I’m Alyse Hope and the uplifting news this week is about Khalia Braswell, an established engineer and entrepreneur. Braswell fell in love with computers in the fourth grade and decided to pursue a career in technology.
She interned at top companies including Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, and Apple to name a few.
She last worked full time as a UX Engineer, creating the experiences of the Apple products we all know and love.
Throughout Braswell’s career, she noticed black women were not accurately represented. So she founded the INTech Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry.
To date, INTech has reached over 600 minority girls across North and South Carolina, through hosting one-day camps, mini-camps, and summer camps.
This fall, the organization will launch an after-school program for high school students to learn mobile development, user experience, and web development.
By the time students finish the program, Braswell hopes that they will have technology skills that they can monetize in the future. She also wants to continue to show young girls who look like her; they too can be successful in the tech industry.
Braswell thank for all that you’re doing for our young women in the tech world.
For more information on INTech, visit intechcamp.org.