Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt

@JenebaSpeaks

The 2018 Black Women in Tech to Follow On Twitter List

January 1st 2019

In 2018, if you wanted to know what was going on in the tech field in terms of inclusion, code newbies, and what underrepresented communities in tech were up to, you needed to look no further than these 200 phenomenal Black women!

Background: As many of you know, this annual list is a labor of love that I started curating in 2015, and published for the first time in 2016 as the 185 Black Women in Tech On Twitter to Follow.

I get no corporate funding or sponsorship or any other thing of monetary value for curating this list and so you know it is an unbiased resource.

Why Black Women? Since the first list was published three years ago, I’ve been asked why I only featured women on this list when the tech ecosystem is not inclusive of black men as well.

My answer: the list of 200 Black Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter was created out of a need to fill a specific and articulated void after I learned that Black Women were less than 1% of StartUp Founders receiving VC Capital (less than .02%), and in essence were located at the bottom of the totem pole and represented the least, much less than black men, white women, Asian American women and other marginalized groups. Not only did this group not receive funding, it was the least represented on the staffs of tech companies and virtually absent on other “who to follow” lists in tech. Out of exclusion comes a solution.

I wanted all to know that we’re here too and to make it easier to “find us”, offer a list of the group least represented to draw from so that could not longer be an excuse as to why we were not included.

I’m happy to note that since the initial list was published in 2016, many who were on it have gained their “Twitter Blue Check Mark” verification which, like it or not, is a marker of being an established account/brand on that platform.

I’ve also noticed many have branched out and moved out of tech, left the Twitter platform and as such, or stopped tweeting much, which is fine but which meant keep the resource relevant and accurate, it needed to be updated.

Why Twitter?

Why Not? Before it was the current President’s social media platform of choice to reach large audiences, it was a hub for getting up-to-the-minute news, information and updates on any and every topic, and as such, is still the best means of finding out what you need to know about any and everything, including diversity and inclusion in tech!

As stated before in a previous permeation of this list, unlike other social media platforms that may be a little more involved to navigate, Twitter feeds provide instant and quick resources and shared knowledge. Twitter is a great go-to source because active folks on that platform constantly share news, information, articles and events.

Therefore, it is also a great starting point for anyone who is putting together a conference, compiling a tech list or looking for a consultant or to diversify a team. The women on this list routinely, and some on a multiple-times a day basis, share insights, information, news, photos, resources, programs, and other initiatives that are about/or target diverse communities. Their tweets also provide insight into the very active and productive tech inclusion world.

There can no longer be the excuse that one “didn’t know they exist.”

Methodology

Selectees were chosen because they 1) have a non-private account; 2) share a variety of information, resources, links and events; 3) on an active basis; 4) that are not mainly self-promoting; 5) or automated tweets; 6) update their accounts regularly and often; and 7) tweet about tech, tech inclusion or tech-related content primarily; and 8) are doing pretty awesome things themselves in the field. Further, effort was put in place to ensure that those included were not accounts with the most following or who are already well celebrated but moreso women who are contributing to the collective effort to edify, educate and illuminate the online community of theirs and the contribution of many others.

Slow Start: In 2017, I recruited a small team (including Elen Awalom and PR Pro Xina Eilend) to help me pull off a little bigger list (we added 15 more to round it out to 200) and we were generously gifted a room at the Inclusive Innovation Incubator on the Howard University campus by its CEO and my good friend Aaron Saunders to present the honorees of that year’s list a certificate to commemorate the honor.

In 2018, personal obligations slowed down all of our collective progress but techie and avid Twitter user Shari Hunt jumped in to help keep the dream alive and thus,we were able to polish off this latest version before the folks in Hawaii celebrated the beginning of 2019! That was my goal! To get it done before year’s end! Somebody’s year end. Anybody’s! (laugh)

What’s New: This 2018 year of Honorees includes a lot more code newbies and active members of the Twitter community that are Millenials, many who are college students and young professionals, innovators and founders who are under 25!! We wanted to maintain a robust list of active users of this social media platform’s most informative, influential and engaging tweeters. We also added a few vets in the industry missing from past years’ lists.

What’s Not New: As usual you’ll find a cross section from developers to coders to EduTech evangelists to VC funders and mentors to BIG Tech alums and more!

FOLLOW ALL: If you are on Twitter, you can follow everyone on this list at once by following this Twitter List!

Without further ado, these were the most active and relevant voices in 2018:

A.

Abigail Joseph

@drabigailjoseph

Twitter Bio: Educator, artist, computer scientist, design thinker, STEM enthusiast looking to create, collaborate, innovate and institute meaningful social change. @edstoria

Adaora Udoji

@AdaoraUdoji

Twitter Bio: #EmergingTech #Investors #StartupsAdjunct @ITP #Adviser @thevraraNYC@NEWINC #Mentor @TheOpEdProject#EIR @WeWork #obscenelyCURIOUS

Adepeju Jaiyeoba

@pjlalah

Twitter Bio:Founder @brownbutton_org&Mother’s Delivery Kit|2018 Prince of Wales Sustainability Entrepreneur|Queen of England Points of Light Awardee| @washfellowship Fellow

Aerica Shimizu Banks

@erikashimizu

Twitter Bio: Type A personality, Type B aspirations. Thoughts and feels my own.

Afrohacker

@Afrohacker

Twitter Bio: #WIT | Software Eng | Data Sci | Food connoisseur | Sports fan | Sorting hat put me in Slytherin mostly bcos I write Python

Aisha Bowe

@arbowe

Twitter Bio:Co-Founder and CEO at @STEMBoard a technology solutions company, closing the achievement gap.

