Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing young girls of color to the field of technology and computer programming with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Bryant has spent more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies, such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. She serves on the National Champions Board for the National Girls Collaborative Project and the National Board of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance. In 2013, she was honored by the White House for her work in tech inclusion and her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls. Bryant has spoken on these topics at events such as TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, and SXSW. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Erna Schneider Hoover, Ph.D.
Erna Schneider Hoover was born in Irvington, New Jersey and graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey and from Wellesley College with a