LONDON TECH WEEK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
We're really excited to announce that London Tech Week will be hosting a day of insightful content in honour of Black History Month on Monday 17th October 2022.
About London Tech Weeks Black History Month
Stats don’t lie, people from ethnic minorities make up only 15% of the workforce (techUK, 2021) whilst ethnic minority founders receive just 1% of VC funds. The tech sector needs to embrace diversity and inclusivity as a force for good more quickly. In the face of ever-changing societal, environmental, and economic challenges, representation in the tech sector will be key to deliver positive, lasting and sustainable solutions.
With Black History Month 2022 just around the corner, London Tech Week in partnership with EQL:HER and Elevating Founders are determined to challenge the status quo to create more opportunities for underrepresented talent in tech. As part of our initiative, London Tech Week a brand awareness and thought leadership campaign, allowing our strategic partners to deliver insights into powerful initiatives, programmes and schemes that aim at attracting more diverse talent, powering tech careers for ethnic minorities and channelling more funds towards underrepresented founders.
London Tech Week Celebrates Black History Month Speakers and Founders
Session 1: Building Generational Wealth
Join Chenelle Ansah from Nell Consulting who will be leading the conversation on all things leadership, generational wealth, and financial literacy. She will be joined by Karl Lokko, Founder, Black Seed, their mission is to empower black founders to do the impossible. As well as, Andy Ayim, Founder, Angel Investing School, who are teaching people how to invest small tickets in start-ups effortlessly.
Session 2: Harnessing Community and Culture
We spill the tea on all things community and culture in the tech ecosystem with Oyinkansola Adebayo, CEO & Founder, Niyo Group and Flavilla Fongang, Founder, 3 Colours Rule. This candid conversation will touch on community leading, the influence of an inclusive culture and how to bust the door wide open so that others can walk through.
Elevating Founders Showcase
Join five inspiring founders as they showcase their ideas at our Elevating Founders showcase.
Black History Month in-person event
Join us in person on Monday 17th October for Black History Month event at 240 Blackfriars where a host of industry experts will gather to hold thoughtful discussions on their journey and give first hand insights on how to succeed as a black professional in tech, followed by an opportunity to see inspiring founders showcase their ideas to investors at our Elevating Founders showcase.
Thank you to our Sponsor and Media Partners
All Informa Nations, the Informa Colleague Run Network (CRN) focusing on Race and Multiculturalism.
Founded in 2020 by 4 colleagues who, didn’t know each other or worked in the same area of the business but found each other in the weeks following George Floyd’s murder.
This was an opportune moment to propel a strategic agenda for the ethnic minority and culturally diverse colleagues within Informa and create a global community.
Over the past 2 and half years we have added two new leaders, digitized our marketing capability, collaborated with other CRN's and built a strong community through many activations – including panel sessions, live events, volunteering opportunities and recently social activities.
Mission: Educate, Empower, Inspire.
The Equal Group
The Equal Group was established in 2018 to give organisations the tools and support needed to reap the advantages of embracing equity/equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Our passion comes from a deep-seated belief that EDI benefits not only individuals, but organisations, sectors and society as a whole. Changing attitudes in the workplace can be a catalyst to how we interact with our colleagues in and outside the office or other environments.
Embedding EDI is not always easy, so we aim to simplify this as much as possible, ensuring that the organisations we work with are equipped with the skills and knowledge to continue their EDI journeys after our engagement period. Our approach ensures that our clients are not dependent on The Equal Group to achieve intersectional, measurable and sustainable EDI progress in future.
The Equal Group provides a range of equality, diversity and inclusion services. We are always looking to work collaboratively with our clients to create innovative solutions to address complex challenges. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details, references, a conversation or a quote.
LCCI Black Business Association
The LCCI BBA is London’s leading organization for black businesses to come together to network, champion success and break down the barriers facing black and ethnic minority businesses in the UK.
Under the stewardship of Chair Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE the BBA provides a forum to address inequality raise awareness and empower business with access to vital support services:
- Enabling and opening access to investment and finance
- Campaigning and impact research with evidence based messaging.
- Championing entrepreneurship and business ownership
- Facilitating relationship building, networking, training, mentoring and support to grow and develop business
The BBA is backed up by a programme of dedicated events throughout the year offering knowledge and best practice, celebrating success and the inspirational contribution of the British black community to the cultural and economic development of the United Kingdom
Partnership of the BBA provides a meaningful opportunity to showcase your commitment to London’s Black Business community with extensive speaking, branding and promotional opportunities as leaders and champions of industry
For Partnership details contact Dean Wade