Amanda Spann

@amandaspann

Twitter Bio: PR Girl Turned App Founder. Formerly of @TiphubAfrica and Blerdology. Business Insider’s 30 under 30 Women in Tech #FSU#Hoya #904

April Speight

@VogueandCode

Twitter Bio: Python developer + 80s/90s pop culture aficionado I talk to computers for fun + make cool things in Illustrator I also made fetch happen

Ananda Leeke

@anandaleeke

Twitter Bio: #Mindfulness+Creativity+Tech: High achievers & orgs hire me to help them live, work & use tech mindfully! Mindfulness TeacherAuthorArtistDigital Strategist

Andrea Evans, Esq.

@EvansIPLaw

Twitter Bio: Intellectual Property Attorney — #Patent, #Trademark and #Copyright Law/ 2014 White House STEM Champion of Change

Angela Benton

@ABenton

Twitter Bio:Tech Pioneer. Founder of 1st accelerator for Minorities @NewMEAccel. Also: Author. Cancer Survivor. Mom.

Anie Akpe

@AnieAkpe

Twitter Bio: Founder @IBOMLLC@innov8tivmag covering #BlacksInTech in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa. Currently working on @NetWorqApp — @AfricanWIT

Aniyia Williams

@operaqueenie

Twitter Bio: founder of @tinselwear. inventor. creator. musician. hair magician. changing the game via @bbfounders and @sexandstartups. mommy. wifey of @polotek. that’s me.

Anissa Thompson

@anissat

Twitter Bio: @CSUDHExtendedEd #SocialMedia | #Web#Developer | @WebCert Trainer/Instructor • #Adobe UGM @lawebprosgroup • Speaker • #Yeshua(Jesus)

Ariel Ash-Shakoor

@2AsquaredTwitter

Twitter Bio:#BiomedicalEngineer specializing in cardiovascular devices | #BlackAndSTEM#WomeninSTEM l Culture x STEM = My TL

Arielle Hale

@NerdNomadMom

Twitter Bio: Afro-Brasileira. Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur. Pisces. Rootworker. Data Sci, DevOps, Cyber Sec. Silas’ Mom. #DigitalNomad #BlackTechTwitter

Arlan Hamilton

@ArlanWasHere

Twitter Bio: GAY. Founder @Backstage_Cap@ProjectCoverOrg @BootstrappedVC& @modernlword Subject of S7 @podcaststartup Fangirl @GeneralHospital I@queergermangirl

Arlyne Simon, Ph.D

@ArlynSimonePhD

Twitter Bio: Biochemical Engineer • #Inventor • Children’s Book Author: #AbbyInventsavail. @amazon#STEM advocate • BSc @GeorgiaTech • PhD @UMich@SCBWImember #kidlit

Ashley Mosley Dickens

@AshMosley

Twitter Bio: Formerly @Twitter. Just wrapped up a year traveling across Sub-Saharan Africa with @rosiedickens.

Ashley Nelson-Hornstein

@ashleynh

Twitter Bio: iOS Engineer. Conference Speaker. Blogger. Making http://beacon.party

Ayori Selassie

@iAyori

Twitter Bio: AI, Engineer, Writer, Selfpreneur, Ethics http://TheSelfpreneur.com | http://LifeModel.co | #AI#MachineLearning #LifeModelDesign#ThinkDontSqueeze

B.

Bari A. Williams

@BariAWilliams

Twitter Bio: Tech Esq. + Ops | @StubHub + @Facebook alum | D&I/Equity advocate | Asker of why | Around the way etiquette lover | #TownBusiness | Cal Alum | Views = mine.

B. Laurie

@beLaurie

Twitter Bio: | professional smiler — tech obsessed — experience curator — follower of Jesus — Haitian | alum: @Pinterest @a16z @CODE2040 @LinkedIn@StartupAmerica @HowardU |

Beatrix House

@BeaLearnsCode

Twitter Bio: The Mountains beatrixhouse.com

Black Female Founders

@BFFEmpire

Twitter Bio:#BFF is a global membership organization, community, and movement for women-led tech ventures and female tech leaders throughout the Black Diaspora.

Black Girls Code

@BlackGirlsCode

Twitter Bio: Our goal is to empower young women of color ages 7–17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.

Black Girl Geeks

@BlackGirlGeeks

Twitter Bio: Geekified account to @blackgirlnerds. Geekin is not a game. If you’re nerdy & you know it clap your hands.

Brandeis Marshall

@csdoctorsister

Twitter Bio: Computer Scientist by training. College Professor by occupation. Diversifying the academy. Thoughts are mine. #BlackComputing #DataScienceEducation

Brittney Ball

@Bri_toe-knee

Twitter Bio: Software Engineer at @Skookum | Organizer for the CLT chapter of @GirlDevelopIt | Lover of @JavaScript | My views are my own.

Briana M. Ford

@BMExplainsItAll

Twitter Bio: Digital marketing strategies and solutions for entrepreneurs. Web + Social + Conversations. Founder: @brianamford. @evernote Community Leader.

Brit Fitzpatrick

@BritFitzpatrick

Twitter Bio: no luck, only grace • Amex 50 under 40 • tech entrepreneur • mentoring maven • Program Manager @hill7org • Louisville born, @HowardU bred

Brown Girls Tech

@BrownGirlsInTech

Twitter Bio: We empower & connect brown girls by preparing them with the skills/resources to start a career in tech, build a startup and/or pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

C.

Camille Eddy

@NikkyMill

Twitter Bio: 24. Engineering. Intersectionality. Design. formerly @nvidia, Google X and @hplabs// Read my articles on the web, LinkedIn, Medium, and http://hellocami.com

Camille Hearst

@camillionz

Twitter Bio: entertainment, tech, & design-loving @Stanford alum. spent my early days at @iTunes, @YouTube, @Google. now, co-founder & ceo at http://kit.com : @hashtagkit

Candace Hicks

@candace2xs_

Twitter Bio: Program Manager @ Microsoft. Creator & Innovator. IG: Candace2xs_

Candi Castleberry

@Candi

Twitter Bio: Intersectionality +Diversity +Culture @Twitter #IWillDoMyPart to make our world a better place for ALL — w/ALL of our differences Me. We. Us. The World.

