Our mission is to provide young women of color with the tools, resources and knowledge to become the next generation of STEM leaders.
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. sySTEMic flow emerged from the dedication to inspire and support young Black girls and women in furthering their love for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Established in 2017, the organization saw that there was a need to retain the number of black women who are invested in acquiring a STEM-related degree. With a deep commitment to educational excellence, sySTEMic Flow aim is to increase the number of black women who pursue and graduate from an academic institution with a STEM-related degree. Not only will this program adhere to the academic relevance to STEM, it will also attack prominent social issues that young women need to know in order defeat the culture of power and break down barriers.
It is projected that STEM occupations will be more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. The Decoding Diversity study conducted by Intel found that by improving ethnic and gender diversity and inclusion in the U.S technology workforce, could create between $470 billion and $570 billion in new value to the industry. Given this critical community need, the dedication to implement a program like this can give more women of color the chance to live out their dreams as well as ferment the backbone of leadership and economic success in the United States - one that would encourage female students to not only seek careers in STEM related fields but to specifically prepare them to assume leadership roles in the industry.
sySTEMic Flow envisions a change in the attitude minority women have about STEM and to overcome the challenges they face as women of color throughout their lives using practical and theoretical learning styles in STEM and non-STEM settings. This will encourage women to expand their knowledge and believe in their potential success to succeed as women in STEM.
Committed to the Cause
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of sySTEMic Flow. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Founder, Executive Director
Jessica holds a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a Boston native. She served as a Commonwealth Corps member for the Upward Bound Program as an Assistant Advisor where she taught enrichment courses to students.
Adwoa is skilled in asset-based community development, project management, grant writing, leadership, and communications. She has served on two social justice board of directors and has a passion for community development, equity, and inclusion.
Andrew brings experience ranging from teaching middle school Algebra to applying computational methods to complex problems. With degrees from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, he has spent a decade providing technology consulting, data analysis, and software development services for companies, large and small.