The Women in Technology Virtual Chapter seeks to provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to women working in technology and opportunities for women within PASS to meet and network.

Women in Technology Luncheon Keynote 2014

Kimberly Bryant
Black Girls CODE

Thursday, November 6 - 11:45am - 1:15pm

WIT luncheon speaker Kimberly Bryant, an electrical engineer working in biotech, was inspired by her daughter in 2011 to launch the non-profit Black Girls CODE (BGC), with the mission of supporting and promoting the underrepresented female and African demographic (25% and 3%, respectively, in 2012) within the technology industry. BGC has grown to 3,000 students across 7 US states as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa, and received support from numerous companies both within and outside of the technology industry. Kimberly will be taking questions from the onsite audience and from Twitter during the Nov. 6 live-stream event, hosted by PASS’s WIT Chapter and sponsored by SQL Sentry.

“The motto of Black Girls CODE is ‘Imagine. Build. Create,’” Kimberly notes. “I can’t wait to share with the PASS WIT and data communities how we can all imagine a world where everyone is given the tools to succeed, and get even more data professionals involved in building ways for everyone to access information and create a new age of women and women of color in technology.”

Learn more about Black Girls Code:watch this MSNBC interview with Kimberly Bryant.

Watch the recording on PASS TV

The community reaction:

In addition to the formally invited bloggers many other community members have expressed their reactions to the 2014 WIT luncheon at Summit.  

Please take a few moment to read what they have to say, and check back, as additional links will be posted as they become available.

Grant Fritchey

Colleen Morrow

Erin Stellato

Tamera Clark

Donabel Santos




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