On Tuesday afternoon, Black Girls Code founder, Kimberly Bryant, took to Twitter to announce that she had been ousted from the company.
A company she built from the ground up.
“Press release: so it’s 3 days before Christmas and you wake up to discover the organization YOU created and built from the ground up has been taken away by a rogue board with no notification. VC: @BlackGirlsCode,” tweeted Bryant.
Bryant previously worked in pharmaceuticals and biotech before founding Black Girls Code in 2011. The nonprofit teaches young, Black girls web design, app development, and robotics through workshops, summer camps, and other programs.
A decade later, BGC boasts chapters in 16 cities.
The internet is calling on the nonprofit’s board for answers. Many asked, how could the board just snatch away the business Bryant has spent more than 10 years of her life cultivating? Others have threatened to boycott.
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