Belle Reader

Tech Diva
Black Girls CODE

Belle is an enterprising 7th grader who is interested in using technology to expand the reach of future entrepreneurial endeavors beyond the borders her home town of Oakland. With dueling interests in education and fashion, she envisions creating e-commerce platforms with global reach that can facilitate exposure of local professionals (like educators and textile designers) to broader markets. Thanks to her partnership with BLACK GIRLS CODE, Belle has been actively engaged with coders, mentors and influencers who have been redefining the Bay Area's tech landscape. Over the past few years, BGC projects at Salesforce, Google, Apple, and UC Berkeley School of Engineering have been fun, while helping her understand how she can harness tech and science to shape a positive future that can benefit others. Belle was grateful for a recent opportunity to represent BGC while at a cryptocurrency conference in Prague, where she learned about bitcoin and blockchain. She is excited to explore ways to incorporate what she was exposed to into ambitious longterm business goals.

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