Angelique Adams is an author, speaker, and executive coach focusing on leadership development for diverse STEM professionals. An engineer with 25 years of experience in operations, strategy, and innovation, Adams was director of R&D at aluminum giant, Alcoa, and chief innovation officer at multibillion dollar steelmaker, Aperam. After leading hundreds of scientists and engineers around the world, she discovered her true passion is developing people, not products. Following the successful 2021 publication of her first book for women in STEM, she launched Angelique Adams Media Solutions, a distribution platform for her books, online courses, and coaching programs. Her second book, for women executives in college athletics, will be out this summer. Adams lives in Knoxville with her husband and two children. She serves on the board of several local nonprofits and volunteers her time to mentor entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate from Penn State and an MBA from MIT.