The 2016 Silver SPUR Awards, held on November 17, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.
Kimberly Bryant is bridging the digital divide to change how we educate girls of color about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. After a career in engineering and biotech, Bryant founded Black Girls Code, whose mission is to introduce girls of color to technology and computer programming with an entrepreneurial emphasis. Under Bryant's leadership, the organization has expanded to include 11 chapters in the U.S. and 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa; serving more than 6,000 girls. With the goal to train 1 million girls by 2040, Bryant’s brainchild is transforming the conversation on diversity and inclusion, while changing the face of our future workforce.