Founded in 2017.
The Emerging Ladies Academy was founded in 2017 by Tiffany Gamble. Gamble has over 20 years of experience in human and social services.
Since 2017, the Academy has grown to offer hands-on after-school tech education in five OPS middle schools as well as community-based tech workshops and courses.
The Academy has served, educated and inspired over 100 girls in Omaha.
WHY BLACK GIRLS+TECH?
ONLY 25% of computer STEM workers are women.
ONLY 9% of STEM workers are Black.
Black women in tech face a double barrier in education and the industry.
Black women in tech face both sexism and racism in tech. Black girls pursuing tech studies and careers can benefit from a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, mentors, and being surrounded by their peers also studying tech.
Pew Research Center, 2018.
We believe that the future of the tech industry looks a lot brighter with more black women in it.
WHAT WE VALUE
We offer a safe space for Black girls to not
only learn and grow but also to express their
whole selves and take pride in their identity.
Girls who graduate from the Academy are
not just poised to be skilled workers, they
are the leaders of tomorrow.
We pride ourselves on helping students be
prepared, confident, and excited to pursue
bright careers in tech.