Press

Kaya recently appeared as a live guest on HLN show, MichaeLA.



Below are media outlets where I've been interviewed.

Kaya Thomas Brings Authors of Color to Young People With Her We Read Too App Teen Vogue, April 12th, 2017


This app helps young people of color find books that represent them HelloGiggles, April 11th, 2017


We Read Too app showcases books by, about minorities Fox 5 News, aired on April 11th, 2017


'We Read Too' app connects young readers of color with books they can relate to Mashable, April 10th, 2017


When This Woman Didn't Feel Represented In The Books She Was Reading, She Started An App To Find Ones That Did A Plus, April 7th, 2017


College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity The Huffington Post, April 3rd, 2017


This College Senior Launched The 'We Read Too' App To Get Diverse Books Into The Hands Of Kids And Teens Bustle, March 30th, 2017


Sexism in Tech is a Feature, Not a Bug The Ringer, March 6th, 2017


Digital apps and subscription boxes put books by black authors in readers’ hands Salon, February 27th, 2017


Bias in Technology Communications of the ACM, January 2017


Why Can't Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem? The New Yorker, November 26th, 2016


These Are the Biggest Misconceptions About College Women Glamour, April 28th, 2016


2016 College Women of the Year: Kaya Thomas Glamour, April 5th, 2016


What it’s Like to Be a Black Woman in Tech: A Q&A with Kaya Thomas DreamHost Blog, August 25th, 2016


STEM Student Spotlight: Kaya Thomas Scientific American, May 13th, 2016


Kaya Thomas ’17 Wins Kudos for Young Reader App Dartmouth Now, April 25th, 2016


Blind Hiring, While Well Meaning, May Create Unintended Consequences NPR Planet Money, April 12th, 2016


We Read Too – Diversifying publishing with Kaya Thomas BookNet Canada, March 22nd, 2016


How Coder Kaya Thomas Wants to Bring #BlackGirlMagic to the Tech World Essence, February 29th, 2016


This 20 Year Old Female App Developer Is Showing The World What A Coder Looks Like PowerToFly, November 16th, 2015


Episode 17 - Kaya Thomas People Of Color In Tech, November 4th, 2015


The Future of Tomorrow Complex, October 26th, 2015


Computer Science in School VS The Real World With Kaya Thomas The HanselMinutes, August 28th, 2015


Revision Path Episode 88: Kaya Thomas Revision Path, July 20th 2015


Black Girls Code Inspires the Next Generation of Tech Slack Variety Pack, July 16th, 2015


Another Round, Episode 9: You’re Gonna Be A Boss One Day Buzzfeed, May 12th 2015


Wogrammer, Kaya Thomas Medium, April 29th, 2015


Young Developer Kaya Thomas Says Coding is a Business Must The Network Journal, April 15th, 2015


2015 M.A.D. Girl | Kaya Thomas MBIB and Covergirl, April 5th, 2015


Black Girls Rock Highlights: M.A.D. Girls Show Highlight: Kaya Thomas BET, April 5th, 2015


Michelle Obama honors Staten Island techie at BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' SI Live, April 1st, 2015


Intel commits $300 million to diversify tech ranks NPR's Marketplace, January 7th, 2015


Mobile App Showcases Books Written by and Featuring People of Color Atlanta Blackstar Blerds, September 11th, 2014


Looking for Children's Books With Black Characters? There's an App for That BET News, September 10th, 2014


Meet Kaya Thomas: Founder of ‘We Read Too’ – An App Showcasing Literature For & By People of Color Innov8tiv, September 4th, 2014




These are any sites that have featured me in an article.

6 Young Black Women Making a Difference in Tech New Relic, February 24th, 2017


Young Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas Created An App To Find Books By Black Authors Afropunk, February 17th, 2017


How To Successfully Break Into The High Tech Industry Blavity, January 25th, 2017


Facebook's 'Pipeline' Excuse: Black Women In Tech Speak Out On Diversity Failure Forbes, July 18th, 2016


Facebook's latest diversity report draws lots of criticism after showing minimal improvements The Daily Dot, July 15th, 2016


People are slamming Facebook for blaming its diversity problem on a lack of talent Business Insider, July 15th, 2016


Facebook takes heat for diversity 'pipeline' remarks USA Today, July 15th, 2016


Millennials, Diversity Big Topics at BookNet Canada's Annual Tech Forum Publishers Weekly, April 5th, 2016


#CodedWithLove, From Google Black Enterprise, February 18th, 2016


Code Your Heart Out: A Valentine’s Day #CodedWithLove Google for Education Blog, February 10th, 2016


21 Black Girl Bosses Who Slay All Day Buzzfeed, February 12th, 2016


Women of Color Youtubers To Watch Feministing, January 19th, 2016


Reframing the Narrative Around STEM by Providing Role Models and Affirming the Brilliance of Black STEM Scholars The Official Blog of The US Department of Education, September 18th, 2015


#ILookLikeAnEngineer: 5 Black Women Engineers We Look Up To Blavity, August 10th, 2015


26 Apps Created by Black Women You Have to Check Out For Harriet, June 16th, 2015


10 Awesome and Successful Women in the Field of Computer Science You Should Know Atlanta Blackstar Blerds, May 26th, 2015


This is what a female engineer looks like Quartz, May 18th, 2015


Natura’s 2015 Picks: 10 Women of Color Who are Changing the Game Natura Magazine USA, May 12th 2015


5 Black Women in Tech Bring Innovation To the Male-Led Industry Black Enterprise, April 29th, 2015


Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful Continues to Imagine Beautiful Futures at the 2015 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards on BET Networks P&G Corporate Newsroom, April 1st, 2015


Michelle Obama speaks alongside M.A.D. Girls at Black Girls Rock! Rolling Out, March 31st, 2015


10 Black Women who are Changing the Face of Tech The Root, March 12th, 2015


The Root's 2015 Young Futurists The Root, February 9th, 2015


Innov8tiv’s 50 Young Visionary Women Leaders To Watch In 2015 Innov8tiv, December 31st, 2014