TeLisa Daughtry is an Award-Winning Technologist, STEM, DE&I Advocate, and Author; a Serial Social Entrepreneur; Conscious Technologist & Multi-Disciplined Creative; an International Keynote Speaker; Impact Investor; and Disruptor!

She is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, mobile app; Founder of DEI Dojo; and Impact Investor at FemX Ventures. As an entrepreneur, mentor, and advocate; she is passionate about creating solutions to empower women, youth, and underrepresented groups to participate in technology and entrepreneurship; and has built several technology solutions and developed initiatives in support of the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals; WeEmpower / UN Women, Women's Empowerment Principles; and The White House, Computer Science for All, initiative in 2016; which have engaged thousands of women and girls globally.

As an International Keynote Speaker and speaker at the US Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs, and Author; she uses her voice and visibility to educate, advocate, and elevate important and relevant topics.


WHAT I DO?

Technology & Design

I am an engineer, creative and technologist; specializing in interaction design, user experience, artificial intelligence, product design, digital transformation solutions, emerging technologies, web & mobile, video, motion graphics, and design & art direction.

Diversity Equity Inclusion

I am an award-winning DEI expert & coach; experienced in cross-cultural leadership and innovative entrepreneurship; passionate about building diverse teams, creating inclusive and equitable environments; and have developed DEI strategies for more than 200+ enterprises.

Coaching & Education

I provide talks, workshops, 1:1 coaching, and produce content for educational and inspirational purposes; to equip and empower professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and students—to better navigate, lead, succeed, and thrive.


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I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT:

empowering women & girls in tech/S.T.E.A.M. and entrepreneurship

TeLisa Daughtry is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, mobile app; Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the visibility, participation, and leadership of women & girls in S.T.E.A.M.; and Founding Partner & Impact Investor at FemX Ventures, a private fund and launchpad for female founders. As an entrepreneur, mentor, and advocate; she is passionate about creating solutions to empower women, youth, and underrepresented groups to participate in technology and entrepreneurship. She has built several technology solutions and developed initiatives & policies in support of the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals; WeEmpower, UN Women, Women's Empowerment Principles; and Computer Science for All; which have engaged thousands of women and girls globally.

TeLisa has been awarded and recognized by numerous government agencies, institutions, community organizations, and media publications; for her work, achievements, and advocacy in STEAM education, technology, and diversity.

building inclusive & equitable environments

As an award-winning diversity, equity, inclusion expert & coach; and Founder of DEI Dojo, a Diversity Equity and Inclusion consultancy; she is passionate about building diverse teams, creating inclusive and equitable environments; and has developed DEI strategies for more than 200+ enterprises. Additionally, she has completed education, studies, and training in Cross-Cultural Leadership and Innovative Entrepreneurship with focuses on bridging the gap between Islamic, Jewish, and African-American communities, as an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow.

innovation, design, technology, and entrepreneurship

As a lifelong learner, technologist, and multi-disciplined creative; TeLisa has completed education and training in:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Udacity

  • User Experience & Product Design, General Assembly

  • International Marketing, Boston University

  • Human Computer Interaction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • B.S. in Interactive Media Design, The New England Institute of Art

  • Visual Arts, The Boston Arts Academy

  • Emerging Technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Development, Robotic Process Automation, and Augmented and Virtual Reality), PwC Digital Accelerator


As an entrepreneur and investor, she has completed studies from:

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

  • Bank of America + eCornell Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

  • Y-Combinator Startup School

  • Founder Institute accelerator program

  • Made In NY Media Center by IFP: Creative»Founder Lab program

  • UC Berkeley Law/National Venture Capital Association.

using my voice & visibility to educate, advocate, and elevate

As international keynote speaker, and U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs speaker; TeLisa uses her voice and visibility to educate, advocate, and elevate important and relevant topics. She has been listed as “1,000 Women in Tech and Science Speakers” by MIC; and named “Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017” by Innov8tiv Magazine. In 2018 she was named “50 Most Influential Women Entrepreneurs in New York City”, by My Boss Tribe.

