Closing the Equity Gap Through Education, Entrepreneurship and Employment

Betty Gronneberg

Founder & Executive Director, uCodeGirl

 

 

Betty Gronneberg is a Founder & Executive Director of uCodeGirl, a non-profit organization that creates a pathway to technology careers for teen girls by tapping into their curiosity, skills and potential.

 

Betty holds a Master’s of Science degree in Software Engineering from North Dakota State University. Her first degree was from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Betty has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. In her most recent role as a Software Engineering Manager, Betty had lead software engineers and directed a broad range of projects and initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of global solutions.

 

As a Software Engineer turned Social Entrepreneur, Betty believes that those who code write their future. Betty works diligently on her passion of equity and inclusion: to help increase the talent pool and equalize opportunity in technology careers.

 

As a recipient of the prestigious Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, Betty is challenged to continuously think big and think different. Her friends and colleagues would describe her as "inspirational". She enjoys connecting with people and listening to their stories.

 

Betty’s advocacy extends to advancing literacy in early childhood in her native country, Ethiopia. Betty currently serves on the board of a Minnesota based non-profit organization called Ethiopia Reads.  Driven by a strong desired to share her great experiences of growing up in Ethiopia, Betty has written a children book entitled “The Alphabet takes a Journey: Destination Ethiopia!” Betty has spoken at numerous occasions locally, nationally and internationally at conferences and educational events on the topics of literacy, and technology.

 

Betty lives in Fargo, North Dakota with her husband and three sons.