Dwana Franklin-Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Reboot Representation. She is a visionary, collaborative and compelling executive leading the Tech Coalition in closing the gender gap in tech by doubling the number of Black, Latinx, and Native American women earning bachelor’s degrees in computing by 2025.
Dwana joined Reboot Representation after 13 years at Mastercard, where she contributed to innovative, leading-edge efforts as a senior software engineer and as a project lead before ascending to senior leadership roles. She spent five and a half years in Vice President positions and has brought immense value as a leader, mentor, decision maker, and team member.
During that time, Dwana was a founding member of MasterCard’s Leveraging Employees of African Decent (LEAD) Business Resource Group, serving on its steering committee from 2008 – 2011. She also acted as the St. Louis Chapter President for the Black Data Processing Associates, which is focused on enabling the upward mobility of African Americans and other underrepresented groups in technology fields, for nearly two years. Dwana has a true passion for creating diverse environments and efforts because they lead to greater innovation.
Dwana holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University, a Master’s of Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Certificate in Project Management from Washington University.