Black Women In STEM Imagine Tomorrow

Our featured speakers discuss how women of color in STEM are overcoming sexism and racism to hold important titles and positions, making groundbreaking discoveries, and pushing the boundaries of who is included in the next generation of STEM innovators.

Overview

Air Date: September 15, 2021

Season:  2021

Episode:  6

Speakers: Tiana Conley (Kellogg Company), Angelitha Daniel (NC State University), Lakithia Williams (Peloton Interactive), Moderator: Mariah Dixon (UL)

Despite record numbers of Black women earning higher education degrees in STEM, only 5% of managerial jobs in STEM are held by Black women and men combined. It’s imperative that we propel women of color into new levels of leadership in STEM fields.

About the speakers

Tiana Conley, Vice President of Global Cereal
Kellogg Company

Tiana serves as the Vice President of Global Cereal for the Kellogg Company, where she is responsible for the $6 billion flagship portfolio with treasured brands such as Special K, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Corn Flakes. Prior to joining Kellogg, she was Marketing Director of global tequila at Beam Suntory, where she led a portfolio of 5 brands and oversaw operations at the Casa Sauza Heritage Center in Tequila, Mexico. Before joining Beam Suntory, Ms. Conley held a variety of marketing roles at Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble, including leading the $4 billion Global Bath Tissue Portfolio as well as leading the P&L for the North American Olay brand. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University Williams College of Business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tiana is based in Chicago and is mother of two children, Griffin and Ava.

Angelitha Daniel, Director, Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering
NC State University

Angelitha L. Daniel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduation, she served as the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment for PECAP, Pitt’s Engineering Career Access Program (formerly known as the PITT IMPACT Program). In June 2003, she joined NC State University as Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering Program. In that role, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that assist the college in recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented minority students in the College of Engineering. In September 2011, Ms. Daniel began serving as Interim Director of the Minority Engineering Program and appointed Director of the Minority Engineering Program in January 2013. The Minority Engineering Program is a partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. In addition to serving as one of the co-directors of the Women and Minority Engineering Program (WMEP), Angelitha also serves as the Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Lakithia Williams, Engineering Program Manager
Peloton Interactive

Angelitha L. Daniel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduation, she served as the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment for PECAP, Pitt’s Engineering Career Access Program (formerly known as the PITT IMPACT Program). In June 2003, she joined NC State University as Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering Program. In that role, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that assist the college in recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented minority students in the College of Engineering. In September 2011, Ms. Daniel began serving as Interim Director of the Minority Engineering Program and appointed Director of the Minority Engineering Program in January 2013. The Minority Engineering Program is a partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. In addition to serving as one of the co-directors of the Women and Minority Engineering Program (WMEP), Angelitha also serves as the Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Mariah Dixon, Associate Project Engineer
UL

Angelitha L. Daniel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduation, she served as the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment for PECAP, Pitt’s Engineering Career Access Program (formerly known as the PITT IMPACT Program). In June 2003, she joined NC State University as Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering Program. In that role, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that assist the college in recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented minority students in the College of Engineering. In September 2011, Ms. Daniel began serving as Interim Director of the Minority Engineering Program and appointed Director of the Minority Engineering Program in January 2013. The Minority Engineering Program is a partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. In addition to serving as one of the co-directors of the Women and Minority Engineering Program (WMEP), Angelitha also serves as the Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.

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