In partnership with the Women’s Community Center, BEAM brought Stanford Alumnae to campus to speak with students over dinner about what it is like to be a thriving woman of color in STEM fields, assuring students they were not alone. Read below about what students and alumnae had to say about connections made during the event.
“Spending time with Stanford women of color in the same sacred spaces that I discussed womanhood, diversity, and life is such a positive out of body experience. I want to support them in any way I can and share with them the knowledge that I have learned. This is what Stanford women did for me when I was in college and I am honored to support them.” — Alexandria Butler, ‘11, Program Manager, NetApp CEO and Founder, Grown Up Truth BA, Communications and Spanish
“It was very inspiring to see women of color in the places and positions that I see myself in once I graduate. I appreciate each panelist sharing about their personal journey. It’s always reassuring to hear from those who’s aspirations and path to success is relatable.” — Gabrielle Dotson, ‘17, Bioengineering