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Gen Y On The Forefront: Crushing Stereotypes & Blazing Trails

Gen Y On The Forefront: Crushing Stereotypes & Blazing Trails

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Conversation And Community To Help Women Persevere And Thrive In Engineering + Tech Careers

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We're reimagining the possible to help women reach their full potential - in engineering and tech careers and beyond. We'll push past merely navigating challenges and surviving to pursue pathways for thriving.

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During our June episode, we’ll meet four incredible young engineers who will share their stories navigating the challenges of stepping into the workforce, crushing stereotypes and blazing trails for future generations along the way.

Cammy Davis is a Civil Engineering Student at Alabama A&M. Danielle Lewis is an EV Systems Engineer at Cummins and the CEO of the HBCU STEM Education Run. Lilian Agyemang-Yeboah is a Life Science Applications Engineer at Entegris who is passionate about empowering others on their STEM journey. And you might recognize our panel moderator as the host of last year’s Persist Series, Andronica Klaas, QA Engineering Lead at Meta.

JUNE 1 SPEAKERS

Host: Gayathri Shukla (Campfire Kinship) Gayathri is an engineer, writer, speaker, and certified instructor in a method of storytelling, known as guided autobiography. She believes in the power of empathy to celebrate diversity and foster a culture of inclusion. She founded Campfire Kinship with the goal of leveraging empathy and building bridges with others across their difference, offering storytelling services and more to foster belonging from the individual to the institutional level.

Q&A Moderator: Carol Smith (UL) As Lead Market Surveillance Engineer at UL (a global independent safety science company), Carol investigates concerns related to UL-certified products. An electrical engineer by trade, Carol has more than 25 years of experience in testing, evaluating, and certifying products for compliance to safety standards. She is an IEEE Senior Member and currently serves as Co-Chair for the IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, Chicago chapter.

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DiscoverE's Persist Series is a monthly virtual conversation series to help women worldwide build community and thrive in engineering and tech careers. Connect with thousands of women around the world to watch an inspiring TED-style video and candidly share stories, navigate workplace challenges, and discuss effective tactics to help women stay and advance in the field.

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  • 2:00-2:30: live-streamed video featuring keynote speaker(s)
  • 2:30-3:00: facilitated live Q&A with the speaker(s)

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  • This event will be hosted on Zoom (please make sure the Zoom application is installed on your device).

  • The Zoom link will be made available to participants through Eventbrite's Online Event Page. Participants will receive the Online Event Page link via their provided email as soon as they register.

  • Online registration is mandatory.

Questions about the event? Contact: PersistSeries@dothegoodery.com.

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