Charlene Brown–– promoting Black Women in Tech

Charlene Brown
(Sean Thomas Allen photo)


“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them,” said Madam C. J. Walker.

“Black women in technology are the unicorns of mythology,” says Charlene Brown, a full stack web developer, branding specialist and owner of Bklyn Custom Designs (, one of few small women-owned tech companies aimed at ensuring new and established businesses that are professionally and effectively branded. “We are incredibly rare,” says Brown, who has been in business for nearly 20 years, “but we’ve come a long way.”

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