Technologist and Founder, Black Girls Code
Kimberly Bryant is a natural problem solver. An electrical engineer by training, Kimberley enjoyed a successful 25-year career in technical leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck and Pfizer. It was during this time she observed a problem: a dearth of black women in math- and science-based professions. Her solution? She created Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the face of technology by introducing black girls aged 7-17 to the fields of engineering and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Kimberly has drawn praise from everyone from Oprah to Business Insider, who named her one of the 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology. Black Girls Code has since grown into an international phenomenon as it pursues a future for African American girls as the tech leaders of tomorrow.