Diversity in STEM: What Is It and Why It Matters w/ Serena King @Altair (Episode 142) #DataTalk

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In this week’s #DataTalk, we chat with Serena King, Software Engineer at Altair, about the importance of diversity in the STEM field, ways companies can create an inclusive environment for employees, and what it is like being a Black woman in a predominantly white field. Serena also discusses the importance of mentoring people of color and fostering those mentorship relationships.

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About Serena King

Serena King, a Michigan native, is a Data Engineer in software development. She has worked for Altair for five years and graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Oakland University. She is the co-founder of the Altair Black Engineer Network at her organization and is highly dedicated to nurturing Black youth interest in STEM. She was also honored as a finalist for the WomenTech Global Awards.