ANNOUNCEMENT AND MEDIA RELEASE
Leading Tech Inclusion Nonprofit Begins Search for New Leader
WASHINGTON, DC – Byte Back CEO Elizabeth Lindsey is stepping down on April 2. Lindsey led Byte Back since 2015 and will continue to support Byte Back’s mission and work. In April, she will be starting as CEO of Urban Alliance, a national youth workforce development nonprofit building a more equitable talent pipeline.
During her time as executive director and then chief executive officer, Lindsey helped secure major support for Byte Back and led the organization’s expansion. Byte Back successfully launched a new site in Baltimore in 2019. During this time, Lindsey also grew as a national leader, advocating for diversity in the tech sector and digital equity as part of racial equity. She was named to the Root 100 list, delivered a TEDx talk on digital inclusion, and led a panel at SXSW.
“Being CEO of Byte Back has been such an incredible experience and a dream job for me,” Lindsey said. “I’m really proud of Byte Back, where the organization is, and how it will continue to thrive. As I transition to Urban Alliance, I look forward to continuing my support for Byte Back’s work and partnering.”
Byte Back is financially and programmatically strong. The organization successfully pivoted to virtual services in 2020, at a time when digital inclusion became more urgent than ever. Its team of Board members and staff are dedicated to working with communities in Washington, DC and Baltimore toward digital equity. They plan to maintain programs and putting tech within reach, which they’ve done since 1997.
“We are so thankful to Elizabeth for her strong leadership of Byte Back over the past five years,” said Desy Osunsade, chair of the Byte Back Board. “Byte Back has expanded in both footprint and impact under Elizabeth’s leadership and positioned the organization to serve even more communities as a national organization. I wish Elizabeth the best and look forward to working closely with our Board and staff to find Byte Back’s next leader.”
Osunsade and the Board of Directors will work with NonprofitHR in leading the search for the organization’s next CEO. In the interim, Byte Back is led by the Board and the staff executive management team. The organization is excited to step into its next phase and explore the strengths and connections of a future CEO.
ABOUT BYTE BACK, INC: Byte Back provides a pathway of inclusive tech training that leads to living-wage careers. As a leader in digital inclusion since 1997, Byte Back has helped hundreds of graduates launch living-wage careers that use technology. In 2019, 57 graduates were hired, earning $23,463 more per year than before Byte Back training.