CEO, STEMconnector®


Edie is CEO of STEMconnector® and is building the one stop communications and best practices initiative for STEM. She serves as a Senior Consultant of Diversified Search where she previously directed the Washington and government business. She brings to her role over four decades of experience in supporting diversity at the most senior levels of corporations, organizations and government in the U.S. and globally.

Prior to joining Diversified, Edie was Founder and CEO of Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a member service for diversity practitioners where she designed the CEO Diversity Leadership program, including the prestigious CEO Diversity Awards. She was publisher of the CEO Magazine, The Diversity Primer and The Diversity Officer. Edie is also the founder of the Business Women's Network (BWN).

Edie has won 45 major leadership awards for Diversity, Women, STEM, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Edie is in the Enterprising Women's Hall of Fame and a founding member of C200 and received the Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman. Edie is Vice Chair of the World Affairs Council of DC and responsible for development. She served for four years on the National Board of SCORE given her commitment to her dad who served SCORE for many decades. Edie helped to build the Women's Advisory Board of Office Depot. She formed the Women's Advisory Board for Inter-Continental Hotels. Edie has served on the Board for the Business School at the University of Maryland, the Journalism School of the University of Tennessee, and the Women's Center in Nigeria, and has been honored by all three. Edie is active on several community boards and had been an officer of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the National Capital Area for 26 years.


Professional Activities & Achievements

The Enterprising Women Hall of Fame
eWomen Network International Femtor Award for Lifetime Achievement
Count-Me-In Leader Entrepreneurial Award
Euro-American Women’s Council Artemis Award
LATINAStyle, Advisory Board
Committee of 200, Founding Member
United Nations Association of the USA, Member

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