These 8 Black Entrepreneurs Blazed Black History and Black Business

February 01 2024

CPE Board Member Kimberly Bryant was featured by the magazine publication Black Enterprise in an article spotlighting black entrepreneurs. Bryant is the founder of Black Girls CODE and CEO of Ascend Ventures and the Black Innovation Lab.

Kimberly Bryant first launched her non-profit organization Black Girls CODE in 2011 and has since taken the tech industry by storm. Since its inception, Black Girls CODE has transformed the lives of thousands of young Black girls and gender non-conforming youth, many of whom have experienced a renewed passion for the field. Though the initiative underwent a leadership change in Oct. 2023, Bryant has continued her mission to serve by opening more pathways for marginalized tech founders in the southern U.S. as CEO of Ascend Ventures and the Black Innovation Lab. Throughout her career, Bryant has been hailed for her dedication and was honored as a 2013 White House Champion of Change and she received the Jefferson Award for Community Service in 2012. Bryant is currently a sitting board member at the Center for Policing Equity as well.

Read the spotlight on Black Enterprises’ website.