Leading Women in STEM from Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Fort Worth join Project Scientist Board

Laguna Beach, Ca. -Project Scientist, a national non-profit that excites girls about STEM and ignites their confidence through virtual after-school and summer STEM programs, has added three high-powered women to its board.

Errika Moore is executive director of the nationalSTEM Funders Network. It is a network of grant makers who are focused on ensuring equitable access to STEM learning opportunities from cradle to career across the country. Moore has more than 25 years of industry experience and has served on several national and community boards focused on STEM education and advocacy, women/girls’ empowerment, and career development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Moore lives in Atlanta.

Devi Thomas is vice president of social impact marketing& insights at Salesforce.org. Based in the Washington D.C. area, Thomas is recognized as a leading cause branding and purpose marketer. She oversees the social impact storytelling at Salesforce and its nonprofit, education, and philanthropy community. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience leading corporate citizenship brands at the United Nations Foundation and Cone Communications, among other brands where she specialized in corporate social responsibility and social impact strategies. She is a trained journalist who believes in the power of a story to humanize the world’s most important challenges.

Kristen Weirick is vice president of global talent acquisition and chief diversity & inclusion officer at Alcon in Fort Worth, Texas. As an HR leader, she partners with leaders and associates across the organization to create a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters innovation and drives performance. Her areas of expertise include all facets of talent attraction, development and engagement, and executing global diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Project Scientist exposes girls ages 4 to 12 to high-quality STEM programming that cultivates their confidence in pursuing any STEM career they choose. Project Scientist virtual after-school STEM Club and virtual summer programs feature hands-on experiments led by credentialed teachers and stimulating conversations with female STEM role models. About 85% of the girls come from under-resourced backgrounds and receive scholarships from Project Scientist to attend.Project Scientist expanded this year with a new virtual STEM mentoring program for girls ages 13 to 15. The non-profit will launch its first international STEM program next year in Mexico, taught virtually in Spanish.