The Henderson Foundation, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, affectionately named after Horace and Joyce Henderson of Atlanta, GA. It was created to leave a legacy of developing young women through educational development opportunities.
Through its mission, it will provide learning resources to girls in underserved communities across the globe; in order to, expand their knowledge and cultivate leaders in technology through its signature program, 100 Girls of Code, and its seven pillars: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Coding, Esports, and Financial Literacy.
The first granddaughter of Horace and Joyce Henderson, Ms. Danithea holds several degrees in Education. With over 23 years in the Education arena, she has led the Conyers Chapter of 100 Girls of Code since 2014.
Now as President and CEO, Ms. Danithea is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of our STEM education courses and opportunities for BIPOC females in a metropolitan city. She plays a vital role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM fields, and provides a pathway to success for underrepresented communities. In addition,
she works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to ensure equitable access to STEM education, including computer science, engineering, eSports, science, job shadowing, fashion, arts, fellowship, volunteerism, and stewardship. She is tasked with designing and executing innovative programs that address the unique challenges faced by BIPOC females in pursuing STEM careers. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and a Woman In Technology 2020 Woman to Watch Nominee.
Shobha is a Sr. Manager, Software Development - Amp, Amazon Music, and Amazon in Atlanta, GA. Shobha is an engineering leader with 2 decades of experience; a Master's in Computer Science and a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering. She has also worked for Microsoft and UPS. At Microsoft, she started the Women At Microsoft Atlanta Chapter and chaired a committee of 10 board members. At UPS, she was the co-chair for the UPS WLD Business Connections group. She was the brainchild behind the first Girls Coding Workshop with 100 Girls of Code Conyers at UPS, Microsoft and Amazon. She was a TEALS volunteer teacher for AP Comp Sci at the Dekalb County High School; a WIT mentor for high school girls and a featured speaker in several API conferences. Shobha holds the 2022 Women of the Year in Engineering for Women in Technology.
Dr. Nichols is the Head of Schools at Ivy Prep Academy for Girls. Ivy Prep is the 1st single-gender, K-8 charter school for girls in Georgia, educating families living in DeKalb County, Clayton County, South Fulton, and zoned for Atlanta Public Schools. With more than 22 years of experience as an educator and administrator, Dr. Nichols is a change agent that drives results through program assessment, development and monitoring while ensuring appropriate levels of support and engagement of faculty and students. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Allie Young is the CEO of AXR Edge, formerly known as Axis Replay. Allie is the innovator of bringing gamers together at Axis Replay - a first of its kind Entertainment and Event Facility to create a Topgolf-like experience for video gamers, esports and tech professionals. She is also an entrepreneur with a focus on collaboration and partnerships in esports, entertainment, and sports industries.
Katina is a highly accomplished Social Work professional with over 26 years of experience in child and family services. She is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Grief Counseling, Youth Development, Empowerment of Employees/ Coaching. Additionally, she is an innovative leader with problem-solving, communication, and technology skills. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Sharie is an Educator with a passion for people, and especially children. She holds several degrees, including a Specialist in Teacher Leadership with a focus on BrainSmart. This veteran has been in education for over 28 years. In addition, she has received several awards, including multiple Teacher of the Year awards. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Cecilia Anderson is a Georgia native, and a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School. Ms. Anderson completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, and graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University, Walden University, and Capella University, respectively, with degrees and certificates in the areas of Marketing, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, and Special Education.
Currently, Ms. Anderson is the Chapter President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter, Inc. (NCBWSML). She also serves as a community representative on the Discipline Task Force for Gwinnett County Public Schools and serves on the School Council at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School. Ms. Anderson is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Aaron Siders is Vice President and Operations Director of Solution Foundry; a consulting and technology company located in the Atlanta metropolitan area and corporate sponsor of 100 Girls of Code. Aaron has 30 years of operations experience across different industries. He has worked with 100 Girls of Code since 2020 and now serves on the Board of Directors, primarily focused on supporting the operations function of the Henderson Foundation and its 100 Girls of Code signature program. Aaron grew up in the state of Iowa, moved to Chicago after college and has resided in the Atlanta metro for 20 years. In addition to supporting 100 Girls of Code, Aaron's interests include family, friends, fellowship, football, golf, fitness, and travel.
Ms. Patrice works with our non-profit organization to focus on providing technology education and support to girls aged 9 to 16. She designs and implements instructional technology programs that foster STEM education and encourage young girls to explore the world of technology. In addition, she onboards new Chapters as they come on board.
As the Chemical Engineering STEM Educator for our non-profit organization, Ms. Carla designs and implements STEM education programs for girls aged 9-16, with a focus on chemistry and engineering. She works closely with our team of educators and volunteers to create engaging and interactive curriculums that align with our organization's mission of promoting STEM education and gender equality.
Ms. Batavia, or "MommaBee" is passionate about empowering teenagers to explore their interests in technology, media, and gaming. She leads and manages our innovative programming that inspires young minds and fosters a lifelong love of learning! In addition, MommaBee develops and implements cutting-edge and immersive programs that engage teenagers in eSports, computer science, and podcasting.
Ms. Chelsea works closely with the CEO to provide college and career readiness guidance and support to girls ages 9-16. She is responsible for building partnerships with local colleges and companies to expose girls to scholarship and internship opportunities, as well as career options in STEM fields. She provides one-on-one support to students to help them develop a career plan and prepare for the college application process. In addition, she leads workshops and training sessions for students, parents, and community members to help them understand the college and career pathway in STEM fields.
Ms. Tasha supports the delivery of our STEM curriculum by providing logistical and administrative support. She also serves as a mentor and role model to students, helping to foster their interest in STEM fields.
As well as, provides general support to lead instructor during classes and workshops.