Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology”. The program introduces girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Through after-school and summer programs, the organization is striving towards a goal of teaching one million black girls to code by 2040.
Kimberly 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. Kimberly 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 African-Americans in Technology”, and named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists in 2013. Kimberly has been named one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People. Kimberly was recognized at 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 and received an Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian Institute.
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Parts of this article were taken from Linked In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlybryant) and Leaderquest (https://www.leaderquestonline.com/blog/17-black-tech-experts/)