Kim Wilkens

Charlottesville, VA, US
Field of Work 
Computer Science
 
Education
Company 
Tech-Girls
Job Title or "Student" 
founder
Education 
Mary Baldwin College
Degree 
Masters of Education Leadership
Education Level 
Masters
Profile Biography 
I am passionate about transforming technology users into technology creators, collaborators & activists. I have been a woman in tech my whole career starting at IBM with roles in QA, product design & development and project management, to independent consulting providing QA and web design services to K-12 education. My work now is focused at the intersection of technology, education and social justice.

In 2012, I founded Tech-Girls with a mission empower girls to imagine and achieve their future in our tech-savvy world. As the K-8 Computer Science Program Coordinator since 2014, I have led St. Anne’s-Belfield School to the fore of the national movement to bring computer science to K-12 students. In 2016, I was named to Mozilla's inaugural Network50 list as someone who made the Internet a better place. I am also a founding board member for Charlottesville Women in Tech and on the board of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Computing, Reading, Video games, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Hands-on activities for students, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
NGCP Collaborative FabFem, NCWIT, Other
Other Program Affiliation 
Tech-Girls, Computers4Kids, Girls Who Code, She Started It

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