How can more black women get into tech?
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In the height of the pandemic figures showed that black women made up less than 2% of the Tech industry. Two years on we can say these figures are rising significantly.
More Black and Brown women are leaving tradition career paths to embrace roles in “Tech”. Based on research and recommendations from the Niyo Team, we have created a list of Top 5 ways Black women can get into Tech.
1. Find roles that peak your interest and explore industries where Tech Skills such as Coding, data analytics, Cyber, VR are needed.
2. Take time to LEARN, getting into Tech requires you to have transferrable skills and a few technical skills too. The journey of learning will require you to join a Bootcamp or Take an online master class, maybe even subscribe to Coursera.
3. Practice, makes improvement! Take out time to practice the skills you are learning by creating mini projects and push to GitHub or share on other platforms. Share how it’s going on LinkedIn – talk about what you are learning!
4. Look for a Mentor! Sometimes this will happen organically if you are in the right community. But be intentional about pursuing relationships with people who can help you and can learn from .
5. Network- here at Niyo we always tell our Boot campers that networking can half the time of a journey. The stronger your network is the faster you will come across opportunities and projects.
You can take advantage of the tips we shared above on our Niyo Bootcamps. We have launched 3 Major Tech Bootcamps to start in July for the following month that will be aimed to economically empower Black women from across the West Midlands. We are in the business of creating opportunities for Black Female DisruptHer to accomplish and establish a career in tech for the near future.
Click the following link – Apply to Niyo Bootcamps – Niyo Network
1. Founders Bootcamp
Our Founders bootcamp is a 16 week interactive intensive hybrid programme designed for Black Female Founders on the verge of going to market.
This Accelerator is designed to provide founders access to mentorship, finance and high-value content needed to excel as an entrepreneur.
You will also hear and learn from Industry experts and Entrepreneurs with years of experience & be equipped with the necessary knowledge there is to expand your business further. You will also Learn about ways to access funding and investment that could allow this to happen.
Another exciting opportunity our innovators will take part of is to pitch & win £5,000 in our Niyo Founder Business Pitching competition.
Deadline for bootcamp applications is on the 12th July 2022 at 6pm.
2. Black Disruptor Data Analytics & Project Management Bootcamp
Our New Black Disruptor Bootcamp will provide our Disrupthers on the Bootcamp the opportunity to Learn Data Analytics and Project Management skills on a 16 week bootcamp funded by WMCA.
The training on this bootcamp will qualify you for roles in Data Analytic, Business Analysis, Technical Project Management, Insight Analyst, Junior Data Engineer and much more.
You will receive a Data Analytics certificate that shows you will have completed a 16 week programme in how to prepare data, perform data analysis, use data visualisation techniques and other exceptional skills required in the data sector of Tech.
Deadline for the bootcamp submissions is on the 12th July 2022 at 6pm.
3. Black Codher Full Stack Development Bootcamp
They will also learn virtually with a community of Black women passionate about going into the Tech industry and learners can also receive mentorship from Industry experts from one of Corporate partners such as KPMG, BCS, UBS, Zappi, Microsoft and many more.
Deadline to apply for the bootcamp is on the 12th July 2022 at 6pm.
Applications are only open in the West Midlands and Beyond!How