2013 The Root 100

Traveling the world to raise funds for women-owned tech start-ups is all in a day's work for Binta Niambi Brown.

  • Influence: 151.6
  • Reach: 8.09
  • Substance: 7.3
  • Media Mentions: 4
  • Internet Mentions: 21300
  • Twitter Followers: 1060
  • Binta Niambi Brown

  • A fundraising powerhouse with a philanthropic heart.
  • Job: Attorney
  • Sector: Law
  • Twitter: @batnib
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 39
  • Bio: Internationally known attorney Binta Niambi Brown, one of the top black fundraisers in the country, makes our list for her legal acumen as well as her philanthropic work. Brown is focused on helping to fund more women-owned tech startups. As a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, she is researching "the intersection of business and human rights." A fundraising powerhouse, Brown has raised money for various political, humanitarian and cultural causes, including the American Theater Wing, the New York Philharmonic and, her alma mater, Barnard College. Brown, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the New York-based office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has received accolades from Fortune Magazine and the World Economic Forum where she was named a Young Global Leader in 2012.Visit her website.
  • Fun Fact: Binta Niambi Brown plays the electric bass, as well as piano and banjo.