Black women in Canada are overrepresented in low-paid front-line jobs and are underrepresented in the professional and tech sectors when compared to other visible minorities.

We’re collaborating to identify and address systemic barriers limiting Black women from entering and thriving in the tech sector, and we want to open that conversation up to you. This is important; we need your thoughts and engagement on this urgent issue if there’s going to be a positive change. 
Join the Conversation,  share your thoughts and hear other perspectives on this issue. In order to receive broad input on this issue, we’re using Thought Exchange as a simple way for community members to share their thoughts and see how those thoughts resonate with others.

We just concluded a literature review alongside interviews with a few black women  currently working in tech. These revealed four stages in the technology and entrepreneurship pipeline: The Leaky Tech Pipeline – where the Tech sector loses black girls and women :

(1) Pre-K-12 Education,

(2) Post-Secondary Education,

(3) Tech Workforce, and

(4) Entrepreneurship

What is Thought Exchange ?

Thought Exchange is an online engagement app built and managed by Fulcrum Management Systems, Ltd., a company based in B.C. The platform is designed to let us respectfully share critical, concrete thoughts with each other and respond to them in real time, giving us nuanced and immediate feedback about the ideas and experiences we have in common and the ones we don’t. To learn more about ThoughtExchange, please visit their website:

Participating in ThoughtExchange is completely anonymous, and we’re taking steps to ensure your privacy is protected. (Learn how BCIT and Thought Exchange will keep your information safe (BCIT to provide Hyper link to a Privacy and Data Collection notice). 

What's Next ?

Impact Plus Consulting and BWBN are profiling organizations who are interested in supporting the increased representation of Black women in tech through an interactive ecosystem map. We will be hosting co-creation workshops in August 2022 to identify barriers and brainstorm solutions with tech stakeholders across BC and Alberta.
Click on this link to view the ecosystem map and fill out this short 2 minutes survey to have your organization added to the map and be the first to know about the co-creation workshops!

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