The School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) prides itself on making an impact both internationally and on the local level, and we are proud to announce that adjunct faculty member Keyandra Whiteside received the Emerging Leader Award at the recent 2023 Women’s History Month Luncheon at the Monroe Convention Center.
Whiteside is an alumnus of Indiana University and teaches Community Health at SPH-B while also being the Assistant Director of Student Support at the Kelly School of Business, aiding students with professional as well as personal wellness resources. The Emerging Leader accolade is sponsored by the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women as part of the 2023 Women’s Achievement Award Winners.
“Winning the Emerging Leader Award will serve as a reminder that there’s more work to be done and I am just getting started in breaking glass ceilings in both my personal and professional career,” says Whiteside.
Outside of her professional responsibilities at IU, Whiteside mentors young girls in the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) as part of the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and advocates for young girls through Against all Odds, an initiative she conducts as Mrs. Bloomington 2023.
“It is an initiative to equip young girls with the skills to turn pieces of their life into profound peace, leading to reclaiming their power to be change agents because when a young girl recognizes the power she possesses, she will become unstoppable,” says Whiteside.
Whiteside’s achievements are just one more example of how SPH-B faculty pave the way for diversity, inclusion, and female empowerment. Click here for more great stories on how SPH-B is making a difference.