Ayumi Moore Aoki is a social entrepreneur and visionary leader committed to driving positive and sustainable change through technology. As the Founder and CEO of Women in Tech® Global, Ayumi has spearheaded a global movement that empowers women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). With headquarters in Paris and a presence in 50 countries, the organization has over 200,000 members and aims to empower 5 million women and girls in STEAM by 2030.

Under Ayumi’s leadership, Women in Tech® Global operates on four pillars: education, business, digital inclusion, and advocacy. These pillars underpin the organization’s comprehensive approach to equipping women with the skills necessary for STEAM careers, supporting women entrepreneurs and leaders, ensuring digital access for all, and driving systemic change to challenge gender biases in the tech industry.

Ayumi Moore Aoki’s role as a tech diplomat has proven effective in uniting international stakeholders across government, NGOs, academia, and the private sector. Her work on the inaugural Women in Tech US-EU Trade Mission has been instrumental in creating transatlantic opportunities for US female tech entrepreneurs, a project led by US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Marisa Lago. The Women in Tech Global Summit, recognized with the high patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron, highlights its global impact. Additionally, Women in Tech® Global has formed strategic partnerships with UN Women, the ICT Ministry of Burundi, the Government of Cape Verde, and is an active member of the Edison Alliance of the World Economic Forum.

Born in Brazil to a Brazilian mother and Japanese father, Ayumi’s diverse upbringing shaped her beliefs. Moving to South Africa during apartheid, she witnessed injustices and discrimination, fueling her desire to challenge oppressive norms based on gender and race.

In 2008, Ayumi’s journey into the tech world began with self-taught coding, which transformed her life and career, eventually leading to the founding of Women in Tech® Global in 2018. As an international expert in women’s empowerment, Ayumi frequently speaks at global events, including LEAP (Riyadh), TEDx Ist (Portugal), UFM Business Forum (Barcelona), GMI Summit (Dubai), Paris Blockchain Summit, INMerge Summit (Baku), IVS (Kyoto) and PauseFest (Melbourne).

Currently pursuing an EDBA at the École des Ponts Business School, Ayumi is deepening her knowledge to drive greater social impact through business and technology.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to gender equality and her transformative work in the tech industry, Ayumi Moore Aoki was selected as one of the 40 Women Forbes France 2023.