Written By: Maggie Brown (@maggiethe_journalist)
One Engineer, Author, Speaker, and STEM Advocate has taken her passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers to the next level.
Tiffani Teachey, a Senior Mechanical Engineer for over 18 years, uses her knowledge to spread awareness and educate the next generation of STEM leaders across the world.
“As a STEM Advocate, I want to inspire and empower young people to pursue careers in STEM fields and to believe that they have the potential to make a positive impact in the world through their work”, said Teachey.
Teachey was born and raised in Winston-Salem North Carolina, where she eventually went on the earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and her Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
She is currently a Leadership Studies Ph.D. student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Teachey has traveled the world speaking at several conferences, podcasts, and became an international TEDx Speaker with the University of South Africa. She also visited Ghana, Johannesburg, and Botswana all within 3 months to speak and share her books with the kids in Africa.
As a multifaceted woman who wears many hats, Teachey is also the host of, “Read It Right” radio show on WDRB media and an international best-selling author of a children’s book, What Can I Be?” STEM Careers from A to Z, plus two women empowerment books.
Teachey is the owner of Thrive Edge Publishing and owner/publishing consultant at Inspiring Authors Publishing.
“ I went from a young woman with failures and doubts in life to becoming an unstoppable courageous woman who is living my life like it’s golden,” Teachey said. “The journey has not been easy, however, it challenged me as an African American female engineer in a male-dominated field. As a young engineer out of school, I struggled with imposter syndrome and felt as if I had to prove myself and my competence at times.”
Like many others, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brought unforeseen challenges with it as many in-person events were canceled or postponed, but Teachey says she persevered through the ups and downs with the assistance of many organizations and businesses offering virtual options as a means to stay connected to everyone.
As for the future of her brand, Teachey says she hopes to continue being a valuable resource for children and young women interested in STEM fields and expanding her reach and impact by collaborating with more organizations, schools, and communities to provide STEM education and support to underrepresented groups.
She helps industry and business leaders publish children’s books about their field to inspire children to choose the same path. In addition to her writing gift, she wants to flourish as an author while publishing children’s books and other educational materials that encourage and inspire young people to explore and pursue careers in STEM.
“My ultimate goal is to create a more diverse and inclusive STEM community, where all young people have the opportunity to discover and pursue their passions and to achieve their full potential. Through my work, I hope to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of children and young women and to help shape the future of STEM,” Teachey said.
To schedule a 1:1 call visit Tiffani’s Teachey Discovery Session.