Kimberly Bryant

African American electrical engineer

Kimberly Bryant (born January 14, 1967) is an American electrical engineer who worked in the biotechnology field at Genentech, Novartis Vaccines, Diagnostics, and Merck. In 2011, Bryant founded Black Girls Code, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing technology and computer programming education to African-American girls.

Bryant in 2016

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  • "Seeing my daughter, the next generation in the same type of space lacking diversity, was alarming to me".
  • "I really wanted to solve that problem and perhaps create a future for my daughter that would be a little bit different than mine".
  • "It’s our call as women who are in these male-dominated fields and have built their careers to reach back and teach the next generation".
  • "Technology inclusion is so important because the world is changing rapidly".
  • "I think it’s important for us to own our own stories as Black people and how we build".
  • "Long before I even envisioned any set structure for Black Girls Code, and I just had an idea, that was one of the first things I did, was to go and grab those URLs and they have always remained".

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