TeLisa Daughtry is an Award-Winning Serial Social Entrepreneur, Conscious Technologist, STEM / DEI+B Advocate, Gender Equality Champion, and Author
recognized for her impactful contributions to the technology sector.
As an entrepreneur, engineer, technologist, educator, investor, and speaker, TeLisa passionately addresses societal challenges aligned with the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals) and UN Women (Women's Empowerment Principles). Through her commitment to empowering women, youth, and underrepresented groups to thrive in lucrative 21st-century opportunities; she actively promotes and facilitates their engagement in STEM education; emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain, and Web 3; and entrepreneurship.

As an author and distinguished speaker at prestigious institutions including the US Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs, United Nations, and as a Google Women Techmakers ambassador, TeLisa utilizes her voice and visibility to educate, advocate, and elevate important and relevant topics in technology, entrepreneurship, gender equality, equity, and societal progress. She has been recognized and awarded by numerous government agencies, institutions, community organizations, and media publications; for her work, achievements, and advocacy in STEM education, gender equality, entrepreneurship, diversity, and. technology.

 

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.

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I am passionate about:

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 entrepreneurial studies and training from: 

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

As 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 a Founding Partner & Impact Investor at FemX Ventures, a private fund and launchpad for female founders; TeLisa has created products, executed initiatives, and shaped policies to empower women, youth, and underrepresented groups to participate in technology and entrepreneurship; in support of the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals; WeEmpower, UN Women, Women's Empowerment Principles; and Computer Science for All; which have successfully 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, women's empowerment and diversity.

building inclusive & equitable environments

As an award-winning diversity, equity, inclusion expert & coach; and previously Founder of DEI Dojo, a Diversity Equity and Inclusion consultancy; she brings passion and proven experience in building diverse teams, creating inclusive and equitable environments; and has developed DEI strategies for more than 200+ enterprises; helping to reduce turnover, ensure pay equity, advance women in leadership, and create equitable outcomes.  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. 

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, and 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!), and a featured story in Behind Her Vision: Women of New York City.

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, Wellesley College, and Babson; 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. 

 

Awards & Accolades

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