20 Black Women you Should Know in the Tech Industry

Tech hasn't always been the most welcoming industry for people of color, especially women. Companies are now spending as much as $16 billion on diversity programs in an effort to change this. 

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Despite diversity and inclusion initiatives not being 100% successful, Black women, have continued to push through and break barriers to create more opportunities for those who will follow them. 

Here are 20 Black women disrupting the tech industry with the products, communities and expertise they bring to the table: 

Angel Rich - Founder of Credit Stacker app

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Saron Yitbarek - Founder of Code Newbies

Image: Illinois.edu 

Image: Illinois.edu 

Safia Abdalla  - Software engineer, founder of Zarf.co

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Image: Safia Rocks 

Dara Oke  - Software engineer

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Image: Twitter 

Lateesha Thomas  - Program manager at Google and Women Techmakers

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Image: Twitter 

Annyce Davis  - Android developer

Image: Twitter 

Image: Twitter 

Kimberly Bryant  - Founder of Black Girls Code

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Morgan DeBaun  - Founder of Blavity

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Kathryn Finney  - Founder of Digital Undivided

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Tiffani Ashley Bell - YCombinator alum, founder of The Human Utility

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Byllie Bodie - Network engineer

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Image: AJC.com

Camille Eddy - Mechanical Engineer at X, Robotics

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Aisha Bowe  - CEO of STEM Board, Aerospace Engineer

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Erica Joy - Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon  

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Shanise Barona  - Full stack web developer, Co-Organizer of Ela Conference

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Janel Martinez - Co-founder of 2020 Shift

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Christina Morillo - Information Security Engineer at Microsoft

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Valeisha Butterfield Jones - Head of Black Community Engagement at Google, CEO of WEEN

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Courteney Ervin - Web developer at NY Public Library

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Bria Sullivan  - Engineer at Google

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Who are some other women killing it in the tech industry?