02.09.2016

13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech

13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech In no order, Kimberly Bryant, Laura Weidman Powers, Erica Joy Baker, Brandon Nicholson, Charles Hudson, Tristan Walker, Michael Seibel, Angela Benton, Wayne Sutton, Freada Kapor Klein, Monique Woodard, Makinde Adeagbo and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler. ,(Photo

Silicon Valley is taking steps to offer more opportunities to underrepresented minorities in the nation's fastest-growing, highest-paying industry. But no one is working harder to tear down barriers for African Americans than a growing cadre of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and advocates pioneering a range of innovative efforts, from teaching kids of color how to code to preparing African American and Latino engineers for jobs in Silicon Valley.

For Black History Month, USA TODAY profiled 13 people to watch in Silicon Valley's diversity movement:

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