This month, Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars had the opportunity to attend the annual Women of Color STEM Conference, a multicultural event recognizing the significant contributions of women in STEM.
Erin Beezley is the Service Program Coordinator. She manages key collegian and alumni program initiatives (World Wide Technology Scholars and Collegiate Prep), volunteer programming (Notre Dame AmeriCorps partnership), and service learning (Guatemala Immersion Trip).
The virtual conference (typically held in Detroit, MI) offered networking and professional development opportunities as well as seminars and workshops covering topics such as advancements in technology, applying emotional intelligence in the workplace, and shutting the gender pay gap.
Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholar Latoya Holmes attended the conference and said this Women of Color experience was the best yet.
“The conversations surrounding mental health were my favorite. We’ve spent a year stressed by Covid and to have successful people in the industry stress the importance of mental health for them and their employees was important to me.”
Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars from the 2019 WOC STEM Conference (in-person). The 2021 conference was virtual.