Updated: Jan 28, 2022
Did you know that Black women still represent less than 1.2% of Venture Capital funding in the tech space? One of the reasons is the claim that VCs can’t find Black women to fund in the tech space.
So, Jeneba Jalloh “J. J.” Ghatt is changing that. The former telecom lawyer, and current tech adviser, serial entrepreneur, political columnist, and blogger created Black Women In Tech in response to fill a critical need for change where Black women were often absent in “Best of [fill in the Blank] in Tech” lists. Black women founders are transforming every industry in tech from education to sustainability but often get overlooked.
Therefore, these lists are erasure to Black women’s substantial contribution and innovation to the tech industry. Well, Black Girl Ventures has recently partnered with BWT for their 5th annual Roadmap To Billions conference. On August 12-13, 2021, attendees will be able to access valuable funding opportunities with investors and learn from those that are paving the way for success.
Make sure to register to learn what it takes to scale, allocate funding, increase brand awareness, and receive group mentorship from Microsoft, Amazon, Mastercard, and more Silicon Valley companies who will be present to get you on the right path. Network with over 2,500 tech innovators, seek mentorship and connect with Big Tech executives present for recruitment and resume sharing. All while highlighting the brilliance of Black women and men building scalable companies, creating a stage for our own experiences, and fostering deep connections.
4 content tracks: Culture & Marketing, Product & Technology, Leadership, and Finance & Operations
4 Keynote Sessions featuring the incredible Mellody Hobson
50+ expert-led workshops, 75+ investors, breakout rooms for job recruitment, mentorship, and networking. Wellness hacks and live entertainment featuring DJ Olivia Pope!
We’re thankful for partnerships like this because they help us bring more opportunities to the BGV Ecosystem, while helping to spread the word of the amazing yet critical work that our partners are doing.