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How to use mentoring to build an inclusive STEM work environment

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Longmeadow, MA— The Center of Excellence for Women in STEM at Bay Path University is proud to welcome Michele Heyward as she shares tips on using mentoring to recruit and retain BIPOC and women in STEM. This free virtual event will showcase five mentoring methods that can be used to attract and retain Black, indigenous, people of color, women, and other underrepresented people in the science, tech, engineering, and math-related fields.

Heyward is the founder and CEO of PositiveHire, a tech company engineered to bridge the gap between enterprises and women of color. With a vision to not only help women of color find inclusive workplaces, but to prepare enterprises to recruit and receive them, this virtual event is a must-see for human resource professionals and managers in STEM industries and beyond.

This virtual November 17th event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public; professionals and students across disciplines, career stage, and industry are welcome. To register for this event or for more information, please visit https://www.baypath.edu/stemevent.

 

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 About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 30 graduate programs for women and men, including doctoral degrees; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations.  Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.

 

About Michele Heyward

Michele Heyward is the founder and CEO of PositiveHire, a tech company engineered to bridge the gap between enterprises and women of color. Michele is an experienced project manager in the energy sector armed with technical sales and technology transfer experience. Michele’s vision is to not only help women of color find inclusive workplaces, but to prepare enterprises to receive them, and help those enterprises recruit them. This approach makes PositiveHire the premiere recruiting platform for women of color professionals. Michele has a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.S. degree in industrial management, both from Clemson University.