Women Who STEAM
Stephanie G. Adams, Ellen Barker, Holly Crowder and Koshi Dhingra. (bottom): Temple S. Howell-Stampley, Mylene Mayers, Lily Cabatu Weiss and Deepali Palta. – Photos courtesy of The Dallas Chapter of The Links Inc.


Special to The Dallas Examiner


The Dallas Chapter of The Links Inc. will honor eight women with a Women Who STEAM Award during its 2020 Women Who STEAM Awards Luncheon, Aug. 28. This will be the second year for the group’s award luncheon. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will be a virtual event.

The awards recognize outstanding women in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics who exemplify extraordinary contributions in their fields while also serving, teaching, excelling, aspiring and mentoring – or STEAM – within their workplaces and communities.

The chapter’s signature STEAM Academy for 7th through 12th grade female scholars of color is in its 8th year of cultivating self-confidence, critical thinking and leadership capabilities by engaging scholars in exciting activities that promote and support innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills. The organization strives to cultivate young female scholars, championing diversity and inclusion in STEAM fields, celebrating the contributions of women of color in STEAM fields and conveying this award to inspire and ignite young girls of color to pursue careers in STEAM.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on YouTube and honor the following women:

  • Stephanie G. Adams, PhD – University of Texas at Dallas, Dean and Lars Magnus Ericsson chair, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ellen Barker – senior vice president and chief information officer at Texas Instruments
  • Holly Crowder – chief human resources officer at The Beck Group
  • Koshi Dhingra, EdD – founder and CEO of talkSTEM,
  • Temple S. Howell-Stampley, MD, MBA, FACP – chair and program director in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern
  • Mylene Mayers – general manager and chief customer officer in the CXO ITx Consumer Experiences Division at Toyota Motor North America
  • Lily Cabatu Weiss – executive director at Dallas Arts District
  • Deepali Palta, PhD – global R&D director (Rising Star) at PepsiCo.

For more information, visit http://www.dallaslinksinc.org.



Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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