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Kimberly Bryant        

Founder of Black Girls Code; Aspen Institute Fellow; Thought Leader in Tech Inclusion; STEM Education Advocate

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit 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. As Oprah describes, Black Girls Code is “the first organization of its kind.”

Bryant has enjoyed a successful professional career spanning over a quarter century in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011, Bryant 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 3000 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, and has been nationally recognized as a social innovator and for her work to increase opportunities for women and girls in the tech industry.

Over the years, Bryant has received numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area, the American Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian, and the Inaugural Women Who Rule Award in Technology via Politico. She has been highlighted by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African Americans in Technology” and was named to both The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists.

Another highlight of Bryant's career was receiving an invitation to the White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color. She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, SXSW, and many others.

Speech Topics

Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Girls of Color as Tech Leaders & Creators of Tomorrow


How Black Girls Code transformed from basement experiment to ...

Black Girls Code's Kimberly Bryant talks to Know Your Value about tech, diversity , STEM.

Kimberly Bryant - WSJ Tech Live

Kimberly Bryant is the founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color ...

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