Kimberly Bryant

Social Entrepreneur

Role: Founder and CEO at Black Girls CODE

Location: Oakland, CA

Pronouns: she/her

Race/Ethnicity: Black

Education: B.E., Electrical Engineering Major/Math, CS Minor, Vanderbilt University

About Kimberly's Work: 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 (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts

Watch & Discuss

Black Girls CODE works against the digital divide by introducing young girls of color into the technical field through workshops and programs.

  • The National Science Foundation has gathered statistics to discover who's working in STEM careers. Review this data and identify ways that Black Girls CODe is working to make a difference.

  • What groups make up the smallest number of people in science and engineering careers? Why might this be true?


Extension Activities

Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders; coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.