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Leslie A. McKinney

Director
Chicago Chapter of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)

Leslie A. McKinney is the Director for the Chicago Chapter of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE), an organization focused on bridging the leadership gap for black women in STEM. Ms. McKinney is a strong believer in mentoring at all stages of our lives. She was named a mentor for the 1st cohort at mHUB, Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing and a mentor for Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op. She received her M.S. in Engineering and Global Operations Management from Clarkson University and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and A&M College. Ms. McKinney is a certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Scrum Master.