The under-representation of black women leaves young girls without the role models, confidence or inspiration to achieve their dreams. They are missing out on countless opportunities. We may have seen some improvements, but this is not enough. For a greater impact, an increase in representation is imperative. Also, new research suggests that more than half of the UK workforce lack essential digital skills needed for work, raising fears that the country is heading toward a digital skills shortage as employers begin ramping up their post-pandemic recruitment efforts.
Through showcasing the stories of successful black women excelling within the tech industry, we can give young girls the encouragement and support to achieve everything they want and deserve; to feel inspired and empowered.
The Voices in the Shadow book amplifies the stories of 51 black women excelling in tech. Sharing their journeys and bringing awareness that will impact 3 generations: those currently in the workplace, those entering, and those trying to figure out their future. We are inviting you to be a part of this journey, to help more young girls achieve their dreams, transcend and flourish.
We have reached 300 schools with 400 scholars so an impact of 120,000 scholars. To amplify our impact, we included the pass it on scheme where readers are encouraged to share the book through their network.
“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.
Words From The Digital & Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage:
“It’s important children know they can do anything in life, and books like Voices in the Shadows can help them discover new role models and inspire them to aim for the stars.”
“We are committed to working with the industry to create a more diverse tech sector which is positive for society, makes good business sense and helps ensure tech works for everyone.”
Since the book is based on the idea of ‘revealing’ hidden stories of black women in tech, we want the design to reflect this through a creative book cover.
The Voices In The Shadow book comes with our Blossom Journal. The blossom journal has been designed to help readers dream, set and achieve their goals with clarity.
Our beautiful tote bag is now also available (limited edition)
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