ODU Presents: Kimberly Bryant - Founder of Black Girls Code on March 29 at 7 PM in the Big Blue Room. Free and open to the public.
Kimberly Bryant is the founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing girls of color to the fields of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Since 2011, Bryant has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local organization in the San Francisco Bay Area to an international organization with chapters across the United States and in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She has earned a reputation as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as TEDx Kansas City, Big Ideas Festival and SXSW. Bryant has received many honors, including the American Ingenuity Award in Social Progress from the Smithsonian and a Champion of Change designation from the White House. She was recently named to Elle magazine's power list of women in technology.