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March 27, 2017 AT 12:30 am

Kimberly Bryant #WHM17 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM

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Kimberly Bryant is the founder and CEO of Black Girls Code and was named as a 2013 Champion of Change.

From Black Girls Code:

Much has changed since my college days, but there’s still a dearth of African-American women in science, technology, engineering and math professions, an absence that cannot be explained by, say, a lack of interest in these fields. Lack of access and lack of exposure to STEM topics are the likelier culprits.

By launching Black Girls Code, I hope to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

That, really, is the Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.

Read more from Black Girls Code, Tech Crunch, Fast Company and check out the video above from TEDx Talks on YouTube


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