TeLisa Daughtry

Award-winning gender equality champion

TeLisa Daughtry is an Award-Winning Serial Social Entrepreneur, Conscious Technologist, STEM / DEI+Belonging Advocate, and Author, recognized for her impactful contributions to the technology sector. With a diverse background 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 careers; 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, technology, entrepreneurship, diversity, and women's issues; such as:

- Champions of the Metaverse Award (Honoree) 2023
- WE Empower SDGs Challenge (Finalist) 2022
- Globant.Women: Tech Entrepreneur (Honoree) 2020
- UN Women UK, 65th Commission on the Status of Women (Delegate) 2020
- UN Women: Women's Empowerment Principles (Honoree) 2020
- Syracuse U: Black, Latinx Information Science Technology Support: Women in Tech (Honoree) 2020
- COLOR Magazine - All Inclusive Leadership Award (Honoree) 2020
- California State Legislature, S.T.E.A.M. Advocate (Honoree) 2020
- Behind Her Vision: 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs NYC (book) 2019
- Nasdaq Mentor Makers (Mentor) 2019
- Ariane de Rothschild (Fellow) 2017
- United State of Women (Changemaker) 2016
- ACT4 Award: Diversity in Tech (Honoree)

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