Speakers Afua Bruce
Afua Bruce

AFUA BRUCE is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her work has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at the White House, the FBI, IBM, and a couple of nonprofits. As an If/Then Ambassador, Afua engages in efforts to excite girls to consider STEM careers; she has partnered with GoldieBlox, appeared on CBS’s Mission Unstoppable TV show, and is one of 120 statues of women in STEM the If/Then Exhibit that was on display at the Smithsonian. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, as well as an MBA, and is currently a Technology and Public Purpose fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School. Her newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How changemakers, technologists, and philanthropists can build an equitable world, describes how technology can advance equity.