To learn the story behind how this list started read “Yes We Tech (2016)” and for any additional information, visit our brand new site dedicated honoring and recognizing brilliant black women in tech, BlackWomenTech.com.
In sum, the 200 Black women In Tech to Follow on Twitter list was initially created to combat the virtual absence of the acknowledgment of the fact that there is ample Black Women working in tech. Like other social demographics in the tech space who are regularly celebrated and recognized, Black Women too are doing amazing and phenomenal things.
More so, they are also helping the ecosystem become more nurturing, inclusive and supporting of underrepresented groups and communities, by being ambassadors in the space and helping others come into it fully.
The purpose of the list is to combat the common response we hear given for the dearth of Black Women on those “Notable people in tech” lists, on tech and digital industries conference panels, on hiring staffs of tech companies and among the portfolio of Venture Capital firms: “We didn’t know where to find them” or “We didn’t know they exist.”
The 200 women on this list frequently update their Twitter accounts with insights, information, events, commentary about tech inclusion and about their own personal ventures and travels in and around the Tech Space.
Unlike last year, the 200 Black Women to Follow On Twitter list is not separated by industries. We realized that too many of the women are multi-functional and multi-disciplinarians, having numerous roles, so it is difficult to peg them into only one square hole or another.
Nonetheless, you will find it includes:
Software Engineers, Web Developers, Coders, Hackathon Founders, Incubator and Accelerator Operators, Angel Funders, IT Consultants, Tech Evangelists, Engineers, Investors, Appreneurs, Founders, Gamers, Software Architects Social Media and Digital Strategist, FinTech, EdTech and Health Tech Evangelists, Tech Inclusion advocates, Tech Policy Advocates, Tech Instructors/Professors, Tech Journalists and Bloggers, Tech Employment Recruiters and Tech PR agents, and more.
You can follow the complete LIST on Twitter by subscribing to it HERE!
My co-curators and I created a website to house the acknowledgment titled BlackWomenTech.com where you can nominate someone to be on the next list and sign up for updates on the women on this year’s list.
Twitter Bio: A technology educator, computer scientist, design thinker, STEM enthusiast looking to create, collaborate, innovate and institute meaningful social change.
Twitter Bio: Jetsetter. Award winning Leader | Sr. IT Business Analyst. Quit job, traveled to 30 countries in 2 years…60 countries & counting! Seen in ESSENCE and more.
Twitter Bio: Tech Recruiter. Silicon Valley. For the people. In another life, I’d be a pastry chef. In this life, I have no skills. Your job: Inform me. Tweet me. Link me.
Twitter Bio: Web designer and luxe brand strategist. I help female entrepreneurs ditch the website shame and start attracting their dream clients!
Twitter Bio: Internationally known for speaking technology in plain English | Path: ATP, TED, Intel, ReadWrite, Chevrolet/GM, etc.
Twitter Bio: UX Designer @ Monster • Audiophile • Empath • Human Centered Design • World Traveler• LGBT
Twitter Bio: God First, Mommy of 5, Wife, Mobile/Technical Lead, CSM (Certified ScrumMaster), Geek Girl, Web Lover, Wanna Be Blogger, Grad Student, Computer Engineering Grad
Twitter Bio: Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. -Rumi | RelEng @ Slack | Human, being.
Twitter Bio: Audacity To be You is about promoting being comfortable with who you are. Whether it be Relaxed, Texlaxed, or Natural. The goal is healthy hair.
Twitter Bio: Microsoft Technical Evangelist. Web Dev junkie. Gamer: Cortana is my alter ego. Nole Girl. Alpha Kappa Alpha. Life’s Student.
Twitter Bio: Girls advocate using tech to accelerate change. @HowardU grad. Hella gay. DC Oakland.
Jessica O. Matthews
Twitter Bio: Inventor/Entrepreneur/Social Scientist. Fndr & CEO, Uncharted Play. Believer in all things authentic, disruptive and empowering.
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.
