ReigningIt is building an inclusive, caring community of support for women in STEM. Our story-sharing platform celebrates the hard-fought successes that unrelenting determination brings. Together, we are closing the gender gap in STEM by building a strong, empowered network of mentorship and support system to reign our lives. ReigningIt is inspiring the next generation of women to delve into STEM. We are creating an inclusive community and honest dialogue about the many applications of STEM in every area of interest. We are working to close the equity and gender gap and encourage equal access to STEM. ReigningIt is a collective change agent. Our story-sharing platform, advocacy, roundtable discussions, workshops, mentorship networks and more provide an environment of continual personal growth. Since launching in October 2015, ReigningIt has featured hundreds of inspiring, diverse women in STEM. Their stories offer a unique opportunity to identify challenges women in STEM still face, celebrate their accomplishments, and to rally together to make the path to STEM more accessible for the next generation of women.
Saqi Mehta received a BA from Boston University and an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. After starting her career doing research at Harvard University, she found her true calling in Career Counseling at MIT and Harvard Business School. She then transitioned to University Recruiting in tech and worked at VMWare and The Walt Disney Company. Saqi now leads the University Recruiting team at Square, visiting schools around the country to bring the next generation of talent to the company. She is passionate about all things education, specifically women in tech. Saqi serves on the board of National Tech Diversity Magazine and 500 Miles. As an avid writer she is a contributing author for The Huffington Post, Daily Muse and Blavity amongst others. In any non-typing free time she is an art, interior design, and travel enthusiast.
Angela Cleveland is a professional school counselor/Google Certified Educator. She advocates for equal access to STEM, emphasizing the critical need to empower and support girls and minorities to access CS opportunities. Angela consults with Counselors for Computing/NCWIT, is a member of White House initiative United State of Women, and is an Executive Board Member/Webmaster for NJSCA. Angela is a technology contributor to national publications, such as Edutopia, and she presents on a national level about computer science and technology. Angela’s advocacy has earned her several recognitions, most recently the “2016 Somerset County School Counselor of the Year” award. Angela is honored to be co-founder of ReigningIt. She is extremely passionate about providing a platform for women to share their experiences in CS and advocate for closing the gender gap in STEM. In her free time, Angela enjoys writing and is the author of several therapeutic children’s books.