Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Coffee House Cafe
6150 Frankford Road, Dallas, TX 75252
Food and drink available for purchase by the individual
Your Story, Your Voice, Your Power
Women in STEM face many challenges in having their voices heard and in being better advocates of their professional accomplishments. The confidence of many women in the field comes from gaining a better understanding of acquiring great communication skills. The communication skills are best enhanced through gaining influence in your field, being authentic and overcoming the imposter syndrome. The presentation “Your Story, Your Voice and Your Power” is all about mastering how to lead with value and attract opportunities with your brilliance.
Alicia M. Morgan is a graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aerospace Science Engineering and New Mexico State University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with a Manufacturing Minor. Her professional engineering experience includes working at Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company and Raytheon. Alicia transitioned into the nonprofit sector in 2013 while receiving Nonprofit Management Certification from CNM Connect in Dallas.
Alicia Morgan works tirelessly to promote STEM in K-12 education. She is the Lead Researcher for an online portal that introduces educational and career options in STEM for Dallas County Community College District. She provides information for the online portal about mentoring, internships, research experiences, part-time and full-time jobs, and extracurricular opportunities. As a Site Leader at Heart House, she facilitated learning centers for K-8th grade Dallas Independent School District students resulting in increased enrichment in STEAM/STEM education, social skills development and reading comprehension. As the Advisory Board President of the Academies of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences at Bryan Adams High School, Dallas, Texas, she impacts “Project Lead the Way” programs, and National Academy Foundation (NAF) certification focusing on education, culture and achievement in the Academy through strategic planning. She takes the lead in monitoring and improving the performance of the Academic Advisory Board of community leaders, teachers, school administrators, and district staff for community partnerships.
Alicia is the 2016 Honoree of Women of Color in STEM K-12 Promotion of Education Award. The award honors exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs. Nominee must be a manager of education programs or other staff member from private enterprise who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs.