Iyabo Boyd is a writer, director, and producer who strives to tell stories from under-explored perspectives, and to reflect the dynamic humanity of women and people of color. She is also the founder of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, whose mission is to advocate for women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary industry and to bolster their creative and professional success. She previously held positions in artist development, program management, and funding at the Points North Institute, Kickstarter, Doc Society’s Good Pitch, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Gotham (formerly IFP). In 2021, Boyd was a recipient of DocNYC’s New Leader Award, was named a “Black Visionary’’ by the Sundance Film Institute, and a Documentary Film Influencer by IndieWire. She lives in the Bronx.