Erika Jefferson

Pres & Founder
Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)

Erika Jefferson is the President and Founder of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE), an organization focused on bridging the leadership gap for Black women in STEM. She received her MBA from Georgia Tech and her BS in Chemical Engineering from LSU. She has worked for top companies such as Amoco, Chevron and Praxair in a myriad of leadership and executive roles ranging from sales/business development to supply chain and operations excellence. Her more than two decades of experience led her across the nation to Greenville, SC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston and eventually back home to Chicago.

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