Candice Morgan

@Candice_MMorgan

Twitter Bio: Head inclusion & diversity strategist @Pinterest. Cross-cultural business psychologist. Pronouns: she/her. Views = mine.

CarlyAnn Fergus

@CarlyAnnFergus

Director of @XRCLabs Fashion | Retail | Innovation | Tech | Startups Boards: @Opp_Net Advisory Boards: @cfda Elaine Gold Launch Pad Featured in: @Forbes + @WWD

Charlene Brown, MD

@DrCharleneBrown

Twitter Bio: Public health doc, social entrepreneur. Founder/CEO of @ReciproCareJobs@harvardmed #prevmed #seniorcare#caregiverlife #workforce #socent Views my own.

Cheryl Contee

@ch3ryl

Twitter Bio: geek + good = inspirational innovation — CEO of Do Big Things. My full time job = proud mama of a toddler!

Chidera Je-Ni

@dera_jo

Twitter Bio: proudly Igbo | JavaScript motherhen| nodeJs student| not-so-average average girl | game lover|…oyirinneya

Christina Morillo

@divinetechygirl

Twitter Bio: Cloud-Identity-Security @azuread@Microsoft // Co-Leading @wisporg NYC // Techie since the 99s & 2000s//Native// CoF @wocintechchat

Cindy Onyekwelu

@InnovateWhat

Twitter Bio: I love #Inspiration & I’m a #FirstGen #BlackGrad #Tech #influencer learning how to make the world a better place than I found it! #BlackTechTwitter #Thankful

Corvida Raven

@corvida

Twitter Bio: Internationally known for speaking technology in plain English | Path: ATP, TED, Intel, ReadWrite, Chevrolet/GM, etc.

Cynthia Gale Manor

@CynthiaManor

ART + TECH • Digital Artist, Poet & IT Professional/SQL Coder in Austin TX • UT Grad • ACC Programming Student * 50+ & Lovin’ It @colors_africa@anointed_design

D.

Darnèle Adhemar

@Darlene91

Twitter Bio: Software Engineer || Lifelong learner || IBMer || Reader || Traveler || Food lover also sleeper .https://github.com/Darnele91

DeShuna Spencer

@DeShuna

Twitter Bio: Founder/CEO of @kweliTV | Lung cancer advocate | Living on purpose | “My Umi says shine your light on the world.”

Divinity Matovu

@divinitymatovu

Twitter Bio: Program Manager @ Lyft | Alum @Wharton@USC Opinions are my own

E.

Ebony Hicks

@EbonyBHicks

Twitter Bio: Founder & CEO @browngirlsntech, @browngirlscode1 | #entrepreneur, #cybersecurity, #browngirlcoder | Web Designer ^ @Apple Teacher ^ | #STEAMGirl | #byhisgrace

Emmie Lewis-Briggman

@emmieglewis

Twitter Bio: God First, Mommy of 5, Wife, Solution Architect & Software Engineer, Tech Lead, CSM, CSD, GA Tech

Erica Baker

@Erica Joy

Twitter Bio: she/her/hers | Engineering Manager | Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. -Rumi

Ericka Mabion

@3TrailsMabion

Twitter Bio: innovation, creativity and change. Google/Scratch/Code.org Certified Educator. 2x TOY. K-8 STEM teacher, wife, mother and friend. Blogger Self/EdTech Team.

Erin Horne McKinney

@erinhmckinney

Twitter Bio: Managing Partner of Inclusion @JumpStartInc, Founder @BFFFempire & @KissIntelapp — #techpolicy#entrepreneur #intrapreneur #visionary#gamechanger #redlips

Erin Teague

@ErinTeague

Twitter Bio: building AR + VR products @youtube | previously @yahoo & @twitter | @harvard, @umengineering & @eecsatmi alumna | working hard to make my ancestors smile!

Evelyn Namara

@enamara

Twitter Bio: Tech Entrepreneur | Pan Africanist | Passionate about Tech, Innovation, Tech Policy | @mipad100 honoree

F.

Felicia Hatcher

@FeleciaHatcher

Twitter Bio:Entrepreneur|Author|Mom | White House 2014 Champion of Change} Co-Founder of @CodeFeverMiami & @blacktechweek& retired Chief Popsicle of @FeverishMiami|

G.

Genma Stringer Holmes

@bugact

Twitter Bio a highly-recognized and award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, Media Influencer, and Editor-in-Chief. Owner of Holmes Pest Control, Executive Producer of Living Your Best Life Radio, and the Editor-in-Chief of GSH Media. Visit www.genmaholmes.com IG @bugsact

Gift Egwuenu

@lauragift21

Twitter Bio: making the web accessible and Photography. Co-organizer @ConcatenateConf, Chapter Lead @vuevixensNG

Gloria Kimbwala

@gkimbwala

Twitter Bio: Developer, Speaker, Mom. #codecamp and #womeng at @Square #womenintech#diversityintech #wocinTech #minorities

H.

Hadiyah Mujhid

@hadiyahdotme

Twitter Bio: Software Engineer + Startup Aficionado. Co-founded @blackfounders, @hbcutostartup, and sw agency Playpen Labs (http://playpenlabs.com ). UMES alum

Heather Faison

@HeatherFaison

Twitter Bio: Girls advocate using tech to accelerate change. @HowardU grad. Hella gay. DC Oakland RDU

I.

Idalin Bobe

@IdalinBobe

Twitter Bio: Founder http://TechActivist.Org • Nat’l Edu Team for #PoorPeoplesCampaign • Organizer of @Tech_Intersect a conf for #WOC • Former #BlackGirlsCODE #ThoughtWorks

Ijeoma S. Nwatu

@ijeomasnwatu

Twitter Bio: social & strategy consultant. current: @recnparks prev: @colorcommntwk@sbagov @hzdg @cityyearphilly@StartupInstNYC. matthew 5:5.

