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TEDxFoggyBottom 2019 Speaker: Elizabeth Lindsey

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Elizabeth Lindsey is the Executive Director of Byte Back, a dynamic Washington, DC based nonprofit that provides a pathway of inclusive tech training that leads to living-wage careers.

Prior to joining Byte Back in 2015, Elizabeth served for four years as the Chief Operating Officer of Groundswell, a DC-based environmental nonprofit. She oversaw Groundswell’s evolution from a start-up, community-based organization into a nationally-recognized social enterprise.

She earned her bachelor’s from Swarthmore College and her master’s in public affairs and urban and regional planning from Princeton University. Elizabeth led development efforts for small, minority, and women-owned businesses for the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, and she helped develop workforce training programs in high-demand sectors for the DC Department of Employment Services.

Elizabeth was featured in the Washington Business Journal and named a 2017 and 2018 Tech Titan by the Washingtonian. She won the DC Inno 50 on Fire award, New Power Woman of DC Tech award from DCA Live, and the Champion of Digital Equality Award from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council. She led a panel at SXSW in 2018 and was named a top 100 leadership speaker for 2018 in Inc. magazine.

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