Welcome to the Black Women in Tech Storytelling Evening

Thank you for your interest in the Black Women in Tech Storytelling Evening.
It is our goal to provide you with new and insightful perspectives regarding the diverse experiences of the Black community in the Tech sector, specifically Black women. We will also emphasize the amazing work being done by various organizations to increase representation in the Tech sector, and establish shared actions to ensure a more diverse Canadian tech sector.


Pasima Sule
Executive Director BWBN

James Rout
Associate Vice President Education Support & Innovation BCIT

Storytelling Facilitators

Amarachi Nnah-Ogbonda
Partner & Co-Founder Impact Plus Consulting

Precious Ile
Partner & Co-Founder Impact Plus Consulting

Project Tech Community Engagement Consultants

Amarachi Nnah-Ogbonda
Partner & Co-Founder Impact Plus Consulting

Precious Ile
Partner & Co-Founder Impact Plus Consulting

Master of Ceremony

Nadia Tchoumi Stewart
Media and Communications Manager at UGM


Event Schedule

 5:00 PM RegistrationRegistration opens at the BCIT Tech Collider (Downtown Campus, 2nd Floor)
5:00-5:30 PM NetworkingRefreshments and light food
5:30-6:00 PM Welcome, Shared Purpose, and Consultation Playback 

Opening remarks by  Black Women Business Network,BCIT and
Women and Gender Equality Canada / Government of Canada 

Session guiding principles and playback of “What we have heard”

6:00-6:30 PM Engage with the Heart: Action-based storytellingFireside  Storytelling with the Panelists moderated by Impact Plus Consulting 
6:30-6:45 PM BreakSpecial live performance by Sadé Awele (A Black Woman musician in Tech)
6:45-7:45 PM 

From Ideas to Action: Shared accountability, a needs and commitment dialogue

Interactive dialogue and activity in small groups activity moderated by Impact Plus Consulting .
7:45-8:00 PM 

Closing Remarks

Next Steps and Closing remarks by Black Women Business Network and the  BC Government

Spoken Word by  Precious Ile – Impact Plus Consulting 

8:00-9:00PM Optional NetworkingRefreshments and light food

The Project Team

Entertainment & Refreshments by local Black owned businesses.

About the BCIT Tech Collider

The BCIT Downtown Campus Tech Collider is a new initiative to support tech industry events and matchmaking opportunities with students, student innovation projects, and lifelong learning. 

Dually inspired by a modern sound stage and a Star Trek bridge, the Tech Collider is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology – from an immense gesture-controlled screen to digitally windowed industry room – to make hosting events and showcasing new tech easy. The Collider also stocks an innovation centre of 3D printers, VR/AR equipment, and prototyping tools for student projects and industry collaborations. Boardrooms and meeting spaces are available for industry usage in addition to the main Collider hall. If you’re interested in booking an event or exploring a BCIT student collaboration, please reach out to Holden Beggs or James Rout.

The Collider will be a central spoke for industry events and student learning in downtown Vancouver. And the Downtown Campus team is delighted to host the Black Women in Tech Storytelling Evening as a critical step towards better equity and diversity, and a first showcase of the Tech Collider. Please enjoy the evening, company, and discussions shared.