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December 22, 2011

Black Girls Code Tackles Tech Stereotypes | In America Blogs | CNN

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According to Stephanie Siek, CNN, 2011 “Kimberly Bryant knows what it is to yearn and to succeed. The electrical engineer and mobile health technology entrepreneur works for pharmaceutical giant Novartis and is in the midst of launching her own company.

But she also knows what it’s like to be “the only one” – the only woman, the only African-American.

That’s why Bryant started Black Girls Code, a volunteer organization in San Francisco that’s dedicated to teaching young girls of color about computer programming and technology. She hopes they will be better prepared to experience that yearning and success instead of loneliness and isolation. By giving them an early intro into the world of computing, she hopes they’ll see it as a potential career path.” Read more > http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/16/black-girls-code-tackles-tech-stereotypes/?hpt=us_t5