She is the author of
"Learn, Lead, Launch: A FlyTechnista's Guide to Tech FLY & Hustle FLY", a co-author of "A Collective Breath: Stories of Being Black in America and Visions of Change", and a co-author of Own the Microphone: How 50 of the World's Best Professional Speakers Launched Their Careers (And How You Can, Too!).

She has frequently spoken at
The White House; United Nations; G7 Summits; conferences such as Grace Hopper Celebration, SXSW Edu, Google Women Techmakers; corporate events such as American Heart Association: STEM Goes Red; as well as institutions such as Harvard University and Wellesley College; and has been featured on television, radio, and in publications such as Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Create & Cultivate, Fox News, Black Enterprise, Cheddar TV, CNN, CBS Radio, Salon, Good Day New York, WeRule, Bustle, BOLD, SWAAY, and more.

I AM A SERIAL & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

I have successfully launched, operated, and scaled 11 ventures and 2 non-profits.

FlyTechnista

FlyTechnista is mobile app that provides women and girls with access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.

FemX Ventures

FemX Ventures is a private fund, launchpad, and entrepreneurship community; committed to helping female founders launch, scale, and succeed in entrepreneurship.

DEI Dojo

DEI Dojo is an Award-Winning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultancy.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2021

  • WE Empower SDGs Challenge (Finalist)

  • UN Women UK - Commission on the Status of Women (Delegate)

2020

  • UN Women - Women's Empowerment Principles Award (Honoree)

  • COLOR Magazine, All-Inclusive Leadership Award (Honoree)

  • Udacity Tech Scholar - A.I. in Business, (nanodegree candidate)

  • Inner City Capital Connections, Fall 2020 (Fellow)

  • AllRaise Visionary Voices (speaker)

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Rebuild program (participant)

  • Women's Empowerment Principles (signatory)

  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Black & Latinx Information Science Technology Support, Women in Tech (Honoree)

  • California State Assembly, Women in S.T.E.A.M. (Honoree)

  • Cabrillo High School Engineering & Design, Women in STEAM (Honoree)

  • US Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs (speaker)

2019

  • VC University, Fall 2019 (Fellow)

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Fall 2019 (Fellow)

  • American Express & Ashoka: Emerging Innovators (Fellow)

  • SWAAY (founding member)

  • Bank of America / eCornell, Women Entrepreneurship Program (Fellow)

2018

  • My Boss Tribe, 50 Most Influential Women Entrepreneurs in NYC (Honoree)

2017

  • ACT4 Award, Diversity (Honoree)

  • The Ariane de Rothschild (Fellow)

  • eBay Startup Cup (Finalist)

  • MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (participant)

  • Y-Combinator, Startup School (participant)

  • Tech.co: Startup of the Year (participant)

  • Social Enablers #SE100 (Fellow)

  • 1,000 Women in Tech Speakers' by Mic.com, Melanie Ehrenkranz

  • 200 Black Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter #200BWT, BlackWomenTech.com

  • Code Interactive: 2017 Diversity in Tech Awards (Finalist)

  • Leading Woman Entrepreneur (nominee)

  • Tech Crunch Disrupt, Pitchoff (Winner)

  • Nespresso Innovation Challenge (Winner)

  • UNCF, STEM Scholars (volunteer)

  • Women@Forbes, (Advisor)

  • Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017, Innov8tiv Mag

2016

  • The White House: Computer Science for All #CSforAll (participant)

  • The White House: United State of Women, Changemaker (nominee)

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (ambassador)

  • Centre for Social Innovation: Women's Lab (founding member)

  • Dreamers//Doers (founding member)

  • Made in NY Media Center by IFP, Creative >> Founder Lab (participant) / Women in Tech (scholarship recipient)

2015

  • Best for NYC Challenge (participant)

  • The Founder Institute (participant)

2010

  • Pepsi Refresh Project (participant)