Isa Watson

@Isadwatson

Twitter Bio: founder, ceo @withyoursquad. @Inc 30 under 30. ex organic chemist @pfizer. also ex @JPMorgan. MIT, Cornell and HU grad. pianist. classic INTJ.

J.

Jaid Barrett

@jaidbarrett

Twitter Bio: InfoSec Professional | Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, InfoSec & Tech Lover | University of South Florida Alum | STEM | eCommerce | Jamaican | Views Are My Own

Jaleesa Trapp

@JaleesaT

Twitter Bio: Revolutionary Educator UW alum (@hcdeuw) Currently a grad student at the MIT @medialab

Jamie Broadnax

@JamieBroadnax

Twitter Bio: Blogger. Nerd. Billionaire. Just kidding. Founder and editor-at-large @blackgirlnerds Freelance writer. @criticschoice and #BFCC member

@JaffaCakeStudio

Twitter Bio: Aspiringio: Front End Developer + Mom + Gamer + Trekkie + Musician = A well rounded and often eccentric woman!

Janet Ikpa

@jikpapa

Twitter Bio: Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @Hired_HQ | Join us http://hrd.cm/2mwDu61 | Past @Twitter @Google@UofCalifornia | @UCSantaBarbara & @IUBloomington Alum

Jasmine Anderson

@techtravelcode

Twitter Bio: | Shopify Partner + CTO | Purchase my “Learn Liquid with Shopify” ebook below | Views are my own | Business Inquires: jasmine@livehomebase.co

Jay Jay Ghatt

@jenebaspeaks

Twitter Bio: #Blerd|EIC at http://Jenebaspeaks.com ; @TechyayaBlog @JJBraids; #ParentingPro @Bellyitch; Creator: #200BWTech; @HackerNoon Contributor: RadioShowHost @DCRadio

Jenna Wortham

@jennydeluxe

Twitter Bio: Black Bill Gates in the making. Staff writer @NYTMag & co-host of Still Processing. Co-author of “Black Futures” with Kimberly Drew, One World 2019 ⦇|| ⬘ ||⦈

Jessica O. Matthews

@jessomatt

Twitter Bio: Inventor/Entrepreneur/Social Scientist. Fndr & CEO, Uncharted Power. Believer in all things authentic, disruptive and empowering.

Jessica Williams

@techbizgirl

Twitter Bio: Writer. Speaker. CareerCoach @GA_Chicago. #sidehustler. #jesspickscurator. http://bit.ly/jesspicks

Jewel Burks Solomon

@jewelmelanie

Twitter Bio: saved by grace • currently @Amazon • founder of @Partpic • board member @goodienation @harvarddcdp@howardu alumna • former EIR @google• opinions are my own

Jewell Scott

@JewellJScott

Twitter Bio: Web developer. Practitioner. E-book reader. Asking questions and learning stuff. I saw Black Panther for Shuri.

Jotaka Eaddy

@JotakaEaddy

Twitter Bio: Connecting DC & Silicon Valley.Head of Gov Affairs @LendUpCredit, Board @NateParkerFdn, Fmr Sr. Advisor @NAACP#DiversityinTech #politics#fintech — My Tweets

Joycelyn James

@jfjamesesq

Twitter Bio: Advocate for diversity & inclusion in all things media, tech & STEM related. RT not endorsement. Proud Howard Bison in the Capital of Inclusive Innovation.

Juliana Rotich

@afromusing

Twitter Bio: Make, fix, help others. WEF Young Global Leader, Co-founded @BRCKnet@Ushahidi + I serve on a couple of boards. Views expressed here are mine

Jumoke Dada

@jumokedada

Twitter Bio: Technologist. Strategist. Philanthropist. Writer @SignatureRED | @TechWomenWork | @HUETechSummit | @ForbesWomen

K.

Karama Horne

@theblerdgurl

Twitter Bio: @SYFYWire Contributing Editor | Podcaster | Writer | Consultant @tiylandcreative Co-Host @theradicalgeeks #blerd #geek #nerd#magicalblackgirl

Kamilah Taylor

@kamilah

Twitter Bio: somethin new @theswaayapp•Prev iOS @LinkedIn, robotics @WolframResearch @IllinoisCS•Founding Advisor @TechBeachRtrt•Harry Potter+Star Trek•#WomenInTechBook

Kat Calvin

@KatCalvinLA

Twitter Bio: Founder @SpreadTheVoteUS and @ProjectIDUS. @fastcompany 100 most creative in business. Insta and Medium @katcalvinla. Bravery is contagious. Dracarys.

Kathryn Finney

@KathrynFinney

Twitter Bio: Founder @SpreadTheVoteUS and @ProjectIDUS. @fastcompany 100 most creative in business. Insta and Medium @katcalvinla. Bravery is contagious. Dracarys.

Kaya Thomas

@kthomas901

Twitter Bio: iOS developer @slackhq. created @wereadtooapp, mobile directory of #kidlit #YAlit written by PoC. @dartmouthalumna.

Keirsten Brager

@KeirstenBrager

Twitter Bio: Lead Security Engineer in critical infrast. Speaker. Author: Secure The InfoSec Bag: Six Figure Career Guide for Women

Kellee James

@Ksemaj

Twitter Bio: Markets. Data. Organic & non-GMO agriculture. What else is there?

Kellee Massey

@jazzchica

Twitter Bio: Developer, queer, poly, geeky, bookish, blerd, creative, studying Judaism. KKΨ Life Member. @itp_nyu ‘19

Kelley O. Cambry

@MissKelleyOhh

Twitter Bio: Nulli Secunda. CEO of @paigeandpaxtonand @BlueStudios_io #STEM #Education, #vegan chef, marketer, @EmileCambry’s wife. My story: https://youtu.be/hn2k5FjQZkU .

