Peraton’s Zalenda and Kisha Make an Impact at the 2023 Women of Color STEM DTX Conference

Two members of the Peraton Space & Intelligence sector shared their knowledge and experiences to help women of color improve their education and careers in STEM.

Team Peraton headed to Detroit, Michigan, to attend the 28th Annual Women of Color STEM DTX Conference from Oct. 12-14.

This conference helps women unleash their goals and aspirations by providing resources to improve their education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Since 1995, this multicultural event, held in conjunction with the Women of Color magazine, has recognized the significant contributions of women in the STEM fields.

Two members of the Space & Intelligence sector represented Peraton at the event. Zalenda, program director and WIN/MERGE member, and Kisha Horne, Ph.D., senior program manager and MERGE member. They contributed to these three panels:

  • Effectively Managing Gen Z and Millennial Employees: Engaging and Motivating Younger Workforces
  • Improvising With Confidence: Learning to Speak Eloquently Under Pressure
  • Unleashing Your Authentic Voice: Building Confidence and Discovering Your True Self

No strangers to public speaking, the two also participated in the roundtable leadership discussion titled “Woman to Woman: Up Close and Personal.”

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