STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Dr. Angelique Adams: You're More Than a Diversity Hire

June 15, 2021 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Dr. Angelique Adams: You're More Than a Diversity Hire
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Show Notes

Episode Summary

1) Dr. Adams is an Army brat who moved around a lot in her youth.
2) She has had mentoring of life AND engineering and credits both of those things with her success.
3) She wrote her book because of the experiences that she has had being a chemical engineer and a Black woman.

Dr. Angelique Adams Bio:

I am an engineer with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, strategy, and innovation most recently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at Aperam, a multi-billion/yr global manufacturer of stainless steel and specialty alloys. I have a Ph.D. from Penn State and an MBA from MIT. You can learn more about my career here.

I went from being laughed at when I told professors I wanted to pursue a Ph.D., to leading hundreds of scientists around the world. I’ve lectured at universities and consulted for leaders in industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. 

For more than a decade, I’ve been sought out as a career mentor and coach, especially for women and people of color.  And for the same amount of time, I have been frustrated by the lack of role models, resources, and advice for the people I help. So, I decided to create something myself.

The You’re More Than a Diversity Hire book series fills the gap left by HR, well-intentioned mentors, and general career books. I provide the best actionable advice from successful diverse insiders.

I’ve started the series with women in STEM. Leveraging my own 25 years of experience and insights from over 80 women across a broad range of industries, working on four continents, I address pressing topics like how to command respect at work, how to develop a career roadmap, and how to handle haters who judge you for pursuing a career you love.


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