Alicia T. Grinage is a Dallas-based changemaker who has lived life according to her own formula: Faith + Talent + Service = Impact with Kindness.
A native of Waco, Texas, Grinage graduated from Bishop College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and received a Master’s of Science degree in mathematics from Howard University.
She began her 35-year career as a supervisory network engineer at AT&T, making her one of the first Black engineers in the company’s history. Since her retirement, her passion has been mentoring young women in their walk with faith and in leadership.
As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpowers to be?
[I am] visionary, [an] innovator, analytical, [a] servant leader, self-motivated, authentic, [I have] integrity, [ and I am] tenacious [and] charismatic.
What encouraging piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins. Take risks, and do not be afraid of failure.
Why is it important for women of color to work in leadership roles and decision-making capacities?
It is important for women of color to excel in any position assigned to them in order to provide encouragement to others and give them the confidence that they can achieve all of their goals. Click here to continue.