Buisiness Advices From Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant shares her experience and lesson in leadership

After earning a degree in electri­cal engineering and spending years working as a product man­ager in the pharmaceutical indus­try, Kimberly Bryant wanted to help girls of color gel involved with computing. So in 2011 she launched Black Girls Code, a non­profit that is inspiring students to learn more about technology at workshops in more than 10 loca­tions around the U.S. according to Fast Company magazine.

DITCH DISTRACTIONS

When your business is thriving, it’s tempting to expand your vi­sion. That isn’t always the right move. “There’s not enough said about the beauty of being able to focus on what you do well. We know how to reach black girls. If we just do this and we get it right, our impact will be indelible. There is strength in that. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, you can get distracted by all the opportunities. But we’re going to focus, we’re going to get it right, and we’re going to do it better than anybody else,’’ says Bryant.

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ENGAGEMENT MATTERS

Attracting the right team is about more than just talent.In Kimberly Bryant words “If people are not tied to the work from a mission-driven focus, I don’t think you’re going to motivate them. And people need to grow. I ask people we’re interviewing, ‘What do you want out of this ex­perience?’ Then I can give them assignments that [make them] feel fulfilled.”

PRIDE IS POWERFUL

Bryant has never hesitated to share her message of empowerment. “From the beginning. [I have dealt with] naysayers. You know, ‘Why does this need to be called Black Girls Code?’ Someone recently tweeted to me that ‘your organization is unapologetically black.’ That’s right. We are un­apologetically black. My goal is to make sure the girls understand there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is about taking pride in our culture and advanc­ing our culture.”

Kimberly Bryant is a successful woman, she even worked on Hidden Figures movie, and what she said is truly great advice to start your own business, or to be a leader when it needs. Make your way to success and never give up!

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