Break, Build, Change

Chemical Engineer

Business Consultant

Motivational Speaker


Meet Ashley -

Ashley McCray is obsessed with breaking down barriers, building possibilities and changing the world by activating others. A problem solver from birth and an engineer by degree, she is determined to help individuals design their path to success.


As a Chemical Engineer and non – profit leader, Ashley leads multi-million dollar projects for a Fortune 500 company and consults for local businesses in her free time.  When she’s not nerding out on CPG (consumer packaged goods) strategy, she’s immersed in her other passion – changing the face of STEM. Through public speaking Ashley hopes to inspire minorities (women and people of color) to explore a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Ashley draws on her experiences – the highs and lows - to deliver a captivating message that inspires all. Ultimately, her goal is to motivate people to achieve their greatest potential.

Ashley holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional experience spans operations, R&D, sales and marketing for General Mills, Dow Chemical Company, and the University of Pittsburgh. She's currently a research & development engineer for General Mills.


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Ashley has been the keynote speaker for Diversity Summits, Non-profit galas, and University Commencement Ceremonies. She utilizes your event's theme and her personal experiences to deliver a captivating message that inspires all.

Business Consulting

Ashley has led small group and large group training across the country. Together you and Ashley will break down your business barriers, build new business possibilities, and change your success landscape



Motivational Speaking:

  • Normalizing Diversity

  • Bridging the Gap of Minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

  • STEMinist (Women in STEM) Empowerment

  • Youth Empowerment

  • College Readiness/ "How to go to College for Free"

Organization Training:


Non-Profit and Corporate

  • Continuous Improvement Practices

  • Individual or Group Soft Skills Training

  • Personal Consultations

Workshop Offerings


Awesome presentation today! Very Inspiring!!

- Kim Mueller

Career & College Readiness Coordinator

Mankato Area Public Schools

We met after your "How to Excel as an Intern" Workshop, the material delivered during the session seemed to help all that attended, everyone seemed very interested and engaged in what you had to say. You did an exceptional job of conveying your point and keeping the audience engaged.


- Noel Knibb, Jr.

Milwaukee School of Engineering

You did a really great job at the Engineering Academic Day. It was great to have you back. We received highly positive feedback from students and teachers!

Melissa A. Huppert, PhD | STEM Outreach Director MNSU

It was so interesting getting to learn about you and your job. You inspire me so much.

Anisha S. - Eden Prairie High School

Your speech was one of the most engaging talks I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

- Sergio Aguilar

Interim Director of OASIS

University of Minnesota at Mankato


Minneapolis, MN

Tel: (612)-321-8091

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