Twitter Bio: Co-founded BRCK, iHub, Ushahidi. Femme De L’annee Monte Carlo 2016, YGL 2016, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow Alum, Advisor BASF, Africa Tech Ventures etc
Twitter Bio: Markets. Data. Organic & non-GMO agriculture. What else is there?
Twitter Bio: Developer, queer, geeky, bookish, always learning, blerd, creative, studying Judaism. KKΨ | AΦΩ
Kisha M. Richardson
Twitter Bio: Engineer | Educator | Entrepreneur
Twitter Bio: I love Jesus,Math,Cooking & Crafts — Music,Resorts,Writing & Sports — Warm Bowls of Soup,Data Science & All things Hadoop — Not a bad speller, just good @ typos
Twitter Bio: LA • Web Designer • See my designs on the sites of Marie Forleo, Travel Noire, Hey Fran Hey and Chescaleigh • I designed a pin for you
Laura Weidman Powers
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!:-)
Lynn D. Johnson
Twitter Bio: Jesus is my #1. Because of Him, I can. Co-Founder of @OnSecondThought, the dope app that lets you take back texts. You’re welcome
Twitter Bio: bout that nerd life
Twitter Bio: Social impact executive working at the intersection of media, telecom, tech and multicultural opportunity. Former law partner and media industry executive.
Maria D. Smith
Twitter Bio: Geek, Co-Owner of Gigabyte Magazine Computer Science, Coding and Programming Major. Student.
Twitter Bio: CEO of SOCIALgrlz | White House Champion of Change| SXSW2016 Dewey Honoree| Bennett Belle| Gardner| WeDC Ambassador| LA girl| Laker Fan
Twitter Bio: Freelance Web Dev + VA | for creative bosses who have considered throwing their laptop against the wall, when the admin + tech work was too much
Twitter Bio: Mom. Wife. Entrepreneur. Anthropologist. Committed to diverse technology entrepreneurship.
Twitter Bio: IG:UrbanSocialista Digital Social Fitness & Holistic Lover / Obatala is my Ori. Offering 30 min. distance Reiki for $20.00 this month.
Twitter Bio: Political scientist/policy wonk/nonprofit leader/social entrepreneur/writer/public speaker Tweets reflect my personal views.
Twitter Bio: Cloud Talent Advisor @ Google. Caffeine Dependent, Buoyant Spiritualist,Inclusion Evangelist, Execu-Mom, Travel Gypsy, Unicorn
Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee
Twitter Bio: research fellow, author, tech enthusiast, policy nerd, social scientist, social entrepreneur, innovator, and change agent
Dr. Pandwe Gibson
Twitter Bio: Simultaneously addressing Systemic Poverty, Climate Change, and Economic Development, one green business at a time!
Twitter Bio: Investor Deck Guru. Respectful disagreement only
S. Lynn Cooper
Twitter Bio: I write a lot, run a lot, code a lot, and dream big (a lot).
Twitter Bio: CAPWAY [Fintech] | Sheena Allen Apps [PicSlit. Dubblen. Orange Snap. TwtBooth. Words on Pics.]
Sherri L. Smith
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.
Twitter Bio: Author | Designer | Entrepreneur | Investor |
Twitter Bio: Digital Art Director and Designer and Evangelist for socially-conscious design, marketing and technology.
Takeyah A. Young
Tara E. Walker
Twitter Bio: AWS Technical Evangelist 4 Amazon. Previously Developer Evangelist 4 Microsoft, Engineer/GeekGirl changing d world 1 line of code @ a time. My tweets !=employer
Twitter Bio: Speaker. Creator of Socialite Life & Socially Savvy. Mentor. Animation Teacher. Digital BrandHER. Former Social Media Strategist.
Twitter Bio: Went from hangin’ with shooters and clappers to computer hackers // Music, marketing + french fries are my things
Twitter Bio: plangrid.com
Twitter Bio: Former Hill staffer/ State Dept. Currently consulting on Brand Strategy + Influencer Marketing. Editor @CapitolStandard. Proud big sister. Carried by His grace.
Twitter Bio: Seasoned Investor | Global Wealth Strategist | Billion Dollar Mom | Lover of Life https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-mosley-a0294111 …