Black Women in Technology

Generating Genius has been working for 15 years to ensure that talented and able students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are positioned to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematical STEM careers. 

Despite a record number of women now working in IT, new research undertaken by BCS, The Charted Institute of IT, shows that at just 0.7%, black women are still heavily under-represented in the sector.   

The People Portfolio is delighted to be supporting Generating Genius to promote their ‘Black Women into Tech’ (BWIT) programme, focussed on further closing the diversity gap. 

The programme will formally launch in January, providing participants with insight, practical knowledge and work experience with employer partners inc. HSBC, Rightmove, MAN Group, PDT Partners, and IRI Big Data and Analytics. 

Women who meet all of the following criteria should apply: 

  • Black women from African/Caribbean descent 
  • Undergraduates in any year of study, or first-year post graduate 
  • STEM students e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering  
    OR 
    Any subject and can provide a demonstrable passion for technology e.g. has completing a coding course 
  • Women aspiring to a career in technology 

We encourage those interested to submit an application now , as places are limited. 

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either morna@thepeopleportfolio.co.uk or helen@thepeopleportfolio.co.uk