Who We Are
Founder and Executive Director
Bridgette Wallace is an out-of-the-box thinker who pushes hard for equity and inclusion for those that are undervalued and overlooked. Her goal to create and support additional pipelines that enhance Boston's innovation mix by focusing on women, housing, technology, and entrepreneurship. As an urban planner and founder of Dudley Visions SkyLab and G|Code, she has worked with institutions, coalitions, community residents, and city officials to develop economic networks and programs around entrepreneurship. These programs have helped to promote commercial viability and build equal opportunity. Bridgette is particularly interested in rebuilding the ways Roxbury and other neighborhood economies emerge by delivering specialized, efficient, and innovative plans that fuel long-term economic growth for Black, brown and immigrant residents.
Prior to developing the initial plans for SkyLab and G|Code, Wallace worked in the field of Public Health as a Program Manager for Boston Public Health Commission and the Department of Public Health. She received her Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from Tufts University. She is the proud mother to her daughter who recently graduated from Northeastern’s D’Amore Kim School of Business and now works in the tech sector. She is also a Roxbury resident and serves on the board of the Roxbury Neighborhood Council and on the Project Review Committee of Plan Dudley.
Chairwoman of the Board
Lindsay Nuon began her career in STEM in the US military 15 years ago. Since then, Nuon has worked in the US Intelligence Community with government agencies including NCIS, the FBI, and HHS, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Nuon has a long track record of advising startups and speaks on topics including cyber security, data privacy, governance, risk, and compliance, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Nuon is a proud member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, is a Certified Ethical Hacker and an Integrated Risk Management strategist. Her passion for philanthropy and social impact has lead her to serve internationally across the U.S., Europe, and the South East Asia-Pacific region. To date her work has been covered in Al Jazeera, CNBC, and quoted in Buzzfeed. Most recently she served as a judge for the inaugural One World Award, presented at the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Conference at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.
Nuon is the Founder and CEO of EmpirEqual and Women of Color in Blockchain, Inc (WCB). She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Curriculum Development and Recruitment Lead
After interning as a Help Desk Technician at HubSpot through Hack Diversity, Rizel gained a new interest in software development. As a result, she attended Resilient Coders, a non-profit coding bootcamp for minorities. Today, she works as a Software Developer at Hi Marley, and she will obtain a degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2020. She admits that navigating the world of tech as a young, black woman with limited resources can feel lonely, terrifying, and discouraging. In attempt to break those barriers, Rizel is dedicated to overseeing curriculum development, recruitment, and retention at GCode House.
Strategic Partnerships Lead
Bailey Siber graduated from Tufts University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in community health and clinical psychology with a concentration in computer science. After graduating, she participated as a fellow at the Horizons School of Technology where she further developed her full stack software engineering and entrepreneurial skills. Today, she works at Devoted Health, a tech-enabled and empathy-focused Medicare Advantage startup, where she project manages data integrations. As a young Arab American woman in tech, Siber cares deeply about working at the intersections of technology, advocacy, and public health to address the social determinants that inequitably impact marginalized communities.
Elizabeth (Eli) Rider was raised in Williamsport, PA before she moved to the Boston area to study at MIT. An alum of MITES ’12 and Interphase EDGE ’13, she knows firsthand how an investment in a young person’s education can change their life path. After she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences, Eli put her quantitative skills to use as a data analyst at MIT’s Office of Sustainability, Cogo Labs, and (currently) Massachusetts Digital Service in the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. At G|Code House, she does a bit of everything.