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SWE Diverse Podcast Ep 241: Championing Inclusion With Global Activist-Scholar Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

Learn about equity and inclusion for the neurodivergent community in this conversation with Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, founder of Advocacy Without Borders.

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu joined us live in the WE23 Diverse Podcast Studio to share insights on inclusion and equity, particularly for the neurodivergent community.

Interviewed by Laurie Shuster, editor-in-chief of SWE Magazine, Giwa Onaiwu discusses their journey as an advocate, educator and founder of the nonprofit Advocacy Without Borders.

Learn the best piece of advice Giwa Onaiwu ever received, what drives her commitment to social justice, and practical ideas that STEM workplaces can implement to become more accessible to all.

Listen to the episode on SWE’s websiteSpotifyApple Podcasts or on your favorite podcast platform.

Speaker: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Founder, Advocacy Without Borders

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu headshotMorénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD is a global human rights and disability justice consultant, advocate, author, educator, and parent in a neurodiverse, multicultural, twice-exceptional, serodifferent biological and adoptive family.

A prolific writer and social scientist/activist with both lived and learned expertise whose work focuses on participatory research, meaningful community involvement, intersectionality, and accessibility, Morénike, serves as founder and principal operator of Advocacy Without Borders, a nonprofit initiative offering lectures, advocacy, research, and related projects as well as diversity, equity and inclusion training.

Morénike, who is based in the U.S., maintains membership within several executive boards and is a highly sought-after keynote lecturer and public speaker who has presented at the White House, the United Nations and numerous peer-reviewed international conferences. Notable publications of Morénike’s include over a dozen monograph chapter contributions, digital scholarship, peer-reviewed articles and editorial work.

Host: Laurie Shuster, Editor-in-Chief, SWE Magazine

Laurie Shuster headshotLaurie A. Shuster is the Editor-in-Chief of SWE Magazine for the Society of Women Engineers. She has more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, and managing print and online publications in the B2B (business-to-business) field. Shuster is responsible for the content planning, editing, production, and day-to-day management of SWE Magazine.

Before joining SWE, Shuster was Deputy Editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine for the American Society of Landscape Architects and Editor-in-Chief of Civil Engineering magazine for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Maryland and completed the Program for Developing Managers at Simmons College Graduate School of Management in Boston. Throughout her career, Laurie received numerous accolades and awards for her magazine work, both in editorial and design excellence.


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