This International Women's Day, EBONY recognizes five women making a difference in technology. From app developers to data analysts, check out these Black queens who are impacting the field of STEM.
Data and technology journalist Sherrell Dorsey is determined to promote Black STEM professionals, creating both The Plug and BLKTECHCLT to give voice to tomorrow’s innovators who often go overlooked by the masses.
Engineer and technical program manager for Facebook, Jasmine Lawrence, holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington. She's previously worked for Microsoft and SoftBank Robotics.
Ukuku is a highly sought-after attorney in Silicon Valley, focusing on early stage start-ups. Her expertise includes incorporation, initial founder and corporate documents, financing, copyright, and trademark issues. She is also the CEO and co-founder of Black Founder's Startup Ventures LLC.
Amanda Spann is responsible for a number of apps targeted towards African-Americans, including AfriDate and Happii. She is also a co-founder of Blerdology, focused on the, “enhancement and celebration of the black tech community, acting as black tech’s portal to all things blerdy.”
Former aeronautical engineer and entrepreneur Bowe manages multi-million dollar defense contracts and private-sector technology clients through her company, STEMBoard.