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Kimberly Bryant        

Founder & CEO of Black Girls CODE

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 to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.

Prior to starting Black Girls CODE, Bryant enjoyed a successful 20+ year professional career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 50 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011 Bryant has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local grassroots initiative serving only the Bay Area, to an international organization with fourteen chapters across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 10,000 students and continues to grow and thrive.

Bryant has been nationally recognized as a thought leader for her work to increase opportunities for women and girls in the technology industry and has received numerous awards for her work with Black Girls CODE. Bryant has been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area, named by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential AfricanAmericans in Technology”, and named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists in 2013. Bryant has been named one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People. Bryant was named a 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 and received an Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian Institute. She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at conferences nationally and internationally such as the Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, South By Southwest (SXSW), and many others.

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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