Dr. Malika Grayson

AWIS Webinar – The ABCs of STEM Success: Hooded and Beyond

Jun 19, 2021

by AWIS National

Dr. Malika Grayson, author of Hooded: A Black Girl’s Guide to the PhD, shares her journey of surviving and thriving as a doctoral candidate in STEM … and beyond. She is only the second Black woman and first Caribbean American woman to graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Hear about the obstacles she encountered along the way and how she overcame them including:

  • Coping with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Drivers of Imposter Syndrome and how to cancel it
  • The loss of her academic advisor and how she adapted
  • Tips for transitioning from academia to industry
  • Being resilient as a women in a male dominated space

You don’t have to be a PhD candidate or a woman of color to relate to these concepts. Allies will walk away with a better understanding of how to support their colleagues.

WATCH THE WEBINAR (You must be an AWIS member. Join today or contact awis@awis.org for group screening information.)


Dr. Malika Grayson is a Fortune 100 global speaker, bestselling author, mechanical engineer, and the founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC – an organization focused on the empowerment of Women of Color who pursue graduate degrees through personal statement reviews and graduate mentorship. Her book “Hooded: A Black Girl’s Guide to the PhD” and has been featured in a number of publications including US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, Radiations magazine the Wall of Wonder. She has given keynotes globally at numerous schools, universities, and organizations, and remains passionate about sharing her experiences to encourage others on their STEM journey.