Building Legacies And Inspiring The Next Generation

After the success of volume 1, we will design a new creative book for volume 2. 51 new black women stories are part of the hard copy but we will continuously extend the number of featured stories in the digital version. Each story comes with an interactive section, a journal, and career advice for non-tech and tech roles. ‘The Voices in the Shadow’ volume 2 will again showcase the journeys of 51 Black women in the UK and Ireland who impacted the tech industry.

  • We have already distributed copies of the book for FREE to 300 schools across the UK and Ireland in 2021 but for 2022 we will distribute 500 copies.
  • For Black History Month, we will host a Festival open to the public for the launch of the book which will take place on the 27th of October 2022. We will have three rooms: the first room for panels and keynotes; the 2nd room for sponsor interactions with attendees and the third room for networking, photoshoots and live interviews,
  • We will again measure the impact of the book and produce a report which will present insights and data about the book initiative, and scholars’ aspirations to start a career in technology. The report will be made available to the government, media, schools, and companies
  • We also continue to carry out activities to connect scholars and the women of the book. For example, digital or in school storytelling events

 

Prelaunch event

  • Black Tie Event: we will host a private black-tie event on the 23rd of June 2022 with prestigious guests for the presentation of the art collection designed for The Voices In The Shadow Volume 2. If you are interested in attending, please contact us for sponsorship opportunities before this date.

 

Sponsor opportunities close on 31st August 2022

Click here to order the 1st edition of the book

Click here to view the list of schools 

The Voices in the Shadow Festival

On the 27th of October, we held our Voices in the Shadow Festival to celebrate the release of Volume 2 of our Book. The day covered four main Pillars: Pillar 1: Career Growth, Pillar 2: Web 3.0, NFT, Metaverse, Fintech, Pillar 3: Raising your profile and Pillar 4: Entrepreneurship, Investment & Bootstrapping. The festival featured panels with speakers from our book as well as stalls held by our sponsors. The day was an amazing celebration of Black women in Tech and all that we have and continue to achieve.

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Words From The Founder of GTA Black Women in Tech :

“I grew up without seeing any aspirational black women despite my mother. Moving to London, I saw more successful black people than I ever saw in Paris. My ambition was elevated. We often only believe in what we see. Without improving representation, the less fortunate are often the ones left with limited aspiration. So, I decided to create this book to revive hope. The Voices In The Shadow illuminates the voices of under-represented talented black women, so we can impact the present and the next generations.”

We would like to thank all our sponsors for supporting our project

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Our Diamond Sponsor

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 721,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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Our Platinum Sponsor

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. Build innovations that drive our business and financial markets worldwide. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering is at the critical centre of our businesses. Our dynamic environment requires strategic thinking that is innovative and produces smart solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

 

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Google is committed to continuing to make diversity, equity, and inclusion part of everything we do—from how we build our products to how we build our workforce. We are a global organisation and have grown at scale in the UK, this brings an elevated level of responsibility to everything we do—including a workforce that’s more representative of our users, and a workplace that creates a sense of belonging for everyone.

We are committed to creating meaningful change on driving race equity in our organisation and across our sphere of influence and we’re excited about the opportunity to be involved in this important work to amplify the voices s of Black Women in Technology to create a future where Black girls and women can see themselves thriving and leading in the tech industry.

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Our Gold Sponsors

BYP Network is a platform that connects Black professionals to each other, allies corporations that care about diversity. Described by many as “LinkedIn for Black professionals” our mission is to ‘change the Black narrative’ by bringing together like-minded individuals to collaborate on ideas and to progress within the world of work, business and community. We do this through webinars and events along with our annual leadership conference, through communication tools such as blogs, newsletters and podcasts and by providing job opportunities from our corporate partners. The platform has since grown to over 150,000 members and over 1000 corporate clients including Meta, Burberry and Goldman Sachs. BYP members have been upskilled through mentorship, thought-leadership events and industry specific insight along with an enhanced network. BYP Network has been featured on Sky News, ITV, BBC, Forbes and many more publications as a platform that is truly here to solve D&I.

 

To find out more about our sponsor, please click here for details.

Deutsche Bank as the leading bank in Germany with strong European roots and a global network, aims to drive change and innovation in the industry. They provide financial services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. They promote responsible and sustainable business practices that have a positive impact on their clients, colleagues, and society at large.

 

The bank’s network stretches through 58 countries with a prominent presence in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.

 

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Deutsche Bank as the leading bank in Germany with strong European roots and a global network, aims to drive change and innovation in the industry. They provide financial services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. They promote responsible and sustainable business practices that have a positive impact on their clients, colleagues, and society at large.

 

The bank’s network stretches through 58 countries with a prominent presence in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.

 

To find out more about our sponsor, please click here for details.

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier global media and entertainment company, offers audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, streaming and gaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia’s premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses.

 

Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff that dreams are made of.

 

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Workhuman® is helping companies meet today’s biggest human capital challenges – including unprecedented turnover, employee engagement, hybrid work environments, and DE&I – through the Workhuman Cloud®, a secure SaaS platform that provides the industry’s best-in-class Social Recognition® solution.

Co-Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and Massachusetts, USA, Workhuman has been pioneering the human workplace by disrupting legacy and obsolete HR approaches to improve the employee experience at work, with solutions that engage with approx. seven million customer employees in 30+ languages, in 180 countries, generating 100 million instances of human connection.

Workhuman, one of Ireland’s first unicorns, employs 1,000 people – including 520 humans in Dublin who deploy solutions and services at scale, committed to helping companies improve returns on their most important investment– their people.

Workhuman’s Irish-based technology teams drive and own the design and development of our powerful cloud software that is supported by more than $125 million in research and development.

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Contact us to sponsor the 2nd volume - close 31st of August 2022

If one of your company goals is to improve diversity and be involved in a project with a long-lasting impact, this project is for you. Associate your brand with a timeless project that will positively impact multiple generations. The Voices in The Shadow will change the narrative towards Black Women, improve diversity at levels and increase the interest in a tech career within the young Black community.

If you would like to find out about friendly sponsorship options, please click here for details.

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