31 Black Women in the Tech Sector Who Deserve Their Flowers
Photo Credit: Julia Collins

31 Black Women in the Tech Sector Who Deserve Their Flowers

In honor of International Women’s Day, we here at AfroTech thought it was only fitting to recognize the work of 31 Black women in tech.

Too often, Black women’s accomplishments, especially in the technology field, are overlooked or overshadowed. We encourage you not only to check out these women’s profiles and businesses but also to help shine a light on other Black women in tech this month and throughout the rest of the year. 

 

Check out the list of 31 Black women in the tech sector below:

    1. Asmau Ahmed, CEO of Plum Perfect, an app that helps women find beauty products in line with their skin tone
    2. Sheena Allen, Founder and CEO of CapWay, which works to service the underbanked
    3. Shellye Archambeau, Current Board member of numerous tech companies, former President of Blockbuster.com, and CEO of MetricStream
    4. Angela Benton, Founder and CEO of Streamlytics, which helps make transparent what users are consuming on streaming services
    5. Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO of Sweeten, which helps to match homeowners and small businesses with well-vetted contractors
    6. Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, which provides support and resources to back girls to teach them computer programming
    7. Alexandria Butler, Senior Program Manager, Data & Privacy, Twitter; Founder of Sista Circle which connects Black women in tech across the globe
    8. Julia Collins, Founder and CEO of Planet FWD, a climate-friendly snack brand
    9. Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr, which works to reduce food waste through its technology platform
    10. Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO of Blavity, Inc., one of the leading media brands for Black millennials 
    11. Jasmine Arielle Edwards, Founder and CEO of i-Subz, which helps recruit and place substitute teachers in schools that serve vulnerable populations
    12. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Co-founder of Promise, a startup working to keep poor people and people of color out of prison
    13. Reham Fagiri, Co-Founder and CEO of AptDeco, an online marketplace for buying and selling furniture
    14. Kathryn Finney, Founder and CEO of digitalundivided, which helps support Black tech founders
    15. Lisa Gelobter, Founder and CEO of tEQuitable, which provides workplaces with effective methods to address workplace harassment
    16. Regina Gwynn, Co-founder and CEO of TresseNoire, which connects consumers with mobile hairstylists
    17. Melissa Hanna, Co-founder of Mahmee, which works to improve access to maternity care
    18. Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, an investment firm that backs underrepresented startups
    19. Camille Hearst, Co-founder and CEO of Kit, an online community for creative talent, now under the Patreon umbrella
    20. Esosa Ighodaro, Co-founder of Cosign, an app connecting consumers to the products they want via social media
    21. Kellee James, CEO of Mercaris, a market for organic and non-GMO commodity futures
    22. Abby Knowles, Vice President, Network & Technology, Verizon Wireless
    23. Stephanie Lampkin, Founder and CEO of Blendoor, a startup working to address bias in hiring
    24. Jasmine Lawrence, Technical program manager at Facebook
    25. Jessica O. Matthews, Founder of Uncharted Power, a renewable energy and technology company
    26. Cierra McDonald, Programming Manager at Microsoft
    27. Carla H. McIntosh, Head of Talent Acquisition at U.S. Google Operations Center
    28. Roshell R. Rinkins, Global Supply Manager, Apple
    29. Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups, U.S.; formerly CEO and founder of Partpic
    30. Kunbi Tinuoye, Founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz, a multicultural media platform addressing the intersection between business, science, and technology
    31. Tonya Walley, Regional Vice President of Field Operations and Plant Maintenance at Cox Communications

This list is just a small representation of the many Black women working in technology and founding tech companies today. We recognize and salute all of them this month and will continue to support efforts to grow the representation and success of Black women in the tech sector.

Disclaimer: AfroTech is the sister brand of Blavity.

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