Kimberly Bryant Headshot
Kimberly Bryant
Kimberly BryantHeadshot

Kimberly Bryant

This nationally recognized social innovator and the founder of Black Girls Code inspires others to become change agents by pushing through traditional boundaries and perceived limitations to help drive change in our world.

Through her non-profit, Black Girls Code, described by Oprah as “the first organization of its kind,” Kimberly Bryant works to develop our leaders of the future and increase opportunities for women and girls in the tech industry.

As a young girl from humble beginnings, Kimberly developed an uncommon passion for math and science which eventually lead her to the Vanderbilt University where she majored in electrical engineering and minored in math. Often the only minority in her classes, she entered the workforce in the same predicament. So, in 2011, Kimberly created 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. 

Since founding Black Girls Code, Kimberly has received several honors and awards, including an invitation to the White House as a Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, a two-year program that identifies innovative leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to improve public schools for low-income children and communities. 

With firsthand insights into the challenges women of color in the STEM field face, Kimberly’s mission is to provide young girls from underrepresented communities opportunities to learn in-demand skills while providing guidance and encouragement. She inspires others to become change agents by pushing through traditional boundaries and perceived limitations to help drive change in our world.

Founder of Black Girls Code and an Aspen Institute Fellow
Keywords: STEM; Black History Month; Overcoming Adversity; Social Change; Leadership

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