Springer Nature actively celebrates and promotes diversity across the entire business. With this commitment, Springer Nature recognizes that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) are essential to achieving its mission of opening doors to discovery, enabling everyone to contribute their best and thrive. One of the core pillars that underpins the DEI mission are the Springer Nature Employee Networks. The employee networks promote a culture where communities of people connect and empower one another to thrive professionally and share their unique perspectives for the benefit of the organisation as a whole.
With this in mind, Springer Nature’s Black Employee Network is launching a Speaker Series that aims to inform our audiences and those entering the industry of the Black contribution that is present in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) which has not always been widely recognized, and to showcase Black Excellence.
Featuring speakers from partner organizations from different sectors of STEM, we will be discussing their career paths, role models, mentorship and diversity in STEM in line with our wider commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG 10 (Reduced Inequality).
In our first installment of the series, Devin Williams, Associate Marketing Manager for the Nature Portfolio, interviews Dr. Antonio T. Baines, associate professor and a cancer researcher in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina Central University.
You can view the full interview with Dr Baines on Youtube here.
About Dr. Antonio T. Baines
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