Kimberly Bryant

2015 Speaker

KIMBERLY BRYANT is the founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Since 2011 she has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with seven chapters across the
 U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 3,000 students and continues to grow and thrive. Bryant serves on the National Champions board for the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the national board of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance. In August 2012 Bryant was given the prestigious Jefferson award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area. In 2013 she was highlighted by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African- Americans in Technology” and was named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists. In 2013, Bryant was invited to the White House as a Champion of Change. In 2014 she received an American Ingenuity award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian along with being given the Inaugural Women Who Rule award in Technology via Politico. @6gems@blackgirlscode

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