OUR VOICES: Women in STEM Fields featuring Sylvia Henson

Please join The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism on Tuesday, November 18th at 5:30 PM from 7:00 PM as we celebrate women in STEM fields. Specifically, we will be spotlighting and featuring Sylvia Henson, an award-winning Senior IT Solutions Architect at IBM.

Visiting us all the way from San Jose, Sylvia will be leading a talk on empowering women in STEM, speaking to the challenges women in these fields, and her experience as a Black woman in a male dominated realm. After her talk, there will be a short Q&A and discussion.

OTTOS PIZZA and drinks will be catered. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an AMAZING conversation!

Sylvia B. Henson is an award-winning Technical Sales Executive and Information Management Software IT Architect with IBM Corporation. She has over 25 years of experience in Solution Sales and Professional Services. Sylvia is a passionate advocate for increasing the number of young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and demonstrates community leadership by implementing educational outreach. Sylvia is actively involved in numerous community programs that focus on academic excellence and personal responsibility. She is a mentor in the Silicon Valley and volunteers as an academic tutoring through the AME Zion Connectional Church. In addition, Sylvia volunteers annually to support the IBM Girls Science Camp, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and raises funds to send qualified students to college. She holds an IBM software patent for Enterprise Application Integration.