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Kimberly Bryant        

Founder & CEO of Ascend Ventures & Black Innovation Lab; Founder of Black Girls CODE

Kimberly Bryant is a renowned technology industry leader, visionary and founder of ASCEND Ventures. As the CEO of ASCEND Ventures, Bryant is committed to creating opportunities for marginalized founders building impact-driven companies. With her flagship Black Innovation Lab, she cultivates and invests in a pipeline of leaders who use technology to make a societal impact while creating pathways to equity and generational wealth through entrepreneurship and ownership.

Before ASCEND Ventures, Bryant founded Black Girls CODE, a social-change organization aimed at introducing girls of color aged 6-18 to technology and computer science, with a focus on entrepreneurship. Under her leadership, Black Girls CODE grew from a grassroots initiative to an international organization with chapters across the U.S. and South Africa and more than 100,000 students. Bryant is dedicated to changing the face of technology by investing in opportunities for women, girls and all, using technology as a lever for progress.

Speech Topics

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


The founder of Black Girls Code has been ousted as head of the nonprofit after allegations of 'workplace impropriety'
Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, was removed as head of the nonprofit this week by its board following complaints related to her conduct, the nonprofit's board said.
Empowering Strength And Enduring Style: "Rosie Reborn ...
Nationally recognized electrical engineer and founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, Kimberly Bryant, is shown helping the next generation while wearing her ...
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 ...
How Black Girls Code transformed from basement experiment to ...
Black Girls Code's Kimberly Bryant talks to Know Your Value about tech, diversity , STEM.

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