A few weeks ago I co-chaired and moderated The Girls In Technology – Sharing Our Success, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) panel for middle and high school aged girls in the DC - Metro area. The event was sponsored by Amazon and also featured local organizations/exhibitors with a footprint in STEM. It was a great night and I’m still pinching myself at the opportunity to lead the effort. The diverse panel included notable women in STEM who have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the industry by serving young women. There were many nuggets but a few of my favorites are below:


1.       “When it’s time to go be ready!” Donna Odlham, Manager, Community Engagement – Americas for Amazon Web Services

2.       “When you’re jealous of others you are subconsciously saying ‘I am not enough.’’’ R. Nicole Sharp, Partner, Griffin Consulting

3.       “My days and weeks are always different, but there is always a “me” day where I take the time to focus on myself. Fig O’Reilly, NASA DATANAUT


THE NET: Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. Don’t be jealous, be grateful. AND If a NASA DATANAUT can make time for herself so can you!




Oh and Little Miss Queenie is always ready! More on that here.