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Ada Lovelace Society: Kimberly Bryant

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Interview with Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE

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The Ada Lovelace Society is back on Wednesday 15 December. In the third edition of this Felix series we take a deep dive into the work of Kimberly Bryant, the founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE.

After a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Kimberly Bryant founded non-profit organization Black Girls CODE. Motivated by her frustration over the domination of youth coding programs by white men, she was determined to create a space where her daughter and other young women of color could pursue their interests in STEM as well.

Through her organization, Kimberly Bryant aims to change the face of technology by introducing girls of color to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Her ultimate goal is closing the opportunity gap for Black women and girls and establishing equal representation in the tech sector.

Since 2011 Kimberly has helped Black Girls CODE grow from a local grassroots initiative serving only the Bay Area in San Francisco, to an international organization with fourteen chapters across the U.S. and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has currently reached over 10,000 students and continues to grow and thrive.

About Ada Lovelace Society

In the Ada Lovelace Society, we feature the outstanding work of female scientists from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Kimberly Bryant is the third STEM pioneer in this Felix series, which is named after the first coder in history, mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1856). Previous guests were Katleen Gabriels and Chris Kubecka. This edition, Kimberly Bryant will be present at Felix Meritis via our holographic display.

Covid Certificate

To attend this performance you need to have a Covid certificate. Because of this, the 1.5 meter distance does not have to be kept inside the theater. A Covid certificate can be proof of vaccination, recovery of corona, or a negative test (from the last 24 hours).Upon entering the theater, we will ask you to show your corona certificate (QR code) through the CoronaCheck-app or by showing a print out version through Don’t forget to bring your I.D. More information here.