Black Women Talk Tech Announces Return of In-Person Roadmap

NEW YORK, April 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Women Talk Tech, a collective of black female tech founders identifying, supporting and inspiring black women to build the next billion-dollar company, officially announces its 6th annual conference Roadmap to Billions. The conference will be held June 15-17 leading up to the weekend of June 16 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be hybrid, offering virtual activations and live content for online audiences.

This is the largest tech gathering for black women in the world. 2,000 female founders will attend the only annual tech conference created exclusively by black female tech founders for black, non-binary female founders and allies. The conference is built from a women’s perspective and the goal is to showcase the genius of Black women in tech, create a stage for their experiences, foster deep connections, and create real funding opportunities. Attendees will gain valuable insights and lessons to inspire and guide them on their entrepreneurial and executive journey through the technology landscape. There are four different programming tracks this year: Culture + Marketing, Finance + Operations, Leadership, and Product + Technology.

This year’s activations include an Opening Night Pajama Jammy Jam, live crowdfunding, and an NFT+ Crypto Corner. Tickets for this year’s Roadmap to Billions conference are available at the following link. Early bird rates are available now and prices will increase closer to the conference:

Confirmed speakers to date include Carla Harris, vice president and managing director of Morgan Stanley; Dee Tuck, CTO at ARRAY; Janis Bowdler, Racial Equity Advisor at the US Department of the Treasury; Kelly Ifill, founder and CEO of Guava; David Williams, Assistant Vice President – Automation at AT&T; and Kenneth Ebie, Executive Director and Chief Development Officer, Black Entrepreneurs NYC.

“We are thrilled to be back in person for our sixth annual Roadmap to Billions conference,” said Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech. “There have been many success stories from this event, but there is still a lot of work to be done to enrich the black community and build for the culture.”

Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder of Black Women Talk Tech adds, “Year 6 of the Roadmap to Billions conference will offer something for everyone at every level of their career, whether they are investors, entrepreneurs, students or professionals. We help people create their own sit at the table where people of color are often ostracized.”

Sponsors this year include Brooklyn Navy Yard, Intuit, Bloomberg, Dell for Startups, Citi, Balsamiq, Lowenstein Sandler, First Round Capital, American Family Insurance, Morgan Stanley and JustWorks.

The Black Women Talk Tech community includes entrepreneurs, professionals, professionals with side hustle, engineers, product development managers, and UX/UI designers. The industries in which their members operate include fashionTech, medTech, edTech, finTech, and entertainment.

About Black Women Talk Tech:
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is a global collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges black women startup owners face in the industry. The organization seeks to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business. To learn more, please visit Follow BWTT on social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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