiences that she has had being a chemical engineer and a Black woman.

    Dr. Angelique Adams Bio:

    I am an engineer with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, strategy, and innovation most recently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at Aperam, a multi-billion/yr global manufacturer of stainless steel and specialty alloys. I have a Ph.D. from Penn State and an MBA from MIT. You can learn more about my career here.
    I went from being laughed at when I told professors I wanted to pursue a Ph.D., to leading hundreds of scientists around the world. I’ve lectured at universities and consulted for leaders in industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. 
    For more than a decade, I’ve been sought out as a career mentor and coach, especially for women and people of color.  And for the same amount of time, I have been frustrated by the lack of role models, resources, and advice for the people I help. So, I decided to create something myself.
    The You’re More Than a Diversity Hire book series fills the gap left by HR, well-intentioned mentors, and general career books. I provide the best actionable advice from successful diverse insiders.
    I’ve started the series with women in STEM. Leveraging my own 25 years of experience and insights from over 80 women across a broad range of industries, working on four continents, I address pressing topics like how to command respect at work, how to develop a career roadmap, and how to handle haters who judge you for pursuing a career you love.
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angeliqueadams/
    Website: https://drangeliqueadams.com/
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Angelique-Adams/e/B08TW185V4%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
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    • 44 min
    Meet Tiffani Teachy: Pushing the STEM Agenda; Imposter Syndrome; Being An Author; Doing "The Work"

    Meet Tiffani Teachy: Pushing the STEM Agenda; Imposter Syndrome; Being An Author; Doing "The Work"

    Episode Summary

    1) Tiffani Teachy is the truth. She is true to her mission and making sure that girls and underrepresented groups get access to and are exposed to STEM. She means it!!

    2) She is an author twice over. You can learn about both her books from her website.

    3) Parents do the work to find opportunities to expose kids to STEM.

    4) If you have an idea for a book. Write it. Look for help from free-lancers but write it and get it out there.

    5) In her second book,  she talks about how she made her way through imposter syndrome and you can also/


    Tiffani Teachy Bio
    Tiffani Teachey is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) advocate, professional speaker, and international bestselling author of the children's book What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z, available in Spanish, French, and Swahili, coloring & activity book, teacher's guide, and women's empowerment books Saving Lives While Fighting for Mine: Stories Empowering Women to Win and Pretty, Paid, and Powerful: 40 Days to Empowering the Woman Within. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    As an engineer with more than sixteen years of experience, Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Tiffani was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, enjoys traveling and being a youth mentor.

    website: https://tiffaniteachey.com/


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    • 29 min
    Meet Rasheeda Williams: Go Get It-ness; Stereotype Buster; Being a Speaker Box

    Meet Rasheeda Williams: Go Get It-ness; Stereotype Buster; Being a Speaker Box

    Episode Summary

    1) Rasheeda is determined to live her life OUT LOUD!!!

    2) She is not your stereotypical computer programmer and she plans to never be that person. She has a level of what she calls "go get it-ness" which means she's always striving for something. She's always learning.

    3) She believes that you must be strategic in your career plan. 

    4) Sometimes you really do have to leave to get what you want. 

    5) Remember that you work but you also have to live. Don't let work be the only thing in your life. Have some outlets that bring you joy. 

    6) You must be a speaker box for yourself. 

    Rasheeda Williams Bio: 
    Rasheeda is a successful professional with over 25 years in the  I/T STEM field.  She has 3 sons and enjoys motivating and inspiring young BIPOC boys and girls.  Her desire is to be a face and voice for the STEM field with the hope of changing the narrative as to what techies look like as well as to create awareness around the roles of the numbers in the field.  She is passionate about being a change agent and making a difference in the lives of youth and young adults.  She is currently writing a book to chronicle her experiences as a black female in tech with chapters focusing on knowing your worth, navigating Corporate America, Negotiating salary, and more.

    website: www.randomlyrasheeda.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasheedawilliams



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    • 46 min
    Meet Dr. Lauren Quigley Part 2: The Social Justice Conversation

    Meet Dr. Lauren Quigley Part 2: The Social Justice Conversation

    In this follow-up episode, Dr. Quigley and I discuss social justice as it relates to STEM, Data Science, and AI. How important it is that students are STEM literate but also are literature through conversation, knowing good data (information) from bad data (information). She believes that one key to being STEM literate is developing one skill that you use in your daily life. We all have skills but we haven't classified them as a STEM skill. 

    We also talked about the idea that WaKanda could really exist if we were serious about it!! Think about the possibilities of that idea. 


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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3LT Strickland ,

We See You

Dr. Natoshia, this is an example of “The Work”. The women’s stories captured demystifies “The Process” and normalizes “The Struggle”. As a women in STEM I thank you for sharing the stories, struggles and processes that will inspire the current and next generation! You’re doing an excellent job. I can’t wait until the next episode!

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Dope perspective & content, Tune in!!!

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I LOVE how this podcast is so progressive and showcasing the amazing women of STEM! I hope this podcast helps encourage more young queens to enter the STEM field ❤️

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