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FAMU SJGC Alumna Named AFROTECH™️ Future 50

Heather Johnson
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Dayna Lee speaks at Grads Are Back Disney on the Yard panel.
Dayna Lee speaks at Grads Are Back Disney on the Yard panel.

In a remarkable achievement, Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) alumna Dayna Lee Libby, has been honored as one of the AFROTECH™️ Future 50. This prestigious recognition celebrates the contributions and potential of the brightest minds in technology, media and innovation within the African American community.

AFROTECH™️, a leading platform for African American tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, unveiled its Future 50 list during its annual conference, highlighting individuals who are poised to make significant impacts in their respective fields. Libby, who serves as outreach and engagement director of HBCU for the Walt Disney Company/ESPN, was recognized for being a Corporate Catalyst, someone who “actively promotes diversity and redefines and implement inclusive initiatives.” She announced the recognition on her Linkedin profile.

“I am beyond pleased to announce that I am being honored as one of the AFROTECH™️ Future 50! Being considered a “Corporate Catalyst” for the work we have done with Disney On The Yard is just a testament to the support & backing that The Walt Disney Company has given me.”

Mira Lowe, FAMU SJGC dean, expressed immense pride in Lee’s accomplishments.

“We are thrilled every time one of our students or alumni receives a well-deserved recognition. Their passion, integrity and skills embody the values we strive to instill in our students.”

Established in 2022, the AFROTECH Future 50 highlights the contributions Black tech leaders make in the industry.

According to data from Pensions & Investments, only four percent of investment partners are Black. AFROTECH states highlighting innovative companies and their underrepresented leaders should become a priority as Black representation in technology sectors increases.

Left to right: Dayna Lee, LaJoy Mercer, Kennedy Maddox and Luke Williams pose together after the Grads Are Back Disney on the Yard panel at FAMU.
Left to right: Dayna Lee, LaJoy Mercer, Kennedy Maddox and Luke Williams pose together after the Grads Are Back Disney on the Yard panel at FAMU.

The AFROTECH™️ Future 50 list aims to inspire the next generation of leaders by highlighting the achievements of young African Americans who are breaking barriers and setting new standards in their fields. You may click here for more information about the AFROTECH™️ Future 50 and to view the full list of honorees.

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