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Female African American Innovators That Are Changing The Game

When we think of the term innovation, many of us automatically gravitate toward the idea of something new and fresh created by technology experts. We’d like to think that there’s a plethora of dope ideas coming into fruition from women that specialize in many different avenues of STEM.


Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde and Cassandra Sarfo

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When black girls link up for the culture, we know there’s bound to be some magic happening! Three software entrepreneurs got together and create an app that is filling the need of creativity and originality. Hair related apps are no stranger to the techie world but, Tress in particular addresses the need for black women around the world to share their hairstyles, products, and salon information. If you are ever in need of a hair inspiration, these ladies have you covered!



Mary Spio

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Social, virtual, and augmented reality experiences are all the new rage in 2019 but how many can you name that are catering to provide exclusive entertainment experiences in true 3D? Author of It's Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success, engineer, visionary, and product architect Mary Spio has dedicated much time into developing innovative content solutions. Ceek has introduced the world to virtual reality experiences like nothing we have ever seen before.

DeShuna Spencer

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Over the last 10 years television streaming services have introduced more budget friendly personalized options to cable television. Many of which give entertainment lovers broader choices of entertainment to indulge in. KweliTV introduces interactive streaming that shares the African Diaspora experience through dope, undiscovered documentaries, films, web shows, children’s programming, news and more. Spencer’s platform is unique in that it concentrates on broadcasting the culture with stories from around the world.

Related: 8 STEM Conferences And Summits To Help Every Woman Dominate In 2019.

Tishauna Wilson

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20-year-old computer science FAMU student Tishauna Wilson who was recently feature on Black Enterprise , is sure enough a STEM Superstar. Just last year Wilson was recognized alongside many female power-players at the Essence Festival for her positive contributions to the African American community. Wilson started working on many artificial intelligence projects during her undergraduate matriculation and is now developing drone technology suitable for security measures and much more.

Who are some of your favorites that are changing the game?

Kara Howard is the Founder and EIC of Ladies Love STEM