Black Girls Hack (BGH) was founded by Tennisha Martin, a black girl from Washington D.C. Tennisha has been working in the IT space for over 15 years. Tennisha currently works as a Senior Principal Consultant doing Consulting and Engineering work for the government sector. Mrs. Martin has a Masters in Cybersecurity from The Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Digital Forensics from the University of Maryland. She is also an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering program. Tennisha has 20 years of teaching through tutoring experience. She also has a passion for education. Her goal with BGH is to provide information, resources, and training to help increase the number of black women in the cybersecurity field.

The organization offers resources and programs in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM), Information Technology (IT), and Cybersecurity to help to increase diversity in Cybersecurity.