Meet Dr. Mae
Audacious and pioneering thought leader, Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Dr. Jemison, a medical doctor is the first woman of color in space and is an engineer, social scientist, educator, entrepreneur, dancer and humanitarian. Her career includes servings as an Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia, an environmental studies professor, founding two technology companies and the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence which designs and implements STEM education experiences. A member of Fortune 500 companies’ boards, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Women’s Hall of Fame among many honors and awards, Jemison leads 100 Year Starship®, a global initiative to ensure the capabilities of interstellar travel by 2112 while transforming life on Earth.
Daring Makes a Difference
Daring to acknowledge that reality, in fact leads fantasy, is the type of bold thinking that nourishes creativity, generates action and is the driving force behind the arts, science, invention and discovery.
Such daring enabled Dr. Mae to become an explorer, physician, scientist, engineer, futurist, the world’s first woman of color in space, and an inspiration worldwide.
Learn about Dr. Mae’s lifelong commitment to discovery, adventure, service what is possible when we see the world as a place where daring makes a difference.
“[Her] achievements have helped redefine the image of modern-day scientists – in the real world, not just in fiction.”
— Stanford Today, July/August 1996
Notes to Self
“A sense of humor, a sensibility to improve and a willingness to act are requirements for thriving.”