Black Girls Code is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, whose expertise across sectors advances the organization’s legacy of extending chances and dissolving barriers for girls of color in tech.
Damier Xandrine has 20+ years of experience advising tech and financial services companies. She has held senior roles at Wells Fargo, Silicon Valley Bank, and Marqeta, before KOHO. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, UC Hastings College of the Law, and has an MBA in International Business. She is passionate about advancing education and wealth opportunities for girls and the Black community.
Sherman Whites is an architect of innovative programs that challenge structural barriers and advance capacity-building strategies for BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations. Previously, Sherman has served as a program director at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and as program officer for the Walton Family Foundation.
Lisa Serwin is a recognized expert in healthcare tech and finance, highly experienced in both start-ups and established organizations. The author of So Many Shoes, So Little Money: A Girl's Guide to Finance, she has been featured on Wired.com, Forbes.com, SheKnows, Huffington Post, CBS Radio, NPR, Popular Science, and others. Named one of the 20 women in finance you should add to your company's board by Business Insider, she holds the MBA from Loyola Marymount University and the BA from UCLA.
Selina Suarez is an accomplished tech professional and the force behind PepUp Tech, a transformative nonprofit organization that supports people from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in tech. By actively advocating for diversity, her thought leadership and commitment to equality have earned her recognition as a prominent voice in the tech community. Prior to launching PepUp Tech, Selina gained invaluable experience, working for several renowned companies, most recently Salesforce. She holds the MBA in Executive Management from St. John's University in New York City.