What is Black Girls In Tech?

Black Girls in Tech was founded with the purpose of creating a colourful space in the white, male-dominated technology sector. Here, black women can support each other, connect with one another and share their experiences and resources within a community of like-minded people. We are a community for black women in tech, by black women in tech.

Our aim is to provide a community, resources, and opportunities to black women in tech and those who want to get into tech. We have a whole team of women dedicated to making this happen.

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Why is our work so important?

We strive to inspire young black women to recognise the significance of what skills in tech can do to affect the state of the world .Thus, it is our duty to give attention and give a voice to talents existing in underprivileged black backgrounds as the space currently does not have a great representation nor does it embrace
1. Female talent
2. Black individuals
3. Poorer demographics.

Our Goals.

Foster a Community.

We aim to foster a community of black women who are in technology at any level and those who want to get into the tech space. We offer a network , a sense of community ,sisterhood and mentorship.1

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Resources & Education.

We aim to provide resources for those in tech and those who want to get into tech in the form of existing resources and our own curated educational resources/bootcamps.

Opportunities.

We aim to give opportunities to our members such as scholarships ,bootcamps and also market jobs on our website.

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Meet The Team

Meet the faces behind BGIT. We are a team of 10 each of us in various positions within the technology industry

Karen Emelu

CEO & Founder | Partnerships & Growth Lead

Valerie Oyiki

COO & Co-Founder | Community Lead

Lami Smith

Community Management & Growth

Tese Ogbeifun

Branding/Creative Lead

Orianna Acheampong

Community Management & Growth

Anjola Adebowale

Partnerships & Growth | BGIT Nigeria Lead

Janita Da-Costa

Media Lead & Public Relations

Eri Rhema

Media & Public Relations

Ayo Ogunkeye

Recruitment Lead

Naomi Williams

Public Relations Lead

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