Ayori is the author the forthcoming book The Selfpreneur’s Field Guide, and creator of the Life Model Canvas which is a personal development framework for 10x living. She is a passionate speaker and advocate for using technology to address social problems such as poverty, illness and intolerance. She serves as an advisor to Startups & Enterprise tech companies on engaging the power diversity of thought, research & experiences by leveraging her huge network of influential women and underrepresented ethnic groups on the convergence of culture, technology and startups. She is a self taught software developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16 and has worked in the Silicon Valley tech sector for over 16 years. Oh yeah, she's also a mom! Ask her how she juggles it all!
Ayori spent the last 8 years working at Salesforce as a top performer in Sales, Product Management and Information Technology. She's lead several initiatives at Salesforce to support women and underrepresented groups of color including serving as President of Boldforce, (an employee resource group she founded) where she leads a charter to drive business results through diversity, inclusion & philanthropy by mentoring to retain and recruit employees of African and African American descent. Prior to Salesforce Ayori held engineering roles at ABB Inc and Schneider Electric.
Press & Media Coverage
- Featured by PopMatter's Magazine - Behind Technology is a Human
- Featured in NPR's Blacks in Tech - A Day in the Life of Cutting Edge Blacks in Tech twitter campaign and invited to speak on air alongside Mario Armstrong.
- by Black Enterprise
- Named Woman of the Month by Salesforce selected from among an employee base of over 18,000
- Recognized as The 100 Speakers Who Should Be Seen More at Tech Conferences
- Featured in OaklandLocal's BEST OF 2014: TOP 5 INNOVATION STORIES
Honors & Recognition
- Recipient of the Women Leaders in Technology Award from The All Stars Project
- Honored among Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 for Tech Diversity by The BayArea Registry
- Awarded a Certificate of Recognition by US Department of State from Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton for outstanding contributions to global diplomacy for women in STEM fields in collaboration with the TechWomen Mentoring program.
- Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Award by the Anita Borg Institute of Women in Technology for her contributions to Underrepresented Groups.