HighEdWeb is pleased to welcome our HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference opening keynote: Kimberly Bryant, Aspen Institute Fellow and founder of Black Girls CODE. Ms. Bryant (@6gems) is a biotechnology/engineering professional who has spent the last decade in a series of technical management roles for Fortune 100 companies. In 2011 she founded Black Girls CODE (@BlackGirlsCode ), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing girls of color to the field of technology and computer programming with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. The organization’s vision is to “increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.”
Certainly, Ms. Bryant’s work is crucial to building the future of our shared profession, and we look forward to learning from her on Monday, October 17 at HighEdWeb 2016 in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn.!