Penny is an environmental scientist turned entrepreneur and author with over ten years of experience as an environmental writer, editor, and publisher. She has made article contributions in Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global.
Penny founded Green Kid Crafts in 2010, a children's media company that provides convenient and eco-friendly STEAM activities. She is also the founder of Green Planet Media and host of This Green Planet Podcast.
Lessons from Inspirational Women STEM Leaders highlights over 30 of the most accomplished and inspiring women STEM leaders breaking glass ceilings in STEM fields. From education leaders to tech wizards to world-renowned artists to business leaders, the women in this book are revolutionary examples of what we can become if we follow our passion, work hard, and support one another.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, "The first step in getting power is to become visible to others, and then to put on a impressive show. As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we'll all be better for it."
Lessons from Inspirational Women STEM Leaders provides motivating and relatable examples of female STEM leaders with universal messages. The women in this book have overcome adversity, worked towards inclusiveness, and learned the power of working towards the greater good to achieve their goals. In all cases, they are role models the generation to come. Any of these women would inspire other women to purse their passion and operate with a higher purpose, but together they are an unstoppable force.
Includes interviews by the following STEM leaders: Neha Pattan, Rashi Khurana, Liz Sara, Jordana Abraham, Kathleen Nielsen, Wendy Lopez, Dr. Maria Carrillo, Anne Chow, Sonia Rief, Heena Purohit, Kristin Foster, Stephanie Dismore, Maegan Lujan, Stacey Hawes, Sigal Cordeiro, Dr. Raolat Abdulai, Bridget C. Coughlin, Li Fan, Jessica Nordlander, Yamilee Toussaint Beach, Kellie Lauth, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Dr. Adrienne Starks, Crystal Emery, Heidi Wright, Melissa Monter, Bryanne Leeming, Michel Huffaker, Vicki Iverson, Audrey P. Willis, Dr. Anika Lucas, Dr. Radhika Dirks, Anianne Hunter, Dr. Alessandra Costa, Dr. Ellison Anne Williams, Dr. Odean Serrano, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead