Black Girls Code Shows Off At EE 2013 A Week Before Launch

By Calvin Carter, University of Memphis Entrepreneurial Journalism Student Kimberley Bryant grew up in Memphis, but her startup, Black Girls Code, originated in San Francisco, where the biotechnology/engineering professional is currently based. The organization, which aims to teach young women of color ages 7 to 17 skills in computer programming and digital technology, has branched

Black Girls Code Coming Home To Memphis In January

Kimberly Bryant is an award winning social entrepreneur, technology junkie, an engineer by trade and a native Memphian. She relocated to Silicon Valley and now she’s launched a program that’s rolling out across the country. That program, Black Girls Code, promotes teaching coding and development to young African American Girls. Bryant describes the mission for

Memphis Native Kimberly Bryant Named To 25 Most Influential African Americans In Technology List

Business Insider published a great list this morning of the 25 most influential African American’s in technology. We were very pleased to find that native Memphian Kimberly Bryant, the founder and creator of Black Girls Code, was ranked number 19 on such an important list. Kimberly Bryant is an award winning social entrepreneur, technology junkie,

Cleveland’s Bad Girl Ventures Announces New Class Session And $25,000 Contest

Women in tech and women in startups are quickly becoming a big thing across the country. The Startup Conference, is featuring a panel called “Kick Ass Female Founders From Everywhere Else”. Women’s entrepreneurial initiatives are popping up all over the place as well, like Memphis’ Upstart Memphis. ¬†Even young women are seeing more opportunities

Study: Tomorrow’s Startup Founders Still Getting Bullied

The Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA) and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) released their latest survey results on bullying amongst grades school and high school age children. Apparently the memo that startup founders, nerds, geeks and programmers are cool hasn’t quite reached the halls of middle and high schools across the country. According to the study