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Black Women Talk Tech Acquires Membership Organization Black Female Founders

A group of Black women is passing the torch to another group of Black women to push founders who like them to the forefront, and we love to see it. In a press release provided to AfroTech, it was announced that Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) has acquired Minneapolis-based community organization and pre-accelerator, Black Female Founder s ( #BFF) . “Our communities overlapped so the acquisition made sense to bring more resources and connections to more Black women founders. We’ve known Erin Horne McKinney for years and before this acquisition, she’s always been a big supporter of Black Women Talk Tech,” BWTT said in a statement provided exclusively to AfroTech. BWTT boasts a worldwide collective of Black women tech founders who understand the challenges faced by their own as they navigate the industry while affirming the value of innovation each founder brings to the table. And, the merger plans to strengthen that even further. “We are all about collaboration and this partnership adds...

Jan 11, 2022

PayPal EVP Of Sales, Peggy Alford, Says Black Women Talk Tech's Roadmap To Billions Conference Was 'A Long Time Coming'

When Black Women Talk Tech announced that Peggy Alford — the EVP of sales at PayPal — would be hosting a fireside chat at the Roadmap to Billions conference, attendees couldn’t have been more excited. But, perhaps, no one was more excited than Alford herself. “You know, I have to say this was a long time coming,” she told AfroTech. “It’s nice to see that, more and more, Black women are taking charge of their own careers, especially in the tech sector, and to see them come together in such a way to let everyone know that they’re here? I couldn’t be happier.” Photo Credit: Road Map To Billions The Roadmap to Billions is a conference built from the perspective of Black women that Black Women Talk Tech organizes. The organization empowers Black women who are driving innovation worldwide within untapped markets that can unlock billion-dollar opportunities. Roadmap to Billions is the only tech conference created by Black female founders for Black female founders and supporters of the...

Angie Jones Becomes the First-Ever Black Female Java Champion

Angie Jones, a veteran of the tech industry and an avid creator of online coding courses, has made history as she was named as a new Java Champion. OMGGGG! Wow, this is a dream come true!!! Thank you so much 😭 Wait, I gotta go tell my Java college professor. He's gonna be over the moon! 😂🙏🏾 — Angie Jones (@techgirl1908) July 2, 2020 Oracle defines Java Champions as “an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Java Champions get the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction that will help Oracle grow the Java Platform. ” In fact, the group is so exclusive that there are only 299 members globally, period. Jones was the first Black woman ever to be selected for the honor. To many in the Java world, Angie is no stranger . For almost two decades, Jones has been in the industry, is active on social media, and teaches several courses on Test Automation...

Jul 7, 2020

Black Women Talk Tech is Disrupting the Industry by Creating a Safe Space for Black Businesswomen

For years Black women have fought for a seat at the table in their respective industries. People of color are often excluded and neglected in the tech industry thus proving it difficult to find safe spaces to convene together. The disparity for Black women in tech has made it a struggle to level the playing field across the board, but these three founders created a platform to disrupt the lack of diversity in tech and empower Black women looking to grow billion-dollar enterprises. Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, and Regina Gwynn all recognized the challenges that many Black women face trying to launch and maintain businesses when they first met. They then banded together to create Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT), an organization founded to connect Black women in the tech industry and provide them with the tools they need to be successful business owners. Established in 2017, the organization has grown to expand into 10 local chapters in cities across the country with one overseas in...

Mar 24, 2020

Black Women Talk Tech Goes International With London Chapter Launch

Black Women Talk Tech , the organization bringing Black female founders together, is launching its first international chapter in London on October 1. Black Women Talk Tech is a collective of Black women tech founders that originally started in 2017 by Esosa Ighodaro, Regina Gwynn and Lauren Washington, three women who’d already founded their own startup companies. The group has since expanded to hosting an annual conference in New York City and has opened chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle and Washington, D.C. JP Morgan Chase is partnering with Black Women Talk Tech to host the London launch in Canary Wharf, the city’s financial district. Ebisiemen Ajayi and Rene Germain, the co-founders of the workplace review website Driverse, will lead the London chapter. The team will take charge of hosting monthly sessions and events for local Black women founders searching for a community. Founding their own tech company has given Ajayi and Germain firsthand experiences of what it is like...

Sep 24, 2019

Black Women Talk Tech is Hosting its Third Annual Conference This Week in New York

For the third year in a row, the Black Women Talk Tech conference is convening in New York City to inspire founders and funders, alike. Backstage Capital’s Founder and CEO Arlan Hamilton will serve as the first day’s keynote speaker, followed by Founder and CEO of Planet Forward Ventures and Zume Pizza, Julia Collins, on the second day of the conference. Other conference speakers include Budgetnista CEO Tiffany Aliche, author and activist Luvvie Ajayi, and VisuWall founder, Kobi Wu. Black Women Talk Tech started in 2017 by Esosa Ighodaro, Regina Gwynn and Lauren Washington, three women who’d already founded their own startup companies. The trio wanted a place for Black women business owners to network and partner without the everyday hurdles of being a minority in tech. Washington said that although the collective’s goal is to create a safe space for Black women founders, the entire conference isn’t just about diversity and inclusion. “It’s not just a ‘woe is me’ kind of...

Feb 25, 2019