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Diversity Talks - Black Women Tech Talk

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TechHub London

20 Ropemaker Street

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EC2Y 9AR

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Black Women Tech Talk, featuring black women Tech & Fashion entrepreneurs and female IT pioneers who will come together at Tech Hub London to network, share their stories and tackle our unique challenges. Their mission? “To inspire and support black women to build the next multi-million tech company.”

The event will feature an amazing line-up of presenters and the opportunity to network with passionate and motivated women.



“Serena Williams, who in a personal essay lamented that black women in America earn 17% less than their white female counterparts. “Even black women who have earned graduate degrees get paid less at every level. This is as true in inner cities as it is in Silicon Valley,” wrote Williams. “We are going to have to fight for every penny.”

There are similar data for the UK – black women, for example, have seen virtually no progress in closing the gender pay gap between them and white men since the 1990s, which according to the Fawcett Society, still stands at 19.6%. (The Guardian)
Is it any wonder that black women in the UK are between two and a half and ten times more likely to become entrepreneurs? (ibid GEM, London Business School 2004)

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Marcia Brock was 19 diagnosed with cancer and told she had 10 years to live! That she couldn't have kids. She survived and went on to have children! Marcia then went on to have a career in the IT field for the past 20+ years gaining recognition as the first Black woman under 25 to obtain MCSE back in the 1990’s. Going on to train in Server NT, Server 2003, numerous Microsoft Software packages and Cisco Systems. Marcia became the first Black woman in the UK to gain the Certified Wireless Network Administrator qualification (CWNA). Setting up her own companies, in project management, consultancy, creative school and 50+ joint venture partnerships.


Selina Charmaine Dyer - Founder of Charma Communications - loves nothing more than to support ambitious and aspiring entrepreneurs from idea to launch and beyond. She's a tech geek and loves sharing tech solutions with her clients that save them both time and money; her expertise also spans graphic and website design, branding, digital marketing and speaking on platforms to small business owners, entrepreneurs and 'would love to be' entrepreneurs. Especially passionate about supporting women due to the many perceived limitations that were thrust upon her from age 19 as a single mother and black woman. Those experiences influenced her heartfelt desire to help other women obliterate the notion there is anything they can't do!


Vicky Ngari-Wilson is a former beauty queen Miss Kenya and Miss East Africa UK. She used her influence as an international ambassador to support girls empowerment and youth social entrepreneurship. Coming from the creative industry as a Fashion Stylist and MUA, She now works directly with Creatives, Influencers, Brands and Organisations to drive positive social change through business and communications under her consultancy Good Ambition. After attending Virgin Media Pioneers' Change the world masterclass and Unleash innovation lab in Denmark, Vicky is developing a tech start-up which curates career strategies, skills and acts as a recruitment tool.

Urenna Okonkwo is the founder of Cashmere, a social savings platform that helps millennials save towards and buy luxury fashion. She developed Cashmere while working full time in finance, providing financial advice and managing the wealth of high net worth individuals. While at the University of Exeter in 2014, Urenna was president of the Fashion Society where she collaborated with different fashion and beauty brands including Ted Baker, L’Oreal, Clarins and No.7. She also went on to launch the first fashion magazine at the university, ExeStyle. Urenna has combined her love for fashion and technology with her background in finance.

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Arrival and registration 5.30pm

Speakers from 6pm

Q&A 7pm

Drinks and networking 7.30

Finish 8pm

For more information call Gaia 07814447857

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