AN EVENT to support the next generation of black female billionaires will be taking place in the capital this week.
The event is being organised by Black Women Talk Tech, (BWTT), a US based network of support and resources for black women tech founders.
It’s founders, Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro and Lauren Washington, created BWTT after identifying the need to provide a supportive environment for black female tech entrepreneurs.
The event which will be held at JP Morgan in Canary Wharf, will mark the launch of its London chapter.
The London Chapter is led by two innovative and successful UK tech founders, Rene Germain and Ebi Ajayi Founders of Driverse,a tech company described as the world’s first workplace review site for under-represented communities.
Earlier this year BWTT organized a conference, The Roadmap to Billionsthat enabled black female technology entrepreneurs to network, learn about business growth strategies and connect with investors and other tech founders.
Over 1,000 attendees attended the 2-day event.
BWTT now has over 3,000 founders, engineers, technologists and developers that engage with local chapters in Atlanta, Georgia, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
A spokesperson for BWTT said: “With research showing that black women are the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs, they are no longer hidden figures in the tech world.
However they claim there is a funding gap to support their entrepreneurial innovations.
To learn more please visit www.blackwomentalktech.com