Dorothea Grimes-Frederick

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Dorothea Grimes-Frederick is an engineer, education specialist, and Inspirational Speaker. During her 20-year career in Fortune 500 companies, she has led major initiatives from R&D to Operations. She is recognized as a highly successful and respected problem solver and multifaceted leader with broad business experience.

She received an undergraduate degree in Physics, Masters and Doctoral in Science Education and the psychology of learning. She is a graduate of Executive Education programs from Northwestern University and Duke University.

After joining a world-renowned telecommunications research laboratory, Dr. Grimes-Frederick became the first African-American woman of color ever promoted to a senior technical position in that organization’s 100-year history.

Dr. Grimes-Frederick brings unrivaled experience in change management. She has been an invited panelist and speaker on issues related to women of color in the workplace. Her interview and frank dialogue with a group of African-American women executives was published in Working Woman magazine. She was a Regional White House Fellow finalist and has received numerous achievement awards and recognition for excellence throughout her career. She is a member of the senior leadership team at a successful communications company that is a global leader in communication systems, applications and services.

Dr. Grimes-Frederick is committed to leadership development and mentoring. As such, she is President and founder of NuLeaders, Inc., an organization whose focus is cultivating, inspiring, and uplifting leaders wherever they might be’.

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