Publishing narratives focused on the history and diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), requires the need of effective editorial feedback. Dr. Maisha Gray-Diggs has provided insightful guidance regarding my scholarship.
Maisha is an extremely skilled “coach” for individuals, youth groups, and nonprofit Boards. Her exceptional ability to guide and motivate people inspired youth in Greater Cincinnati to become passionate about science and to commit to doing the hard work necessary to succeed. Her participation and thoughtful suggestions enhanced the mission and operations of community organizations such as iSPACE, Cincinnati 100 Wise Women, the MIT Alumni Association, and the National Association of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers. Maisha generously shares her knowledge and has a knack for helping others bridge the often significant gap between a theoretical understanding of a subject or system and the practical application of that understanding. She is a treasure!
I have served with Maisha [aka MGD] on several diversity panels. She is a no-nonsense powerhouse that tells it like it is, coated with humor and anecdotes. I always enjoy our paths crossing!
As a former intern working under MGD, there’s nothing more telling about her character and her investment in her mentees than the time she spends, one-on-one, helping you uncover the parts of yourself you never knew existed. She sees something in others that most people gloss over at first take, and even better – she doesn’t allow that potential to slip through the cracks.
Maisha is a professional powerhouse. Not only is she a highly respected Materials Scientist and Engineer in the consumer goods industry, she is also has an eye for the best scientific talent. To that end, Dr. Gray-Diggs possesses a highly unique skill set that sets her apart from from the crowd. She is a gem in her organization, both a top performer and mentor to junior scientists.
Maisha (aka Dr. Gray-Diggs, MGD) has been my coach, partner, and leader at different times during my tenure at Procter & Gamble. There’s a reason I was eager to work with her each time: Maisha is a visionary that sets the bar high not just for herself, but for everyone involved. The differentiating factor between Maisha and other visionaries is that she is just as skilled when it comes to executing with brilliance. She is the scrappy team member and leader that will find the 3rd, 4th, or 5th way to deliver results at a high level and squeeze every ounce of potential out of you along the way. I am so very grateful to have learned how to operate with a performance mindset through my connections with Maisha and I’m looking forward to many more years of staying in touch.