August 2, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
Black Girls Discuss Tech to host their annual convention, Roadmap to Billions, throughout Black Enterprise Month on August 12 and 13. This 12 months, August third marks the Roadmap to Billions’ Black Enterprise Day, Black Girls Discuss Tech’s celebration of Black enterprise & Black excellence. Yearly, the Roadmap to Billions Convention empowers the group with actionable recommendation and alternatives for Black girls to construct transformative companies.
This 12 months’s annual convention is digital and on Roadmap to Billions Black Enterprise Day tickets will probably be 30% off with the code RTB30 on https://www.blackwomentalktech.com/ticketing.
Black Girls Discuss Tech (BWTT) was based by Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson and Regina Gwynn, two Black girls who themselves are non-technical tech firm founders. Following an opportunity assembly, the women determined to place ideas into motion and gas the rise of the subsequent billion-dollar enterprise (a “Unicorn”) which they consider will probably be a Black women-founded firm.
The Roadmap To Billions Convention is only one method Black Girls Discuss Tech promotes larger financial freedom for the Black group – the aim of Black Enterprise Month. Highlights of this 12 months’s convention embrace a $50,000 pitch competitors, govt keynote audio system, workshops, investor workplace hours, and unique particular company. Attendees may even take pleasure in a totally new digital convention expertise – assume ‘late night time present’ leisure meets a way of life tech occasion that folks sit up for yearly.
Judges of the $50,000 pitch competitors embrace Susan Akkad, SVP Native and Cultural Platforms, Company Innovation Estee Lauder, Barry Givens, Accomplice at Collab Capital, Jade Latson, Program Coordinator of Begin Path at Mastercard, Candice Matthews Brackeen, Normal Accomplice, Lightship Capital and Shana Randhava, Vice President New Incubation Ventures at Estee Lauder.
Throughout the occasion, alternatives to discover careers with Convention companions will probably be accessible within the Digital Market and Recruitment Roundtables. These breakout classes are designed to discover roles for both Early to Mid-level or Mid to Senior degree expertise. Every session will characteristic a panel of audio system (representatives from top-tier tech corporations) that can share helpful insights into superb resume profiles and put together for technical interviews.
Audio system confirmed for the Digital Market and Recruitment Roundtables embrace Walta Nemariam, Inclusion Recruiting Applications Supervisor at Netflix, Tia Bradley, Employees Program Supervisor, Expertise Applications at Intuit, Visa Velincia Jones Director of Know-how Enterprise Operations at Visa, Sadira Furlow, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer at Completely happy Cash and Alice Vilma, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.
BWTT’s Roadmap to Billions is constructed for black girls entrepreneurs, by black girls entrepreneurs. The group empowers budding businesswomen who’re driving innovation worldwide inside untapped markets that may unlock billion-dollar alternatives. It showcases the brilliance of Black girls constructing scalable corporations whereas constructing deep connections and creating actual funding alternatives. Attendees achieve perception, forge new relationships, and study helpful classes from these paving the best way to success throughout 4 program tracks: LEADERSHIP, PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY, FINANCE & OPERATIONS, and CULTURE & MARKETING.
This 12 months’s audio system embrace Timnit Gebru, Founding father of Blacks in AI, Laptop Scientist; Charles Hudson, Managing Accomplice and Founding father of Precursor Ventures; Peggy Alford, Govt Vice President, World Gross sales at PayPal, and Board Member at Fb & Macerich; Shila Nieves Burney, Normal Accomplice at Zane Fund; Marla Blow, President and COO of Skoll Basis; Mellody Hobson (Chairwoman of Starbucks Company and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments); Dr. Toyin Ajayi (Founder Cityblock Well being); Songe LaRon; Dave Salvant (Founders of Squire); Henry Bolden, Supervisor, Inclusive Recruiting Technique, Spotify; Nii Addy CMO of Philo; Khadijah Adams, Canna -Tech Investor, Co-Creator The GreenStreet; Netta Dobbins, CEO of Mimconnect; Ayo Suber UI Engineer, Sq.; Nichole Jordan, SVP of Through, Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley chief, Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Applied sciences and Okta Inc.; Antonia Baker, Head of Dialog & Curiosity Advertising and marketing at Twitter; Paulla McCarthy, First Black Girl in New York to Personal and Function a Spring Water Bottling Plant YSS WaterWorks; Danielle Younger, Author/Producer/Host of Actual Fast with Danielle Younger and The Danielle Younger Present; Carolyn Pitt, Founding father of FilmConnx now Productions.com; the mother-daughter group Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader, Mixtroz; and Kobi Wu Pasmore, Founder & CEO of VisuWall.
“The stunning however not shocking statistics about wage gaps, revenue inequality, and continued systemic inequality that Black households right this moment are the rationale why we felt it was necessary to create a secure house for Black Girls,” says Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson, co-founder and chief advertising officer of Black Girls Discuss Tech.
“We’re devoted to supporting our group and dealing with allies to make expertise, enterprise capital, and enterprise general extra equitable for Black girls,” provides Regina Gwynn, co-founder of Black Girls Discuss Tech.
2021 Sponsors of Black Girls Discuss Tech’s fifth Annual Roadmap to Billions Convention embrace Microsoft, The Estée Lauder Firms, PayPal, Sephora, Netflix, Intuit, Republic, Morgan Stanley, Completely happy Cash, Motley Idiot Ventures, Amazon AWS, Amazon, PWC, Mastercard, First Spherical Capital, Pitchbook, Kapor Middle, Roku, Visa, Davis Wright Tremaine, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Balsamiq, Shipt, SamsungNEXT, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, and AARP.
The manufacturing accomplice for this 12 months’s Roadmap to Billions Convention is nineteenth and Park.
About Black Girls Discuss Tech:
Black Girls Discuss Tech (BWTT) is a worldwide collective of black girls tech founders who’ve a singular understanding of the challenges black girls startup house owners face within the business. Nonetheless, most significantly, they perceive the contribution of those innovators. The group seeks to determine, help, and encourage black girls to construct the subsequent billion-dollar enterprise. To study extra, please go to www.blackwomentalktech.com. Comply with BWTT on social media pages on Fb, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About nineteenth and Park:
nineteenth and Park is a inventive execution company owned and operated by Black girls. Serving as a model’s in-house accomplice, nineteenth and Park capabilities span from idea to execution working hand in hand to supply digital advertising technique, media technique, expertise procurement, content material, and occasion manufacturing. To study extra please go to www.19parkinc.com Comply with nineteenth and Park on Instagram.
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