When Stephanie Cameron moved to Tulsa in 2008 to work at a non-profit, she did not expect to become the highly visible leader of a foundation seeking to improve the science, technology, engineering, and math education in Oklahoma.
Stephanie was hired as the community affairs director at APSCO by its founder, the late Larry Mocha, and came under his tutelage. She found herself integrally involved in the OK2Grow Foundation and is program, Dream It Do It.
In this episode of The Spirit of Leading, I ask Stephanie to share some of the leadership lessons she has learned while at the helm of that project. Stephanie offers her views on what leaders can do to promote a more well educated workforce that would measurably improve small business development throughout Oklahoma.
Just as Larry Mocha mentored her, Stephanie is returning the favor by mentoring a high school senior, Sarah Plaster. Sarah also offers her take on the opportunities of young women in business and the value of being mentored.
Stephanie also speaks to the value of getting actual work experience as a teenager, working through her mother’s temp service business.
Stephanie is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIX. She received a 2015 STEP Ahead award from Women in Manufacturing. Stephanie is active in the Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPros), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Tulsa Global Alliance.
Learn more about OK2Grow.
Learn more about Oklahoma STEM initiative
Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead award
Learn more about APSCO manufacturing, where Stephanie works
Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPros)
Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIX
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance learn more
Tulsa Technology Center student activities spotlight