Hello Milwaukee Area Professionals
I hope this address finds you in good health. The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the lives of all of us. The black community has been struck particularly hard with majority of us being essential workers. I send my blessings of peace and wellbeing to all impacted in any capacity but especially to those who have lost loved ones.
NSBE MAP family, I am honored to serve you as President of this chapter for another term of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. We are adjusting to the new norm of work life balance, social distancing and health in Milwaukee. However, our mission remains the same and we intend to support our membership through this transitional period.
Continue to stay connected to our social media footprint and professional partnerships. If you are not connected on LinkedIn, following or Friends with NSBE MAP, connect with us today. This is where you’d be first to know all of the amazing professional development and outreach opportunities the executive board is curating just for you. There are multiple corporations that we are tapping into to make sure the right people are at the table to have strong conversations of growth and advancement.
Secondly, engage in the community with our signature programming. INSPIRE exposes graduating seniors to industry leaders that are looking for local talent and aids the scholarships MAP grants to high school students pursuing STEM. Professionals Partnering In the Classroom, PPIC, provides high school students with additional perspectives to success and the paths to attain it. Also, the ongoing partnership with Beyond STEM nurtures the curious minds of middle school students across an array of engineer disciplines.
We urge to foster the STEM leader in each of YOU. Feel the urgency of our mission statement and be a walking testimony. Share your NSBE story with your peers, co-workers and families. Together, each year will be greater than the last as we continue to “increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community”.
As I close my address, I would be remised to not acknowledge the injustice our community is and has been suffering. We will continue to build each other and push for the injustices to be appropriately addressed and cease going further. In remembrance of all those who have lost their loved ones, friends and lives, we will never forget to say your names.
Yours in service,
Mitchelle Lyle MS, PMP