Brenda D Wilkerson

Advocate for Access, Opportunity, and Social Justice for Underrepresented Communities in Technology, CEO @anitab_org, founder @CS4Allcps

J. Copeland-Carson

Social justice advocate, executive and scientist committed to equity for all. COO. Black Philanthropy Month Founder. Tweets are my own.

For this session, we're joined by Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of, and Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, the COO.

Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for the Obama administration’s national CS4All initiatives.

A seasoned social impact leader and executive, Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson is the Chief Operating Officer of, the world’s preeminent women in tech enterprise. Before, she was Chief Operations Officer for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, a $40 million multi-service nonprofit addressing Silicon Valley‘s global poverty. Trained as an anthropologist and urban designer, Jacqueline has worked as a social impact executive for companies, foundations, nonprofits, and governments operating in the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, India, and Brazil.