Quick Search

Active Bloggers

HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Reginald Culpepper Reginald Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Brooke Chaplan Brooke Chaplan
class of 2015
Sofía Montiel Sofía Montiel
Other College... class of 2017
James Belmore James Belmore
University of the District of Columbia class of 2008
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Kara Masterson Kara Masterson
class of

EBONY In Partnership with OLAY Present the Return of its HBCU Queens Competition with A Focus on STEM

Posted By: Nina Flowers on September 29, 2021

EBONY in Partnership with OLAY
Presents
The Reimagining of its Popular Franchise
HBCU Queens with New Focus on STEM
Celebrating the Next Generation of Black Women Leaders

10 Winners From Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Across the Nation will be Announced in Mid-October

(Atlanta, GA- September 28, 2021) – EBONY presents, in partnership with OLAY, the reimagining of its popular franchise and one of its longest-running editorial features - HBCU Queens with a new focus on STEM. The initiative is dedicated to spotlighting and recognizing collegiate Black women who are poised to affect significant societal change, both locally and globally. The search for the 2021-2022 EBONY HBCU STEM Queens is starting with an online competition that allows users to vote for their favorite Queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation, from which 10 winning Queens will be crowned.

Women in STEM have changed the world, influenced nations, and made groundbreaking discoveries throughout history. Yet, women make up a mere 27% of professionals in the STEM field and that number is even lower for Black women (U.S. Census). In response and for the first time ever, this year’s HBCU Queens program in partnership with OLAY has a new theme—STEM. Created to showcase the next generation of Black women leaders and as a way to underscore the importance of HBCUs to the Black community, the program will celebrate young women (ages 18-24) who have demonstrated the ability to inspire, lead and give back to their communities through STEM.

Winners will be announced in mid-October and prizes will include an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to attend EBONY Power 100, a HBCU STEM Queen Photoshoot and an opportunity to be featured in EBONY.

“We are so thrilled to be able to bring back the EBONY HBCU Campus Queens initiative and to partner with OLAY - which has done incredible work to support women and women of color in STEM fields over the past few years. There are some definitive synergies with our Queens program and together we are creating a vital platform to empower our next generation of women leaders and innovators. Now more than ever, our young Black women need us to show up for them in a way that they feel seen and supported.



We want them to continue to thrive and to help them unlock their full potential as contributors and agents of change in their communities, across the country and around the world.” — Michele Ghee, CEO of EBONY & JET

“OLAY remains committed to equality & inclusion— we want to help create a world where girls and young women can achieve anything they set their minds to. OLAY is elated to work with EBONY to recognize women in STEM for the first time as part of the HBCU Queens initiative. The OLAY and EBONY partnership will allow us to offer young women role models who look like them to provide that spark and encouragement to enter STEM fields. This is another important step towards achieving OLAY’s goal to triple the number of women of color in STEM by 2030.” — Chris Heiert, Senior Vice President, Olay Skin Care, P&G

To vote for the next HBCU STEM Queens and to learn more visit EBONY.com; Instagram: @EBONYMagazine ; Twitter: @EBONYMag; Facebook: EBONY

#EBONYHBCUSTEMQueens
#EBONYMagazine
#OLAY
#FaceAnything

ABOUT EBONY
Now in its 75th year, EBONY continues to be the leading authority for all facets of Black life - staying rooted as an anchor of Black culture. Under new ownership and leadership, the rebirth of EBONY signals the evolution of the beloved publication as a 21st century digital media brand with a focus on creating exceptional content and experiences illuminating the Black perspective.
EBONY is a property of 1145 Holdings LLC
ABOUT OLAY
Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care that has been trusted by women for over 60 years. Olay maintains a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and offers products backed by superior science to meet them. Consumers have come to expect this superior product performance from Olay, as it brings healthy, beautiful skin to more than 80 million women on five continents. In Olay’s labs, people of all genders work side-by-side to bring scientifically advanced products to market. Olay recognizes the importance of gender equality in STEM, which is why Olay is committed to #FacetheSTEMGap by helping to double the number of women in STEM and triple the number of women of color in STEM by 2030. Throughout the years, the brand has proudly supported an inclusive standard of beauty through campaigns like the Olay Skin Promise, Olay’s commitment to zero skin retouching in all advertising materials to celebrate real skin. Olay inspires women everywhere to #FaceAnything.
Media Contact:
Nina Flowers
Ninaflowerspr@gmail.com
###
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Latest Blogs
How Kitting Services Can Streamline Your Studies

How Kitting Services Can Streamline Your Studies

College can be a daunting experience. From managing your course load to keeping up with all the different assignments and deadlines, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and fall behind. Fortunately, the ...more
Brooke Chaplan • 70 Views • February 3rd, 2023
Call to Action for Black Mentors - #FLOODTHEGATES BHM Campaign

Call to Action for Black Mentors - #FLOODTHEGATES BHM Campaign

#Gatekeeping is defined as the activity of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something valuable. There is a specific tendency at times to intentionally or unintentionally hoard info ...more
Tunji Oki • 271 Views • February 1st, 2023
Legacy and traditions of HBCU marching bands remain strong

Legacy and traditions of HBCU marching bands remain strong

ATLANTA - For decades, HBCU marching bands have been wowing crowds with show-style marching, dynamic sounds and plenty of dance moves. FOX 5 spoke with several past band members about their experie ...more
Sofía Montiel • 254 Views • February 1st, 2023
Celebrating the legacy of Black Leaders

Celebrating the legacy of Black Leaders

David Muse doesn’t need Black History Month to remember those who came before him. But the CEO at $13 million asset Howard University Employees Federal Credit Union, which serves students, staff, a ...more
Sofía Montiel • 226 Views • February 1st, 2023
The HBCU Dilemma: Is it Okay To Air Our Dirty Laundry?

The HBCU Dilemma: Is it Okay To Air Our Dirty Laundry?

“What goes on in this house, stays in this house!” As a child, I knew this meant I was not supposed to share the inner happenings of our household to just anyone. When folks outside our family inquire ...more
Sofía Montiel • 214 Views • February 1st, 2023
Popular Blogs
Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Join Brother Marcus and the cast and the crew of the Brother Marcus Show live this Sunday evening on February 1, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. for another hot topic in our community! “Divorce in America in 2009 ...more
Brother Marcus! • 70,557,885 Views • January 27th, 2009
VISINE ALERT!!!

VISINE ALERT!!!

Seemingly innocent medication such as Visine eyedrops are used by people to concoct a mixture with similar effects as a date-rape drug. When mixed with alcohol and taken orally, the eyedrops can l ...more
Siebra Muhammad • 93,071 Views • May 23rd, 2009
Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Albert N. Wilson, a former University of Kansas student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of probation after being convicted by an all-white jury of raping a white teen girl. Bu ...more
Will Moss • 48,766 Views • June 4th, 2020
THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW

THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW "GOTCHA" THIEF !

IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS FOLKS: Some of our Republican senators and congressman..are Swearing & Wearing White Sheets Also ..NASCAR was given 70million dollars in tax breaks ..in the New Fiscal Cliff Deal ...more
David Right • 46,991 Views • December 28th, 2012

"Chain Hang Low" check out the real meaning of the Lyrics!

Recently there is a new artist out of Saint Louis that goes by the name JIBBS. Jibbs debut single "Chain hang low" has a history that most people are not aware of. The particular nursery rhyme that th ...more
Tyhesha Judge-Fogle • 36,369 Views • November 9th, 2006
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!