TeLisa Daughtry—is a social entrepreneur, self-taught developer of 19 years; and multi-disciplined creative. She is the Founder & CEO of FlyTechnista, an online platform that seeks to bridge the gap between women & girls and access to education, resources, and career opportunities in technology; and Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), entrepreneurship, and makers; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016; and Samsung.
In 2017 TeLisa was selected as a Finalist for Code/Interactive, Diversity in Tech Awards; and named #19 ‘Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017’ by Innov8tiv Magazine; and has been recognized as a ‘Changemaker’ by The White House’ The United State of Women in 2016. She is a Next Step Advisor to Women@Forbes; a mentor at The Lower East Side Girls Club and iMentor; and a founding member of Centre for Social Innovation-Women’s Lab. She has completed training in Cross-Cultural Leadership & Innovative Entrepreneurship as a fellow of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship at Windsor Castle, UK; and entrepreneurial studies from Y-Combinator Startup School Founder Track; Founder Institute accelerator program; and Made In NY Media Center by IFP: Creative»Founder Lab program; a member of Google Women Techmakers; and is passionate about creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and empowering women, youth, and underrepresented groups of people in these spaces.
TeLisa has delivered keynote and commencement speeches, as well as led workshops, and participated in panel discussions; she has been featured on media outlets such as; Entrepreneur, Fox News, Black Enterprise, Cheddar TV, Salon, Good Day New York, Bustle, WeRule, Project GirlSpire, BOLD TV, and BrooklynButtah.com.
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