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Black Women Talk Tech Announces Speakers and Sponsors for Annual Conference

Black Women Talk Tech recently announced the latest speaker and sponsor additions to this year’s virtual 5th Annual Roadmap to Billions Conference. Over 2,500 people-including investors, tech evangelists and founders-will convene for an exclusive virtual gathering of Black female founders in the tech world. This year’s Roadmap to Billions Conference includes a pitch competition with $50,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by The Estée Lauder Companies and Google. The conference will take place August 12-13, 2021.

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The Roadmap to Billions conference is Black Women Talk Tech’s marquee annual event. Every year, the organization hosts 200+ events across its worldwide chapters. Black Women Talk Tech has spent five years empowering Black entrepreneurs and celebrating Black women’s innovations and brilliance in technology.

The conference was built from the perspective of the audience of Black women that Black Women Talk Tech organizes. The organization empowers Black women who are driving innovation worldwide within untapped markets that can unlock billion-dollar opportunities. Roadmap to Billions is the only tech conference with Black female founders for Black female founders. It showcases the brilliance of Black women building scalable companies while building deep connections and creating real funding opportunities. Attendees gain insight, forge new relationships and learn valuable lessons from those that are paving the way to success. Purchase tickets for this year’s conference here.  

An impressive group of speakers

Program speakers include Timnit Gebru, computer scientist and Founder of Black in AI;  Peggy Alford, Executive Vice President, Global Sales at PayPal, and Board Member at Facebook and MacerichShila Nieves Burney, General Partner at Zane FundMarla Blow, President and COO of Skoll FoundationKhadijah Adams, Canna – Tech Investor, Co-Creator The GreenStreet AcademyNetta Dobbins, CEO of MimconnectAyo Suber UI Engineer, Square; and Nichole Jordan, SVP of Via.   

“This year’s conference will be a mix of pre-recorded interactive content and live activations that will keep attendees engaged during our virtual Roadmap to Billions Conference,” says Esosa Ighodaro-Johnson, co-founder and CMO of Black Women Talk Tech. “We are thrilled to welcome our latest speakers and sponsors. Having them on board supports our mission of empowering the Black women entrepreneurs who are driving innovation worldwide within untapped markets that can unlock billion-dollar opportunities.” 

Sponsors include:

19th and Park produces Roadmap to Billions. 

About Black Women Talk Tech

Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is a worldwide collective of Black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges Black women startup owners face in the industry. Most importantly, they understand the contribution of these innovators. The organization seeks to identify, support and encourage Black women to build the next billion-dollar business. To learn more, please visit www.blackwomentalktech.com.

About 19th and Park

19th and Park is a creative execution agency. Black women own and operate the agency. Serving as a brand’s in-house partner, 19th and Park capabilities span from concept to execution, working hand in hand to provide digital marketing strategy, media strategy, talent procurement, content and event production. To learn more, please visit www.19parkinc.com. Follow 19th and Park on Instagram