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Monday 26th Feb 2024 - Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York City

Celebrating Black Role Models & Innovators

Nomination deadline: 24th January 2024

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2024 BTA Awards US

Launched in 2019, the BTA Awards is the first dedicated ceremony that focuses purely on the achievement of Black technologists and the contribution they are making to the tech workforce.With the BTA Awards US, we want to celebrate and acknowledge the Black role models and innovators within the tech sector and to help illuminate the pathways to greater representation of the Black community within the industry.

2024 Host

Jay-Ann Lopez
Founder & CEO of Black Girl Gamers

Jay-Ann Lopez is the Founder of Black Girl Gamers, Honorary Professor of Norwich University of the Arts, Games Consultant, BAFTA Games Member & Judge, and Entrepreneur.

She is an Award-winning Founder and CEO of Black Girl Gamers; a popular and influential community-powered organisation that advocates for diversity and inclusion and heightening Black Women’s voices. Black Girl Gamers partners with brands to increase Black Women’s equity in the industry via talent brokering, consulting, innovative marketing solutions, events and content.

2024 Judges

Arlan Hamilton

Founder of Backstage Capital & Runner, Author, Venture Catalyst

Esosa Ighodaro

Co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech

Ken Gibbs Jr.

Executive Vice President, Digital - Ebony Media

India Adams

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Cassandra Illidge

Vice President of Partnerships & Executive Director of the HBCU Photo Archive Grants Program at Getty Images

Pariss Chandler

Founder & CEO of Black Tech Pipeline

Put yourself in a room with the most influential names in tech

The 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 aim to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.

Elevate Your Story

Be recognised on a national stage for your groundbreaking work.

Connect and Inspire

Join a community of like-minded individuals who are pushing the boundaries of technology.

Promote Diversity

Showcase the diverse talent that makes the tech industry stronger and more inclusive.


Connect with the best Black talent in tech

Enter the awards

Whether you’re a seasoned tech professional or a rising star, the Black Tech Achievement Awards are your platform to shine.
Nominate yourself or someone you admire today!
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