The newly published TEDx speaker, Sarah Adewumi is also a science communicator and woman in Technology at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For these outstanding achievements, Woman To Woman Talk Magazine is thrilled to highlight, salute, and celebrate Sarah Adewumi’s extraordinary career.
Sarah Adewumi has also been recognized by the Universal Women’s Network as a Woman of Inspiration and is also the founder of ‘Next Gen in STEM’, whose goal is to empower and promote the education of the next generation of leaders in the STEM industry.
We look forward to supporting and keeping up with Sarah throughout her career.
Congratulations on becoming a new TEDx speaker! Please tell us about your work in the communications arena.
I have found myself in many mass-comm arenas as a host for the Emmy-award-winning team, NASA eClips, creating STEM-based episodes for VPM and PBS — making science-learning attainable for K-12 youth across the United States.
Please tell us about your nonprofit and the inspirational work that you do.
Through my nonprofit, I connect with leadership-focused organizations all over the globe and utilize my platform to empower youth to spread their wings, shatter glass ceilings, and pursue their calling, while promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM. Next Gen in STEM has reached over four continents as it continues to expand.
What impact do you want to make in the lives of young girls of color?
I encourage young girls to follow their dreams and strive to become leaders in any industry they find themselves in. I am the product of the incredible leadership exhibited by the women who have come before me, and my motivation has been the young women who are looking up to me.
With everything you’re accomplishing while making a difference in the lives of others, do you believe in work-life balance? If so how do you maintain it?
I absolutely believe in work-life balance; I try to stay grounded in my busy life through taking intentional time to do the things I love. This includes experimenting with new recipes, baking, traveling, and blogging. I am a big planner which allows me to be strategic in the way that I schedule my workdays and downtime.
Who is your business role model? Why?
I would say that my business role model is most likely Dr. Kat Echazarreta. She really encapsulates the multifaceted woman as an astronaut/influencer that also shares a love for fashion, business, and advocacy.
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