Kelli Nikole

@kellinikole

You can see the fire in my eyes when I speak. | Co-Founder @fromnapwithlove | CEO/Founder @Be_NimbleCo | For the Culture @Givelify

Kenya Allmond

@kenya

Twitter Bio: gadget girl, tech tamer, arts aficionada, #STEM supporter, wanton wanderer, vivacious volunteer, photograph flaunter, lighthouse lover, @udcnasalumni@gwalumni

Kesha Williams

@KeshaWillz

Twitter Bio: Software Engineering Manager | TED Speaker | Alexa Champion | Author | #AdaAwards17 Winner | Founder @ColorsOfSTEM | Creator of @iamsam_tech | @InfoQ Editor

Khalia Braswell

@KhaliaBraswell

Twitter Bio: Founder/Executive Director of @INTechCamp • Alum of @CSCNCSU & @UNCC & Apple, Inc• #DST #NSBE#NCWIT

Dr. Kia Turner Ed.D

@firedup_Teacher

Full time Professor. FOREVER TEACHER. Author. Advocate. Speaker. Host @firedup_podcast Subscribe to The Fired Up Teacher’s Podcast on Spotify and iTunes!

Kiki Oniwende

@KiKiOniwinde

Twitter Bio: God | Founder @bypnetworkapp — connecting black talent globally | @SkyUKScholar | @Google #poctech ambassador | #TeamGB #FloridaGators Athlete | @WEFShaper

Kimberly Bryant

@6Gems

Twitter Bio: Founder @BlackGirlsCode ~ White House Champion of Change ~ Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award #MakeYourMark http://bit.ly/2KhwdzM

Kim Crayton

@KimCrayton1

Twitter Bio: #causeascene the strategic disruption of the status quo n tech organizations communities & events | @causeascenePod | @causeasceneConf | @causeasceneAll She/Her

Kisha M. Richardson

@kisharichardson

Twitter Bio: Engineer | Educator | Entrepreneur

Korin Reid

@korinreid

Twitter Bio: Data Scientist, @forbes 30 under 30 2017, @GeorgiaTech PhD, Writer @forthdistrict, Believer

Kristen Smith

@theblacktechie

Twitter Bio: Pivoting to the next chapter in my #techjourney. I speak, teach, & sports. From #Bmore2ATL. I’m just tryin to make my momma proud!

Kristy Tillman

@KristyT

Twitter Bio: Director, Global Workplace Design @SlackHQ / Former @IDEO / Helped create @humanutility / Alumna @FAMU_1887

Kyra Stephen

@KyStephen

Twitter Bio: 22. Toronto . Prev @chaptersindigo Developer @UoftComputer Science Student. @nsbeuoftPresident . @techsparkcanadaeducator.

Laura Weidman Powers

@laurawp

Twitter Bio: My full time hobby: traveling. My part time gig: EIR @newmediaventure. Fmr @Code2040 @WHOSTP44@NewAmericaCA @EchoingGreen@Stanford @Harvard.

Lauren Days

@unikornInTech

Twitter Bio: World Traveler | Multipassionate Unicorn | Full Stack Developer to BE | #TCC

Lindsey C. Holmes

@lindseycholmes

Twitter Bio: #Futurist, #Usability Strategist in #Mktg#Tech & #Productivity, #CryptoCurrencyInvestor/ Expert #Evernote Certified Consultant, #BrandInfluencer, #ΔΣΘ

Lisa Mae Brunson

@MissLisaMae

Twitter Bio: Founder @wonderwomentech#diversity #inclusion • 2016 40 under 40 • Social Innovator • Wonder Women Hacks • Hacks 4 Humanity • Speaker • Author • Commissioner

Lisa Leid

@Digitalnista

Twitter Bio: I blog for @innov8tivmag. #Founder of @Techncolor I’m passionate about #Social, #Digital and all things #Tech co organizer of Women of #Wordpress NYC #meetup

Dr. Lisa T. Richardson

@DrLisaWP

Twitter Bio: I build platforms that help people learn, grow, and play together. Mom. Foodie. Manga+Anime otaku.

Lola Odelola

@lolaodelola

Twitter Bio:@blackgirltech’s mum, published poet, coder, wanderer, wonderer & anti-cheesecake activist. i am not my hair nor my employer

Luckie Daniels

@LuckieIsHappy

Twitter Bio: Social Media Linguist. Blogger. Tweeter. Artist. Designer. GEEK. Strategist. PM Mobile Rock Star. Girl In Tech. Advocate. Mom ~ A Happy Go Luckie kinda gal!:-)

Luvvie Ajayi

@iLuvvit

Twitter Bio: NYTimes Best-Selling Author of I’M JUDGING YOU. http://ImJudgingYouBook.com . Speaker. Branding Strategist. Host: @RantsRandomness podcast.

Lynn D. Johnson

@lynneluvah

Twitter Bio: Senior Editor @admonsters. Advisor @gokliq @bluurpinc. Adjunct @SUNYEmpireLabor. Formerly @WaggedHK @RGA @the_ARF@FastCompany. Tweets = my own.

M.

Maci Peterson

@MaciPeterson

Twitter Bio: Jesus is my #1. Because of Him, I can. Co-Founder & CEO @onsecondthought; @Inc 30 Under 30, @BBC100Women, @WBJOnline 40 Under 40, @EYAccelerating Entrepreneurs

Mame Damey

@MameSays

Twitter Bio: Web Developer + Founder of Fashion +Tech Blog — Mame’ Says

Mandy Bowman

@OBWSapp

Twitter Bio: The largest directory of Black-owned businesses. Download the OBWSapp! info@officialblackwallstreet.com

Maurita Coley

@MauritaColey

Social impact executive working at the intersection of media, telecom, tech and multicultural opportunity. Former law partner and media industry executive.

