The BTA Awards is set-up to celebrate and acknowledge black role models and innovators within the tech sector and to help illuminate the pathways to greater black representation of the community within the industry. Despite a number of initiatives to increase diversity in the tech sector there is still a notable lack of representation. The BTA looks to provide a platform that champions black leaders within one of the most thriving industries.
The UK’s technology sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy and with tech firms creating an ever increasing number of highly-skilled and highly-paid jobs, opportunities are only set to increase. By championing black achievement within technology the BTA Awards aims to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.
Nominations are now open for a total of ten categories. The BTA Awards highlights achievements from all those working within the tech sector, from rising stars to experienced innovators and progressive corporations. The closing date for nominations is August 1st 2019. Take a look at the award categories below.