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Alissa Constable is a marketing consultant and executive producer who creates world-class experiences for brands, companies and nonprofits. In 2004, Constable founded EMERGE/NEXT Leaders, an experiential education company that produces digital and live events to inspire, educate and celebrate diverse and emerging leaders. Rolling out spoke with Constable, a graduate of Hunter College with a degree…

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After an illustrious four decade career at General Motors, Arvin Jones, manufacturing executive director, Propulsion Systems and Casting Operations, recently elected to retire. Following his retirement, he was honored at The National Society of Black Engineers‘ 45th annual convention, where he was presented with the 2019 NSBE Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award in March 2019.…

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Jasmine Crowe is using her superpowers of vision and service to foster change and bring awareness to pressing socioeconomic issues such as poverty, education and hunger. In January 2017, Crowe created a technology company that aids in the elimination of hunger and reducing food waste. Goodr has diverted over one million pounds of food from landfills and…

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Michelle Reaves is the executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), an organization focused on connecting youth in metropolitan Detroit to educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and equipping students with the skills that will lead to high-demand careers and entrepreneurial opportunities. Armed with a passion for creating experiences…

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The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. held a national summit in California this month to bring together thought leaders from multiple industries to discuss innovative ways to recruit, retain and promote diverse engineering and computer science talent. At the summit, “NACME: A Diversity Solution,” held Sept. 19-21 in San Francisco and Palo…

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General Motors (GM) is committed to creating opportunities in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and continues to open doors for today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators. GM and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine recently sponsored the second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Revolt Youth Workshop and Wakanda Design…

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Georgia Dawkins is a creator and digital strategist who has produced nationally televised programming that has reached 65 million viewers. Successfully producing for “Sister Circle Live,” a daily talk show on TV One, Dawkins developed the show’s digital strategy and produced several of the show’s key segments. Currently, Dawkins is continuing to develop content as the CEO…

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Each year, ComEd invites 30 young women to participate in the 2018 Icebox Derby, the fifth annual competition involving teens from across Chicagoland to transform recycled refrigerators into electric and solar-enhanced race cars. Each young lady will receive a $1,500 scholarship for completing the program. Participants will work alongside ComEd mentors to build a fridge car…

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Father, son, and Howard University graduate Craig King is no stranger to the arts. He is a music entrepreneur who has worked with well-known influencers such as Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Kanye West. Utilizing his skills in music entrepreneurship allowed him to become the founder of Gentle King Technology. Gentle King Technology is a…

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The Black Girl Magic Showcase was created by Faith Jackson to recognize deserving young women for their accomplishments. The event celebrates the achievements of girls in the areas of academia, entrepreneurship, leadership, performing arts, community service, STEM and athletics. More importantly, the program acknowledges the need to build self-esteem in young women and to create…

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Words like “coding” and acronyms like STEM may not be the sexiest uses of language being thrown around the internet, but without them, there is no internet. Corporations and small businesses find themselves in the throes of a technological revolution that will essentially change the economic base of this world. The digital space is growing consistently.…

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General Motors and Black Girls CODE (BGC) recently announced the launch of a BGC Detroit chapter with a series of hands-on and engaging activities at Detroit International Academy for Women (DIA), a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, and TechTown: STEM students from area colleges and universities will attend a panel discussion with BGC CEO Kimberly Bryant and GM executive vice president…

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Who’s ready for a great new book? When I Grow Up, written by Jessica McEachern and with illustrations by Italian-born, award-winning artist Andrea Alemanno, emboldens young readers to imagine a multitude of career pathways. The book is a great STEM book for schools, showcasing amazing career choices for girls. McEachern’s book follows the imaginings of…

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