Marcia Wade Talbert

@TheTechGyrl

Twitter Bio: Organic Social Lead @CDWcorp | Content Mkt Enthusiast | Former Sr. Editor @EdTech_K12 and Journalist | Tweets are my own. Also follow my alter ego @newsgyrl

Maria D. Smith

@codegirl3

Twitter Bio: Geek, Co-Founder Stem-Nastics, LLC / Gigabyte Magazine, Computer Science, Programming Web Developer Tech Evangelist, Mother & Wife http://blackwomentech.com/

Mariah Lichtenstern

@lightedstar

Twitter Bio: Founder @DiverseCityV & @CINESHARES| @Founding SV Grad & SacTown Managing Director | @Cal_SEED | @UCLAVentures | @USC Mafia | @CalBear | #Impact | #INFJ |

Marieme Jamme

@mjamme

Twitter Bio: Global Keynote Speaker | Goalkeeper @UNICEF @gatesfoundation | Founder @i_amtheCODE @spot1global@africagathering @Jjiguenetech| @yglvoices @idea_award

Marjy Guery

@msguery

Twitter Bio: Admin + WordPress support for SBOs • #WomeninTech #BlackTwitterinTech — self-learning JS + ReactJS • Future Pentester • She/Her/Sis • All #BlackLivesMatter

Marlo Rencher

@marlorencher

Twitter Bio: Mom. Wife. Entrepreneur. Anthropologist. Committed to diverse technology entrepreneurship.

Mary Henrye

@Mary_Henrye

Twitter Bio: Making everyday a better version of myself. #DigitalStrategist #cybersecurity#YumishGM

Mary Pryor

@msmarypryor

Twitter Bio: Social / Cannabis Marketer / Fitness Lover / Reiki Practitioner / Writer (My opinions are my own) Detroit born and bred.

Megan Rose Dickey

@meganrosedickey

Twitter Bio: Senior reporter @TechCrunch Co-host of TC Mixtape https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ctrl-t/id1317432118?mt=2 …Pronouns: she/her/hers

Melanie Araujo

@melarauj0

Twitter Bio: product designer @facebook. design mentor @a16z. founder @joinfrontcenter.

Melissa Bradley

@bradleyml

Twitter Bio: social impact fanatic, co-founder @sidecarfinance, professor @msbgu, partner @1863ventures & @venturewdc, founder @newcapitalist, serial entrepreneur, mother

Mercedes Bent

@mercebent

Twitter Bio: @StanfordGSB MBA student. Formerly summer VC @OwlVC and @UploadVR@GA @GoldmanSachs @Harvard#Alwayscurious #JeepGirl #Blerd

Michele Henry

@michele_henry

Twitter Bio: @Workday HCM & Financials || #MigratoryNotes || @VAtech and @USCMBA alum || #WomeninTech

Michelle Colon

@MichelleWebDev

Twitter Bio: Web Dev transitioning to Prod Mgmt | Volunteer @gdiphilly | STEMinist | Sometimes Writer | FRIENDS quoter | #100DaysOfCode | #ReactJS | #ProductManagement

Misan Iwere

@Misan_iwere

Twitter Bio: @UofT CS Student | Web Developer @UofTHatchery | Vice President @nsbeuoft | Coding Educator @techsparkcanada | Incoming Software Engineer @SR_

Monique Woodard

@MoniqueWoodard

Twitter Bio: VC — In the lab // Founder @blackfounders Former: @500Startups. Investor @Blavity @OSchoolLive@MentedCosmetics @CourtBuddy

Morgan DeBaun

@MorganDeBaun

Twitter Bio: CEO + Founder of @Blavityinc. @afrotech@shadowandact @21ninety @blavity and @travelnoire #hustlesmart — email us here: team@blavity.com

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Nancy Douyon

@NancyDoyon

Twitter Bio: User Experience Lead, Global Innovator, Speaker

Netia McCray

@netiamccray

Twitter Bio: Founder and Executive Director of @Mbadika. MIT Graduate. Global Citizen. African American. Entrepreneur. Dreamer and Doer of Impossible Things

Nichelle McCall

@Michelle_McCall

Twitter Bio: #Startup Strategist, #CEO of @BOLDGuidance, #Tech #Entrepreneur, #Speaker, Serial Entrepreneur, Lover of Ice Cream, Fries, and my Godbabies #boldstartups

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee

@drturnerlee

Twitter Bio: research fellow, author, tech enthusiast, policy nerd, social scientist, social entrepreneur, innovator, and change agent

Nicole Tinson

@Nikki_T

Twitter Bio: Founder & CEO of #HBCU20x20 Diversity & Inclusion Advocate. Strategist at Art Sound. #MyDU + #Yale. Humble Diva Changing the World 1913.

Nikita T. Mitchell

@NikitaTMitchell

Twitter Bio: Infinitely curious business strategist, speaker, and writer. Tech employee by day. Editor of @abovebottomline by night. Subscribe: http://abovethebottomline.com

Nsenga Burton

@Ntellectual

Twitter Bio: Founder & EIC @TheBurtonWire. NU/NYU/UPENN/USC alum. Professor. Writer. Thinker. Doer. Views expressed are mine. Retweets-not so much. 1908

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Ofure Ukpebor

@Aufuray

Twitter Bio: Girl. Coder. Mentor. Living every moment Coram Deo.

Omosola Odetunde

@omosolatweets

Twitter Bio: Interim CTO at http://legalos.io // prev eng @clue, @shopify, @kpcbfellows, etc // @Stanford CS ‘13,’14 // Dig gymnastics, languages, lettering, people & justice

Omo Jumille

@omojumiller

Twitter Bio: Human and machine intelligence data person. Advises startups in that space. | Builds ML products @Github | Ex @Google | @Cal PhD | #Naija | Opinions mine.

