When Silicon Valley released their reports on race percentages in tech companies, I challenged myself to come up with as many African-American lead tech start ups as could (without using Wikipedia) and I came up with none. However, I was able to come up with black singers, actors, criminals, authors, talk show host, and Neil Degrasse Tyson. I tried to come up with any Hispanic lead ones and came up with none. (and so on) I was conflicted Race has nothing to do with having the right skills in the leviathan monster that we call tech jobs or become a tech leader. The list below will grow. If you would like to add anyone else to this list please tweet at me at @challyed and look at the database on
### Black
#### Leaders
* Omar Tomas Wasow — Creator of blackplanet — @owasow
* Kiah Williams — Cofounder of SIRUM and a 2015 30 under 30 — @KiahJW
* Jamail Larkins -Founder, Ascension Air Management and 2014 30 under 30- @Jamaillarkins
* Bill Cunningham — founder of — ???
* Stacy Brown-Philpot- COO at TaskRabbit- @sbp04
* Q — Founder & C.E.O of WorldStar Hip Hop- @QWorldStar
* LeVar Burton -Refunding of Reading Rainbow- @levarburton
* Inman Breaux — Chief Operating Officer at AirPush — @AirPushAds
* Chris Bennett — CEO of Soldsie and founder of LiquidBooks — @8ennett
* Hadiyah Mujhid — Lockheed Martin Alumni and founder/lead software developer for Playpen Labs- @hadiyahdotme

### Latin
#### Leaders
* Laura I. Gomez — Founding memeber of Twitter and the Founder of Digital Playbook- @laura
* Vanessa Larco- Cofounder FunLoop — @veelarco
* Eva Smith- Founder and co-founder of Latina Mom Bloggers and Inland Moms- @Eva_Smith
* Natalia Oberti Noguera — Founder and CEO of The Pipeline Fellowship — @nakisnakis
* Raquel Romano — Senior Software Engineer at Google (speicalizes in world disaster information) — @???
* Mayra Urrutia — Senior Lead Developerat Voto Latino- @???
* Julissa Ramirez- Industrial Engineer at Intel Mask Operations and serves as president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ Silicon Valley Professional Chapter-
* Diana Albarrán Chicas — Sr. Antenna Electrical RE at Space Systems Loral -
* leana M. Rivera — Director IT at Cisco LatAm, named “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology,” and on the board of the Hispanic IT Executive Council — @DAlbarranChicas
* Ana Roca Castro — CEO of Premier Transmedia and founder of #LATISM (Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media) — @AnaRC

### Asian
#### Leaders
* Jason Wang — Creator of Caviar and a 2015 30 under 30 — @jwang815
* Kiah Williams — Cofounder of SIRUM and a 2015 30 under 30 — @KiahJW
* Michelle Phan- Founder of Ipsy and a 2015 30 under 30 — @MichellePhan
* Brian Wong — Cofounder of Kiip- @brian_wong
* Julia Hu- Lark Technologies and 2013 30 under 30 — @JuliaHuCEO
* Divya Nag — Cofounder of Stem Cell Theranostics and StartX Med and 2014 30 under 30 -@dnag09
* Richard (Dick) Talens — Founder of Fitocracy — @DickTalens
* Brian Wang — Founder of Fitocracy — @brianmwang
* Eric Ly- CEO at Presdo Inc. and Cofounder of Linkedin- @ericly
* Cher Wang — cofounder of HTC — @???

### Indian
#### Leaders
* Dharmesh Shan — Co-Creator of Hubspot- @dharmesh
* Aaditya Jain — founder of Studycopter -@???
* Girish Mathrubootham — Founder & CEO of Freshdesk — @mrgirish
* Sridhar Vembu -founder of Zoho- @svembu
* Vivek Ravisankar- Cofounder of HackerRank- @rvivek
* Mehdi Samadi- Cofounder of Solvvy and 30 Under 30 2015 in ET — @mhsamadi
* Vishal Sikka — CEO and MD of Infosys — @vsikka
* Nilay Patel — Head Editor of the Verge — @reckless
* Rashmi Sinha -CEO of SlideShare — @rashmi
* Padmasree Warrior- Chief Technology & Strategy Officer (CTO) of Cisco Systems and 71st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. @Padmasree

* Inc’s 30 under 30 2013 to 2015
* Looking at my phone’s apps and asking myself who made this app?

If you would like to add anyone else to this list please tweet at me at @challyed and look at the database on

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