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Tracy Chou

Entrepreneur and Software Engineer; Founder and CEO; Block Party; Co-Founder; Project Include

Tracy Chou is an entrepreneur and software engineer, known for her work advocating for diversity and inclusion in technology. She is currently the founder and CEO of Block Party, which aims to fight abuse and harassment online. She co-founded Project Include, which consults tech startups on diversity and inclusion, and the social movement #MovingForward, which works with venture capital firms to establish and publish anti-harassment policies.

In 2013, her Medium article “Where are the Numbers?” helped jumpstart the practice of technology companies disclosing their data on diversity. Chou has worked as a software engineer and technology lead at Pinterest, a software engineer at Quora, and a technical consultant for the U.S. Digital Service in the executive branch of the federal government during the Obama administration.

Chou has been named Forbes “30 under 30” for technology, MIT Technology Review “35 Innovators under 35,” and Fast Company “Most Creative People in Business,” and been profiled in Vogue, ELLE, and other media outlets. She graduated from Stanford University with an master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, where she was a Terman Scholar and Mayfield Fellow and elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.