I Found My Dream Job in Science, and It's Helping Other Black Women Find Theirs

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, think about what you can do to lift Black women up.
Dec 28, 2022 11:00 AM ET
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Originally published by Blavity

By Justina Nixon-Saintil

When I look back on my roots, my career path is unconventional. My family moved to the South Bronx from Dominica, a small island nation in the Caribbean, where my mother worked as a teacher. While navigating a new life as a recent immigrant in New York City, she somehow found the time to study and earn her teaching certificate. She believed wholeheartedly in the power of education and knowledge to transform people’s lives. And she passed her passion for education onto me.

Today, I oversee all Corporate Social Responsibility efforts for IBM, where I make meaningful investments in education and skills initiatives, many of which were created to aid communities of color. I’m proud to work on a team that is wholly committed to teaching others and expanding opportunities for Black and brown communities.

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