Dr. Angelique Adams is #MadeForKnoxville

Professors laughed at her when Angelique told them she was going to pursue a Ph.D… so, she did. Soon after, she was leading multitudes of scientists around the world. Since then, Dr. Adams has amassed over 25 years of experience in STEM, but along the way she discovered another area she excelled in: career mentoring.

Dr. Adams is especially passionate about mentoring women and people of color, and this passion led her to create her book series, You’re More Than a Diversity Hire. The series will tackle topics such as women in STEM, women in sports and black men in tech.

With her work, Dr. Adams hopes to inspire confidence in women and people of color as they pursue their career passions. 

“I help women and people of color excel in their careers by delivering the best actionable advice from successful diverse insiders.”

Women in Stem Book 1

 

In Their Own Words..

Dr. Angelique Adams helps women and people of color excel in their careers by curating the best actionable advice from successful diverse insiders.

Dr. Adams is an engineer with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, strategy, and innovation most recently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at multi-billion dollar European steelmaker, Aperam. She has a Ph.D. from Penn State and an MBA from MIT. 

Angelique went from being laughed at when she told professors she wanted to pursue a Ph.D., to leading hundreds of scientists around the world. She has lectured at universities and advised leaders in industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. 

For more than a decade, Dr. Adams has been sought out as a career mentor and coach, especially for women and people of color. Frustrated by the lack of role models, resources, and guidance for the people she advised, Angelique created the You’re More Than a Diversity Hire® book series. Dr. Adams’ work fills the gap left by HR, well-intentioned mentors, and general career books. She delivers proven, actionable advice from people who have overcome the challenges of being underrepresented at work.  

The first book, now available on Amazon, focuses on women in STEM. Angelique leverages her own 25 years of experience and insights from a global group of over 80 women working in a broad range of industries.

The next books will focus on women in sports and black men in tech.

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