Start HERE to learn about the back ground of this list that started in 2016.
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.
Moreso, 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!
Twitter Bio: A technology educator, computer scientist, design thinker, STEM enthusiast looking to create, collaborate, innovate and institute meaningful social change.
Aerica Shimizu Banks
Twitter Bio:Co-Founder and CEO at
@STEMBoard a technology solutions company, closing the achievement gap.
Twitter Bio: Web designer and luxe brand strategist. I help female entrepreneurs ditch the website shame and start attracting their dream clients!
Arlyne Simon, Ph.D
Black Female Founders
Twitter Bio: Black Female Founders (
#BFF) is a movement providing awareness, resources, and a platform for women-led tech ventures throughout the Black Diaspora.
Black Girls Code
Twitter Bio: Our goal is to empower young women of color ages 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators. http://blackgirlscodeevents.eventbrite.com
Twitter Bio: Girls advocate using tech to accelerate change.
@HowardU grad. Hella gay. DC Oakland.
Ijeoma S. Nwatu
Twitter Bio: Went from hangin’ with shooters and clappers to computer hackers // Music, marketing + french fries are my things
Twitter Bio: Former Hill staffer/ State Dept. Currently consulting on Brand Strategy + Influencer Marketing. Editor
@CapitolStandard. Proud big sister. Carried by His grace.