Malika Grayson, PhD

Founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC

Malika Grayson is the founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC. An organization focused on the empowerment of Women of Color who pursue graduate degrees through personal statement reviews and graduate mentorship.

A Fortune 100 global speaker, bestselling author, and mechanical engineer, Malika Grayson has given dozens of workshops and keynotes and is the recipient of many honors including Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, National Society of Black Engineers – Mike Shin Award for Distinguished Member of the Year, Adelphi University’s Top 10 Alumni Under 10 and BEYA STEM’s Modern Day Technology Leader.

Her work in STEM has led to her being named one of Trinidad and Tobago’s 40 Under 40 Youth Influencers by the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs. She is also the author of the best-selling book “Hooded: A Black Girl’s Guide to the PhD” and has been featured in a number of publications and books including US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, Radiations magazine the Wall of Wonder.

Her main keynotes and workshops are based on her experiences both in academia and industry and focus on: Networking for Mentoring, Canceling Imposter Syndrome, Navigating the Impossible, Success through Resilience, and Diversity, Inclusion and Representation In STEM. She has given keynotes globally at numerous schools, universities, and organizations, and remains passionate about sharing her experiences to encourage others on their STEM journey.