At Tech Talent South, we are committed to uplifting the voices of those underrepresented in the tech industry. Major tech companies as well as others continue to improve diversity and inclusion among their workforce at a disappointingly slow pace. Despite huge growth in the STEM sector, and particularly in technology-related jobs, people of color continue to be dramatically underrepresented.
This Black History Month, we want to highlight the fight for representation and diversity in the tech industry, and also to stand with those who are innovating and creating positive change.
One way you can support the movement for better representation in tech is by following the folks who are working to effect change in the industry. For that reason, we’d like to share some of the amazing Black folks doing great work in tech and entrepreneurship. From app creators to the founders of nonprofits, we hope you’ll follow and learn from these extraordinary people.
Head of New Product Experimentation at Facebook
LinkedIn | Twitter: @_ImeArchibong & @Facebook
May we also recommend his recent interview with Prokit CEO David Swain on Leading with Purpose
Founder and Executive Director of Data for Black Lives
LinkedIn | Twitter: @YESHICAN & @data4blacklives
Founder and CEO at A William Lucas Company (AWLCo) which is home to several technology and media-related businesses including Creadio and Classana
LinkedIn | Twitter: @will_lucas & @creadio
Head of Product Inclusion at Google; Author of Building for Everyone
LinkedIn | Twitter: @Its_Me_AJB, @wileybusiness, & @Google
In addition to following Annie, we would also like to strongly recommend Annie’s book, Building for Everyone, a must-read for inclusive product building with clear advice, templates, and actionable steps to implement change.
Know of any other Black folks leading in tech and innovation who you’d like to see featured? Send us your suggestions on Twitter!
At Tech Talent South, we work hard to connect companies and candidates with the resources they need to grow and thrive. Our inboxes are always open and we hope to connect with you soon!