STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

An entertaining and revealing podcast, highlighting some of the most badass minority women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math(STEM) today. You are going to laugh, cry, shout, be inspired, and gain new knowledge from these amazing women. Hosted by award-winning STEM advocate, educator, strategist, mechanical engineer, and motivational speaker, Dr. Natoshia Anderson (Dr. Toshia), join us for an engaging, invigorating, motivational, and inspirational journey.

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August 1, 2022 36 min
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This episode is all above welcoming women of color in STEM to the tribe. You've graduated from college/university, gained the certification, gotten the promotion, changed industries, started anew. We welcome you!!!  We need you!!! This commencement address gives you great advice to follow and we hope to have you on the show in the future. 


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1) She made a shift in her career from the science/medical fields to drones. She took the risk and has been successful. The lesson here is to take the risk.
2) The field of drone and drone technology is wide open for Black women. We currently only make up 4% of the industry.
3) Get yourself a drone and start learning the particulars of how to fly one and how to build one.

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This is part 2 of my time with Dr. Soso. We talked about the work of the NSF (National Science Foundation) and how you can participate in the work they are doing to benefit minorities.

You will want to listen to both parts.


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1. Dr. Soso is a badass. She has traveled the world using STEM as her guide. Her road is unlike anyone I've heard so far. From the zoo to the jungles of India. But that just goes to show you the power and reach of being in the world of STEM. 

2. There is still a need for STEM exposure and opportunities in communities of color. We have to be invested in ensuring that our children have the same opportunities as all ...

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April 25, 2022 9 min

Own your own career. Every so often I'll run across someone's post about how they don't know how they ended up doing a thing or are in a career they never thought they'd be in. They didn't have control over how they got there or where they were going. That was actually me not too long ago. And then I decided that I needed to take control but first I had to understand what my calling was and how I was supposed to...

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April 18, 2022 35 min

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She was introduced to math at age five and was hooked since then. She had amazing math teachers throughout her academic career. She wanted to be an engineer when she went to college. She struggled in calculus courses and with some of the engineering courses. She switched majors to mathematics.  She learned how to study and how to be a student in college. She has used that experience and her love of math to influence ...

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1) She was always interested in electronics and digital stuff. Says she was inspired by the Lion King animations. She put her first computer together in junior college and then she used it throughout her college career.

2) C programming language is hard!!! Don't let them tell you anything different.

3) She is still working at the first company that hired her out of college.

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In this episode, I discuss the book by best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz called The Four Agreements. In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives into a new experience of freedom, true hap...

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1. Da' Shaun has an unusual STEM story. She says that STEM chose her. You will have to listen to her story to see how true that is.
2. She believes that if she's called to it, then she's going to do it. STEM and Arts and STEAM and business are her areas of excellence.
3. Her motto is "Say Yes, and Lets See What Happens."
4. Her creativity is the thing that allows her to be the best STEM person, STEM...

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Self Care in 2022

Yall, I'm bad at this. I can accept and own that at this point. At the time of this recording, I had been having back spasms for almost two weeks. I hadn't been to see a doctor or done anything other than chug down some pain meds and kept it moving. This is not self-care. I do not want this for you. Be better than me. Practice self care like your life depends on it cause it does. Audre Lorde said, "Cari...

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1.  There is a significant relationship between Information Technology, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity. They are intertwined together and yet they are talked about separately.
2. Stephanie is definitely one to watch in this space.
3. She is a woman of color in STEM that has leveraged her experience to help other women get into the tech space.
4. She is a proud HBCU alum.
5. PLEASE protect yourself online. There is...

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There are four people that you need in your career. The first is an ally. This person is the person speaking up in difficult situations. They are speaking to tough situations and they are consistent and persistent in seeing change happen on your behalf.

The second is the mentor. This is the one that many people are talking about these days. A mentor provides guidance and advice to you throughout your career. These ca...

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1. She has lived the story that she tells and believes in being the help that she had during her journey.
2. Teachers really helped her all along her journey and now she teaches and inspires students all across the world.
3. Believes that social media has changed the way we engage in the world and that also affects students, especially students who think college isn't for them.
4. Can we talk about what is professi...

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The conversation was so good, we had to do it again. In this conversation, we talk about the importance of taking a minute during your day to reflect on the good and the bad. We talk about being an introvert and the energy that we take in and give out and how we recharge. In this episode, we really get into being a Black woman in STEM, having our voices heard, and demanding what we are worth.

And of course, we continue the conversa...

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Dr. Brandeis Marshall is all about data and the science behind it. She believes that data is powerful and should be used for good and to advance causes that benefit all. And she is a brilliant data and computer scientist that the world needs to pay attention to. The data is skewed and she's on a mission to correct the issues both in front and behind the programs.

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1. She is a Chemical Engineer in the mining and manufacturing industry.
2. Worked in mining towns all over the world.
3. Her experiences have definitely shaped her worldview.
4. She is multi-talented. She is an author and has her own channel on Youtube: Chronicles of a Female Engineer
5. Wants the world to know that being a black woman in a white male field isn't easy and that it needs to change. She's willing ...

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1. Dr. Atwaters loves math. She really loves and understands the tenets of it and knows how to apply it to life.
2. She learned to be bold from her mother, who told her that she should apply to any college she wanted to. 
3. She believes that being at GT introduced her to other people who were just like her and have become her network.
4.  Her STEM story is also her life story. 
5. She wants everyone to learn how to netw...

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It's that time of year again. Let's talk about goals. However this time I've brought you someone who knows how to set them and make them stick. Dr. Rhonda Anderson is the author of the book, The Goal Digger's Playbook. This book is more than a how-to guide to goal development. It gives you practical steps to doing ALL of the work towards achieving your dreams. You will want to get your copy and buy on...

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January 4, 2022 38 min

Happy New Year!!!!

I am glad to say that I made it! You made it! It's a new year with new opportunities. Let's take full advantage of it. Every year, I chose a word to focus on. This word helps me to keep it moving in terms of what I want to accomplish for the year. This year's word is FORWARD.  Forward means "in the direction that one is facing or traveling; onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclus...

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