Happy Black Business Month! Please introduce yourself and business:
My name is Aisha N. Martin and I am a Scientist, Author, and Gender Advocate inspiring and equipping girls and women with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be global leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). I am also the Founder/CEO of The STEMinist Brand LLC, the parent company that houses an e-commerce store offering STEM themed apparel, housewares and more and oversees my non-profit organization, Fems4STEM.
Fems4STEM’s vision is to close the “gender gap to innovation,” by engaging females from underserved and historically under-represented communities through early exposure to STEM education and specialized mentoring.
What makes you unique in your industry?
I am a scientist and educator who has worked in the industry which enables me to bring a different dynamic in my classes because my knowledge and expertise extends beyond a textbook. I’m also a global traveller who was raised overseas and speaks other languages. This affords me the ability to connect on a different level with my students, mentees, colleagues and collaborators around the globe.
Please share your top 3 most proud accomplishments to-date:
I’ve been blessed to accomplish many things; however, I am most proud of being a published author, faithpreneur and mother of 2 who established a thriving business in the middle of a pandemic, and a respected global STEMinist with a Masters in Forensic Science on her way to becoming Dr. Martin.
Any advice to other women in your industry?
My advice to other women in my industry, which is dominated by men is to be unapologetic in your quest for greatness. Don’t make small moves and shrink yourselves in order to make other comfortable. Go big! In the words of Arian Simone, “make sure you show up and show out because now is your time!” In this industry, we have to make our own table instead of fighting for a seat at one.
What is next for you in 2021 and how can readers connect with you online?
I am expanding my brand and I have some exciting things coming down the pipeline for 2021, early 2022. I can’t go into detail about everything right now, but I encourage your readers to stay connected and follow me so that they can be the first to know all of the juicy details. Trust me, they’re hot!!
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