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Kimberly Bryant is the founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the face of technology by introducing underrepresented girls to the field of technology and computer science. Before founding Black Girls CODE, Kimberly enjoyed a successful 25+ year professional career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an engineering manager in a series of technical leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011 Black Girls CODE has grown from a local grassroots organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international nonprofit with chapters across the US and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Black Girls CODE has reached over 3,000 students and continues to grow and thrive. Kimberly was given the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service and honored by Business Insider on its list of “The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology" and named to The Root 100 and the Ebony Power 100 lists. In 2013 Kimberly was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls of color. She is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.