The Black Professionals in Tech Network is pleased to reveal the recipients of our two $10,000 Pay It Forward donations! The organizations below were selected among dozens of applicants for their work and contributions to the community.
Get to know them today:
BlackMint champions diversity in the technology industry by empowering Black youth with the tools to develop professionally, build connections and stay inspired throughout their academic careers. Their mission is to mentor black youth, provide them with practical skills, career advice, and the help that they need to become confident, career-focused and aspire to be leaders in technology.
They want Black professionals to make up more than 5% of the tech workforce in Canada by 2030.
The Next IT Girl helps young women of color across the U.S. discover, pursue, and succeed in technology-related careers. They help close the gender and racial gap by providing technical workshops, mentorship, and career readiness for young women of color ages 8-22 who are interested in pursuing a technology career.
We thank all of the applicants for the time and effort they poured into this process.