Degree(s): Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, MBA
Undergraduate Institution: Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge (HBCU), Louisiana State University
Graduate Institution: Georgia Tech
Photo Credit: Black Women in Science and Engineering
Mx. Erika Jefferson is the President and Founder of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE), which bridges the leadership gap for Black women in STEM. BWISE empowers “Black Women to bridge the leadership gap in STEM, through career and entrepreneurial development training, supportive networking and professional mentoring.” The organization includes over 1200 members and growing across six chapters (Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, DC, Houston and San Diego) nationwide. Mx. Jefferson’s experience includes Amoco, BP, Chevron, and Praxair.