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Episode 1: “Competent But Not Confident”

We sat down with amazing Ewurabena as she shares her journey navigating her career as an African woman in science, mathematics, technology and engineering. She sheds like on the fact that black women are “very competent, but sometime we are not confident” and need to speak up more for ourselves.

Ewurabena Mensa-Wood is a Ghanaian-American currently as the Fixed Equipment Integrity Lead at the Chevron Corporation where she currently oversees the team responsible for mechanical integrity in the Crude and ISOMAX units.

She has a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and also holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic, Pomona. 

Ewurabena has a unique passion for aviation. She’s a licensed private pilot with an instrument rating, and a member of the dynamic Orange County Ninety-Nines, a group of International Women Pilots intent on promoting aviation through educational, scientific, and community service. Ewurabena also enjoys mentoring and inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM. 

She was recognized in May 2019 by the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers as one of the 50 Phenomenal Black Women in STEM.

#BTS Moment: Behind the Scenes w/ Ewurabena

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