BGC, Inc. (Black Girls CODE) is taking legal action against former CEO and founder Kimberly Bryant
Complaint seeks various forms of remedy to prevent it discourages Ms. Bryant from further harming the organization
OAKLAND, California., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BGC, Inc. (d/b/a Black Girls CODE) (“BGC”) today filed a lawsuit against its former chief executive officer, Kimberly Bryant (the “Claim”) in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The filing of the complaint follows the decision of the BGC Board 12. August to terminate Ms. Bryant as CEO and remove her as a member of the Board of Directors.
The complaint alleges that Ms Bryant took a number of improper actions following her termination, including unlawfully hijacking the BGC website and redirecting website visitors to her own website, making several false and misleading statements. BGC is currently taking steps to restore its website and will keep interested parties informed via its Twitter account in the meantime. @BlackGirlsCODE. The complaint seeks various forms of remedy to prevent Ms. Bryant from continuing to harm the organization.
Regardless of these distractions, BGC has never been in a stronger position. The organization has ministered to more girls than ever this summer, with several two-week summer camp programs for girls across the country, including in NYC, Oakland, Detroitand Atlanta. In addition to learning to code, students learned important leadership and teamwork skills through group activities such as coding challenges and explored Black artists and other key representative inspirational figures. BGC continues to thrive and remains focused on fulfilling its mission for the girls it was founded for.
Since 2011, BGC has been committed to giving girls from underrepresented communities access to technology and the 21st century skills needed to become technology leaders. BGC’s organizational vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color, ages 7-17, to become innovators in STEM fields and create their own futures through exposure to computing and technology shape.
Please direct all inquiries to:
AUGUST STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
Steven Goldberg (323) 892-5562 or Jenny MacMichael (323) 892-5553
SOURCE BGC, Inc.