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Pariss Athena

@ParissAthena

Twitter Bio: Front End Development is what I doWriter•Actress•Film maker•Clever short person sprinkled with sugar, spice & impulse is who I am♟

Patricia Edwards

@TRiiSHE

Twitter Bio: CEO/Founder http://xisglobal.co @NSBEDC -PR & Publications Chair + #Blockchain/Crypto ✎ +DEV #futurist#innovator #strategist #media#DisruptTheDivide

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Qiana Patterson

@Q_i_a_n_a

Twitter Bio: Proving that there is no conflict between doing well by doing good in the world — one ride out a time with @hopskipdrive | Alum of @USC MBA | @UW | @UCLA

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Rashida Prattis

@RashidaDesigner

Twitter Bio: Design thinking about lots of stuff: products, services, interactions, systems. Very tall.

Rasheeda M. Yehuza

@rasheedayehuza

Twitter Bio: Software Engineering | http://Web.Mobile.Data | Engineer @wayfair | Founder @nasaratech

Rebecca Enonchong

@africatechie

Twitter Bio: Founder CEO @AppsTech @iospacesboards:@Afrilabs @Activspaces@ABANangels @cameroonangels@SalesforceOrg @African_Media@i_amthecode #Team237et

Regina Honu

@ragyare

Twitter Bio: @SoronkoF,@Techneedsgirls,@SoronkoAcademy Fellow at @Ashoka@WashFellowship,@AspenNewVoices,Featured @CNNAfricanstart. http://www.soronkoacademy.com

Rizell Bob

@RizelBobb

Twitter Bio: #blacktechtwitter Software Developer @vesonnautical Boston University student. @hack_diversity @code2040@hubspot @resilientcoders @skillist@mltorg @formlabs

Rushaine McBean

@copasetickid

Twitter Bio: Software Engineer @kickstarter; @manhattan_js & @empirejs co-organizer, Music fanatic, DJ, Guitarist, NY Native with some Cali in my heart. IG: copasetickid

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Sabrina Hersi Issa

@beingbrina

Twitter Bio:Technology x Journalism x Human Rights. VC, lead @beboldmedia, champion survivors @survivorfund. organizing @peoplesiftar. Go before you’re ready. #EYL40

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Safia Abdalla

@captainsafia

Twitter Bio: I make open source on @nteractio, write a lot, and co-host @bookbytesfm and @JSPartyFM. Dream big and follow through even bigger.

Sahra Mohamed

@SahraXYZ

Twitter Bio: Building @skinmamaco on @HatchEnterprise | Tinkerr @whatfooddid |Impact Data @thisisysys|ex:Data Scientist @TechNation@nesta_uk @NHS |MSc Adv Med Imaging @UCL

Sarah Williams

@NerdyAndNatural

Twitter Bio: CEO and Founder of SLW Digital |#WordPressWednesday and #HeyDevs | I make magic with WordPress

Saron Yitbarek

@saronyitbarek

Twitter Bio: CEO + Founder @CodeNewbies. I wore a t-shirt to my wedding. Developer. Podcaster. Ethiopian. Host #CommandLinePod @redhat IG: saronyitbarek

Scooter Phoenix

@ScooterPhoenix

Twitter Bio: Windows & Linux. Dev in training. SPIN instructor, to learn stuff. Tweets show growth #100daysofcode #CodeNewbie

Shasha-Shae Shaw

@afroniquely

Twitter Bio: I love Jesus! @love316m | #WebDesigner#oxygenbuilder @FreshMedley » https://fmedley.com/FMDStudio | #NaturalHair@texturedgirl

Shari Hunt

@ShariHunt

Twitter Bio: Tech • Arts • Nonprofits

Sharon Adongo

@Shadongo

Twitter Bio:Techie | Co-Founder @UwaziConsulting|@YouthActionNet Fellow | Afro-Optimist | Tea Addict

Shauna Stuart

@Shauna Reporter

Twitter Bio: Bomb graffiti on the tomb of Nefertiti. Social + Features at @aldotcom. Culture, food, and spirits writer. #PoynterNABJLeaders ‘16

Sheena Allen

@whoisSheena

Twitter Bio: TECH • THE ARTS • MEDIA • other dope tings | CEO @GoCapWay x @SheenaAllenApps | MINDFULL

Shemika Lamare

@Slamare15

Twitter Bio: Data Enthusiast | Speaker | Oozing Black Girl Magic | @BlackComputeHerFellow @HRDAG Data Science Fellow #blacktechtwitter

Shelly Bell

@iamshellybell

Twitter Bio: Founder- |@Google Digital Coach DC | the B in LGBTQ | world domination in progress | Speaker, Builder, Techie #shellyspeaks

Sherrell Dorsey

@Sherrell_Dorsey

Twitter Bio: Tech writer raised on MS DOS + 2Pac. Bylines at @FastCoExist @NextCityOrg @CityLab | Founder of daily black tech newsletter @_theplugdaily

Sherri L. Smith

@misssmith11

Twitter Bio: Tech and games journalist with a passion for good food and better drink. Got a tech or gaming question? I’m your woman.

Shontavia Johnson

@ShontaviaEsq

Twitter Bio: Comments on & critiques pop culture. Knows something about law, innovation & entrepreneurship. Founder of @SCOpportunity

Sian Morson

@sianamoy

| Twitter Bio: Innovating @ the intersection of art & technology.

Sibyl Edwards

@saedwards

Twitter Bio: Digital Art Director and Designer and Evangelist for socially-conscious design, marketing and technology.

Shireen Mitchell

@digitalsista

Twitter Bio: Serial Founder, speaker, author, thought igniter in diversity, tech, media & politics http://digitalsista.me/about {ALWAYS working on changing things

Stacy Brown-Philpot

@sbp04

Twitter Bio: CEO @TaskRabbit. Passionate about supporting young women in tech. Consumer products enthusiast. Mom. Detroit native

Starr Rocque

@Starr_Rocque

Twitter Bio: Writer. Digital Content Creator. Gryffindor/Ravenclaw. Professional Tweeter (Seriously). Author: ‘Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted’ on Amazon!

