Dr Wendy Okolo, Nigerian born Aerospace Engineer and the first black woman to obtain a PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Meet – Dr Wendy Okolo, Nigerian born Aerospace Engineer and the first black woman to obtain a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
She is an award-winning Aerospace Research Engineer and Special Emphasis Programs Manager at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
She is also an avid supporter of changing the narrative of underrepresentation in STEM, particularly for young girls, career woman, and people of color.
In addition to her role as an Aerospace Researcher, Dr Okolo has served as a special emphasis programs manager for women, working to demonstrate and ensure NASA’s commitment to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women.
Her initiatives include creating nursing rooms for mothers to ease their transition back to work and analyzing job language usage in position descriptions to remove gendered language biases that reduce female applicants.
Dr Wendy Okolo is always a call away to giving a keynote speech, serving on a panel, inspiring the next generation of minority STEM leaders, and providing tools for individuals and organizations to foster diversity and inclusion in STEM.
Join us in celebrating her