Leslie A. McKinney

Leslie A. McKinney

16:22 02 June in bio

Leslie A. McKinney

Director BWISE Chicago

Leslie A. McKinney is the Director of the Chicago Chapter of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE), an organization focused on bridging the leadership gap for black women in STEM. She received her Masters of Science in Engineering and Global Operations Management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She worked for more than 20 years with Xerox Corporation in numerous leadership roles including quality assurance, procurement, supply chain, and operations which afforded her international experience. During her tenure, Ms. McKinney received her certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. A Chicago native, Ms. McKinney moved to Rochester, NY after graduation. After many years living in Rochester, she accepted a role directing a customer service operation which ultimately led her back to Chicago. Ms. McKinney volunteers as the financial secretary of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church. In her spare time, she loves to line dance, travel, and mentor kids.

Participating Organizations

  • Google
  • shire
  • multiple
  • Kcura
  • impact
  • i.c. stars
  • Gems
  • dirtt
  • cusp