The Black Woman In STEM Experience: “I Was Ignored In Meetings”, “Only 1/4 Black Women In The School”.

Ali & Clive sit down with Dr Kayisha Payne, a chemical engineer turned business consultant. In this episode, they explore the experience of being a Black woman in STEM and being skipped at the table, growing up in Kent where there were very few people who looked like her, the power of allyship, and the various routes one can take in industry with a Chemical Engineering (or related) degree.

We discuss the founding of her company BBSTEM, an organisation dedicated to supporting Black British individuals reach success in STEM. BBSTEM just celebrated it’s 6 year anniversary and is consistently taking on new cohorts of mentors in their flagship programme “Bridge”.



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