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!
WHAT I DO?
Technology & Design
Diversity Equity Inclusion
Coaching & Education
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH:
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT:
empowering women & girls in tech/S.T.E.A.M. and entrepreneurship
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
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 is mobile app that provides women and girls with access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.
FemX Ventures is a private fund, launchpad, and entrepreneurship community; committed to helping female founders launch, scale, and succeed in entrepreneurship.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
WE Empower SDGs Challenge (Finalist)
UN Women UK - Commission on the Status of Women (Delegate)
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)
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)
My Boss Tribe, 50 Most Influential Women Entrepreneurs in NYC (Honoree)
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)
Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech to Watch in 2017, Innov8tiv Mag
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)
Best for NYC Challenge (participant)
The Founder Institute (participant)
Pepsi Refresh Project (participant)