Stephanie Humphrey

@TechLifeSteph

Twitter Bio: Tech-life expert @HarryTV, @GMA, @fox29philly, @NewsOne | Click the link for info about my #socialmedia seminar for #students or my online course for #parents!

Stephanie Lampkin

@stephaneurial

Twitter Bio: Travel Addict, Adventure Seeker. Stanford Engineer & MIT MBA. Founder CEO of @blendoor

Stephanie Parker

@sparker2

Twitter Bio: Policy @YouTube / Volunteer @techworkersco / @Stanford alum / Co-host @TheKpopcast

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Tae’lur Alexis

@Tae’lurAlexis

Twitter Bio: 22 | Front-End Engineer | INFP | Founder of http://codeeveryday.io | San Diego Ambassador | #depressedCodTeThots | Public Speaker | #a11y | Check my Code

Tailor Tolliver

@DigitalEmpress

Twitter Bio: life-sized bratz doll with a passion 4 hackin | Founder of @digitalempirehq | Check out my website for more detailsBri Toni

Takeyah A. Young

@TakeyahYoung

Twitter Bio:Speaker. Entrepreneur. Lifestyle Engineer. #STEM gurl. Fixer. Helping leaders in STEM & innovation live well + prosper. @CoreConnectionhttp://CoreConnectionLifestyle.com

Tamara Y. Washington

@TamaraYWash

Twitter Bio: RT=interesting≠agree. Retweets ≠ endorsements #Tuskegee #NCAT #WFUeducated #JSU raised #Engineer #Tech#Law #Policy #MississippisGirl ∆ΣΘ #Link

Tammy C. Buckner

@TequityDigital

Twitter Bio: #FemaleFounder #TechEntrepreneur#TechStrategist #Dev #VR & #AI | We use effective #technology to define, create & implement business strategies & process.

Tanaisha Renee

@educatedlady20

Twitter Bio: Stomping the ground to break stereotypes into smaller pieces. We all deserve to fit in! Tech enthusiast. Front End Developer. Believer. Mom First!

Tanya DePass

@cypheroftyr

Twitter Bio: I Need Diverse Games Dir. / #TwitchPartner / @OrcaCon Prgm. / @RivalsWaterdeep cast/ @chicagonerds& @con_or_bust Board/ She/Her YVLQZ3

Tara E. Walker

@taraw

Twitter Bio: Prin. Software Engineer @Microsoftformerly @awscloud #GeekGirl changing world 1Line of Code @ a Time. Tweets!=Employer #IoT #AI #Mobile#Cloud #Serverless #ΔΣΘ

Tatiana King Jones

@TatianaKing

Twitter Bio: GrandDuchessOfTech™. Host @ForAllNerds. Bylines:@mic @techwelikeSeen On: @strongblacklead @netflix@essence @sxsw. @HowardU Alumna. tatiana@forallnerds.com

Taylor Facen

@ItsTayFay

Southern Girl in the Big City | Howard Alumna | Your Favorite Data Scientist | #TeamPython

TeLisa Daughtry

@TeLisaD

Twitter Bio: Founder @FlyTechnista | Award-Winning #Tech & #Diversity Advocate | Speaker | Dev • Design • UX • #Blockchain#STEAM | Roundhouse-kicking the Glass Ceiling™

Terri Burns

@TCBurning

Twitter Bio: vc @gvteam, on a mission to find the Next Big Thing. teammate for @bravecamps & @allraise. ex PM @twitter & nyu cs kid beyoncé once told me i was beautiful.

Theodora Nwodo

@theodoranwodo

Writer @adorahack • Speaker • Google Associate Android Developer • FullStack Web Developer • Laravel Developer • Entrepreneur

Tiffani Ashley Bell

@tiffani

Twitter Bio: Paying water bills @HumanUtility when cities cut off water to poor families. @HowardU @ycombinator alum. Rails/iOS dev. Water is a human right.

Tiffany Brown

@webinista

Twitter Bio: AFreelance web developer. (Not currently seeking projects.) CSS Master, 2nd edition out now: https://www.sitepoint.com/premium/books/css-master-2nd-

Prof. Tonya Evans

@IPProfEvans

Twitter Bio: Law Prof (IP, Blockchain, Estates) Chair, IP & Tech Online Programs. Former Pro Tennis Player. FCS, NU, Howard Law. Life-long learner AKA NOH8 |

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Valerie Mosley

@goforgreatness

Twitter Bio: Seasoned Investor | Global Wealth Strategist | Billion Dollar Mom | Lover of Life https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-mosley-a0294111

Valerie Phoenix

@digitalblkhippy

Twitter Bio: Founder of Tech By Choice Full Stack Dev // Ux Designer // Artist // Psychologist

Valeshia

@valeisha

Twitter Bio: Global Head of Women + Black Community Engagement @google • CEO @weenonline • alum @barackobamahttp://heirlight.com • Booking http://valeisha.org • Views are mine

Vanessa Mason

@vanessamason

Twitter Bio: co-founder @p2health | bridging #publichealth and #digitalhealth | Champion of tech inclusion | Passions include wanderlust & whiskey | @yale @columbiaalumna

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Window Snyder

@window

Twitter Bio: Security Blah Blah Blah

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Xina Eiland

@xeiland

Twitter Bio: PR guru who wants to improve the health of all; francophile; aunt; workerbee; runner. @BFFDCorg Cofounder & @TheBeaconDC BOD.

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Yodit Stanton

@yoditstanton

Twitter Bio: Founder and Chief Unicorn @OpenSensorsio Internet Of Things, Software and Data. Organises @WomenInData

Yvonne Thevonot

@experentiadocet

Starr Rocque

@Starr_Rocque

Twitter Bio: Writer. Digital Content Creator. Gryffindor/Ravenclaw. Professional Tweeter (Seriously). Author: ‘Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted’ on Amazon!Twitter Bio: We acquire knowledge through experience. I seek to support my scholars through the development of STEAM programs, so they can think, create, be, do.

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