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Our Voices, Our Future

Speak Out Sisterhood

a global network elevating youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM


Our Founder

Hi! I'm Aynsley Szczesniak, a proactive STEMinist and youth leader empowering women in STEM to shatter the glass ceiling. I'm an Honors Carolina Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill, where I am also the youngest member of the Advisory Board of the Carolina Women's Center. I'm proud to be the Student STEM Programs Chair of the Association for Women in Science - North Carolina, the North Carolina State Lead of Million Women Mentors, and a ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalist.

As a young woman in STEM myself, I’ve felt the paralyzing terror of imposter syndrome and gender bias, and I’ve realized that what carries me through is self-confidence, self-advocacy, and a network of trusted mentors I can depend on. That’s why I’ve built Speak Out Sisterhood, a global network empowering young women to advance in STEM. As CEO, I unite a team of incredible young women worldwide in a mission to equip one another with the skills and strength to fight for our right to be in STEM, and to take the lead in the innovation that makes STEM so exhilarating. 

Meet the Team

Aynsley is honored to work alongside a team of phenomenal women who are working towards the same goal: empowering young women in STEM.

Team profiles coming soon!

Our Values






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