Wiki Women: Kimberly Bryant
Today we are bringing you another episode of Wiki Women: Kimberly Bryant
Kimberly Bryant is an African American electrical engineer. Byant founded Black Girls Code, in 2011.
Black Girls Code is a training course that teaches basic programming concepts to black girls who are underrepresented in technology careers. Additionally, the organization offers programs in computer programming, coding, as well as website, robot, and mobile application-building.
African-American women make up less than 3% of the workforce in the tech industry and Black Girls Code fights to change and improve this percentage for the better- BGC has a major goal of teaching 1 million girls of color to code by 2040.
In 2014, Bryant was the recipient of Smithsonian Magazine's American Ingenuity Award for Social Progress.
As of this recording, BGC has reached more than 8,000 young women in 15 chapters around the world!
Interested? What to learn more? Know a little who is interested in STEM. Check out http://www.blackgirlscode.com/