Dr. Ayanna Howard – Black History Month 2023 #BlackHistoryMonth
Back in 2016, Ebony Magazine interviewed Dr. Ayanna Howard. In 2013, she founded Zyrobotics, which included a suite of therapy and educational products for children with special needs.
If you’ve ever wondered what a Black woman roboticist looks like, shift your attention to Ayanna Howard, owner and chief technology officer of an Atlanta-based company called Zyrobotics.
Recognized as one of Business Insider’s 23 most powerful women engineers, Howard makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun and accessible for children with disabilities through educational apps, wireless toys and e-books.
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