About

Our Story

TLA Black Women in Tech is a non-profit company. Founded in September 2019, it is already the 2nd largest working group of the Tech London Advocates Group.

 

TLA Black Women in Tech is part of a network of more than 10,000 tech leaders, entrepreneurs and experts in London, across the UK and in over 50 countries worldwide.

Proudly independent, private sector-led, and not backed by the government, Tech London Advocates fundamentally believes that London is one of the world’s leading tech hubs.

Our mission is to inspire, support, connect the tech sphere to allow more black women to excel and tech companies to perform better through diversity & inclusion.

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Our Impact so far...

More connected black women and allies

Through our events, online communication group and social media platforms, black women and allies in tech have been able to connect with one another, and exchange knowledge and opportunities.

More representation 

We are one the largest network for black women and have increased the representation of black women in the tech sector.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities, grants & programmes for entrepreneurs have been made aware and broadcasted through our network

More black female leaders for inspiration

We brought on stage the most successful women, such as Valerie Moran,  to share their story and inspire black women and companies to lead through diversity.

Allyship stimulation and mindset shift 

Through conversations, interviews and podcasts with organisations (companies and VCs), we have informed about the importance of diversity & inclusion and helped them prioritise their diversity and inclusion agenda.

Mentoring

We are also supporting more black women by connecting mentors and mentees through partners. 

The Team

Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang

She is the founder of TLA Black Women in Tech. She is the founder of 3 Colours Rule, an award-winning branding and marketing agency. Flavilla was awarded the “She’s Mercedes” businesswoman award by Mercedes Benz. She is the author of “99 Strategies to get customers”. She is an international and multilingual keynote speaker (English & French). She is a neuromarketing expert.

She is a BBC brand advisor. Computer Weekly named her among the top 5 most influential women in tech in the UK. She hosts Tech Brains Talk podcast providing insights and advice to tech entrepreneurs and companies. She is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Centre for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Flavilla was a guest marketing and brand strategy lecturer at Goldsmiths University and mentored at London Metropolitan University.

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Suki Fuller

Suki Fuller

Board member of TLA Group. She is an Analytical Storyteller; globally recognised Competitive and Strategic Intelligence professional as one of 96 Fellows in The Council of Competitive Intelligence Fellows, speaker, advisor and mentor. From national security to non-profit; China to the Middle East. She is sought for her experience in the early adoption of emergent technologies and the ability to translate the quantitative into qualitative insights. She is also an advisor, board member, investor and NED to several startups.

She was recently named by Financial Times as one of the Top 100 Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Leaders in UK Tech; as one of Computer Weekly Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2020, 2019 and in 2018 as one of Five Rising Stars. She is also one of the “Black Powerlist Top 30 Titans of Tech”.

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Ekua Cant

Ekua Cant

Ekua lives to make women be their own cheerleader! She is the author of a motivational self-help book called, Be Your No.1 Cheerleader, which uses the entrepreneurial journey to encourage active positive self-development. Ekua started her career as a personal assistant to a Director working in the UK Civil Service, working with numerous Government Departments the Cabinet Office, Home Office and left as an IT Project Manager. Whilst working in the Civil Service she founded 2 startups, Layover Adventure and the Hackathon Queen.

She has led multi-million pound public sector digital transformations. She was also awarded a ticket to Barack Obama’s acceptance for the nomination to the Democratic party for her campaigning work for the civic voluntary organisation DCVote. She always has a listening ear to advise and provide guidance on start-ups and putting yourself out there. She formerly ran DrinksBot, an on-demand drinks delivery service enabled by a Slack Chatbot. She’s currently coaching women to shift to a positive mindset, adopt a Growth Mindset, producing self-development content, and mentoring.

Click here to connect with Ekua on LinkedIn 

Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw

He is the Founder of Tech London Advocates (TLA) and Global Tech Advocates, private sector-led groups of leaders promoting tech ecosystems and addressing the issues on the horizon. The groups are not-for-profit communities of individuals with aspirations to build and promote tech hubs globally.

He has been appointed as a London Tech Ambassador by the Mayor of London’s Office. He is part of the London Technology Week steering group, a member of the Digital Skills Partnership, a trustee of Modern Muse, and advisor to Founders4Schools, Teen Tech, the Creative Industries Federation, E2Exchange, Growth Enabler.

Click here to connect with Russ on LinkedIn 

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