Audrey Hipkins


Audrey Hipkins is a technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years in the industry who believes passionately in service and activism.

Throughout her career, Audrey has provided strategic guidance and technical expertise to transform emerging technologies into usable products. Prior to serving as Chief Product Officer of the Bureau of National Affairs (later Bloomberg BNA), she led the Environmental Health and Safety division focusing on expanding international coverage and developing regulatory tools. The company she started was the first allowed into the Library of Congress Rare Books Division to digitize collections. She began her career working on systems critical to national infrastructure at IBM and Draper Laboratories.

She has also served as Board Chair and Treasurer of the Hurston-Wright Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering Black authors, and as a board member of the Higher Achievement Program, which focuses on closing the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years.

Audrey has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.


"Because I benefited from the advice of elders early in my career, I believe in the power of intergenerational learning. Having seen wealth, both financial and historical, lost when death occurs and seeing people grapple with making sound financial decisions, I love how Onyx provides a space to discuss these issues."