My fascination with and respect for science started with my dad, Myron J. Morris (photo at left) an electronics engineer. At his basement workbench, Dad would try to teach me about resisters and transformers. However, none of it stuck. What did stick was his curiosity, inventiveness and enthusiasm for science. Although I did not become an engineer, my connection to the sciences was grounded in this life experience.
My first professional career was teaching history to inner-city high school kids. After seven years, I made a career pivot to manage in-house training for several healthcare organizations. When that job was eliminated, I made another pivot into consulting to pharmaceutical companies.
At the end of a presentation “Building Better Relationships at Work”, a disengaged R&D scientist raised her hand and asked, “So all you want us to do is to be nice to each other?” In that moment, I knew she had defined where every successful business partnership starts.
I started the Morris Consulting Group in 2002. My passion is supporting women in STEM get to get a seat at the top of their organizations. I’ve undertaken rigorous preparation to become an internationally certified professional coach. The lessons learned from my dad still resonate: love what you do, be kind, and dream big.