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  • Writer's pictureKelly Knight

Black Women in STEM Week: Recap

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

From July 13-19, 2020, we celebrated Black Women in STEM Week hosted by STEMNoire, a first of its kind research conference and holistic wellness retreat for women of the African diaspora in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

From July 13-19, 2020, STEMNoire curated a free virtual week of storytelling, self-care, and community building for Black women in and beyond STEM. I am lucky to serve on the planning council as logistics chair and volunteer coordinator. Many of the activities used technology to recapture some aspect of the magic that would have been our inaugural research conference and wellness retreat in Puerto Rico, which was postponed due to COVID-19. We spent the week highlighting, honoring, uplifting, and celebrating the past, present, and future of Black women in STEM.


Monday: Coping with Stress with Dr. Ebony, Food Relationship Strategist (IG Live)
Tuesday: #LinkHerSTEM Networking Mixer co-hosted with @BlackAFinSTEM (Zoom)
Wednesday: Guided Meditation with Dr. Mariel Buque, Psychologist & Educator (IG Live)
Thursday: Sip & Paint with Michelle Izquierdo Art co-hosted with Sip & Share (Zoom) (my completed masterpiece pictured above :))
Friday: #InfluenceHerSTEM Panel with Black Women in STEM (YouTube Live)
Saturday: Virtual Bootcamp with @Muhammad.Oli, Physical Chemist & Personal Trainer (Zoom)
Sunday: Virtual Cooking Demo and Brunch with @EatWellExchange

Check out my Instagram BWIS Week highlights for the full recap!

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