TeLisa Daughtry is an Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur, Conscious Technologist, STEM, DEIB+A Advocate, Author; an International Keynote Speaker, and Ambassador for Women & Girls.

As a serial social entrepreneur, engineer, conscious technologist, educator, and advocate; she is passionate about creating solutions for society through the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals) and UN Women (Women Empowerment Principles) to empower women, youth, and underrepresented groups to participate in STEM and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain, and Web 3.

As an International Keynote Speaker and speaker at the US Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs, United Nations, a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador, and Author; she uses her voice and visibility to educate, advocate, and elevate important and relevant topics in technology, entrepreneurship, equity, and society.



What I Do?

Technology & Design

I am conscious technologist, and multi-disciplined creative; specializing in accessibility design, digital products, and elevating brand & creative experiences.

Diversity Equity Inclusion

I am an award-winning DEI&B advocate and coach; experienced in cross-cultural and intergenerational team building, employee retention, and building inclusive & equitable spaces.

Education & Coaching

I provide technical & creative education and insights; leadership training, 1:1 coaching; and produce content for educational and inspirational purposes.



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:

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

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. 


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Awards & Accolades