Mills Alumna Idalin Bobé MBA '13, Receives Kapor Center Impact Award

Oakland, CA—May 21, 2018


Left to Right: Jesse Williams, Activist & Grey's Anatomy actor; Idalin Bobe (; Monica Arrambide (Maven Youth); Claire Shorall ( and; Justin Steele (

Mills Alumna and founder of TechActivist.Org, Idalin Bobé MBA '13, was recently honored by the Kapor Center at the 2nd Annual Fairness Matters: Impact Awards event. Bobé was recognized for her work as a tech activist to help poor communities and communities of color amplify their voices and drive real social change.

The Kapor Center Impact Awards, first held in 2017, recognizes worthy individuals, organizations, or companies that are notably diversifying tech by advancing access to the tech sector, challenging and changing inclusion practices, or effectively using tech tools or platforms to close gaps.

The founder and co-director of TechActivist.Org, Bobé created the tech institute because the need for tech-related skills were and still are, crucial to propel the mission of liberation, equality, and justice. Dedicated to tech activism for people of color, Bobé utilizes tech education and tools as a platform for social change and liberation. Bobé also created and launched the Tech Intersections conference for women of color, and Hands Up United's youth tech program in Ferguson, MO in 2014, during the social unrest caused by the slaying of Mike Brown. TechActivist.Org has worked with over 2,000 tech activists through workshops and grassroots convenings.