Black Women Talk Tech – RTB 2021

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August 12-13, 2021

2-Day Live Virtual Experience

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“If you are a Black woman founder or aspiring founder, this conference is a must-go.”
What Makes This Conference Different?
Blended IRL & Virtual Conference experiences
What Makes This Conference Different?
Live interactions with titans of industry
What Makes This Conference Different?
Dynamic roadmap to your goals and growth
What Makes This Conference Different?
Snag a Job To Fund Your Startup
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Our 2021

mission

A conference built from

the perspective of Black women.

Roadmap to Billions is brought to you by Black Women Talk Tech. This is the only tech conference created by Black female founders for Black female founders and their supporters, showcasing the brilliance of Black women building scalable companies, while building deep connections, and creating real funding opportunities. Here, we’ll gain insight and learn valuable lessons from those that are paving the way to success.

 

Join us and over 2,500 investors, tech evangelists, and founders for an exclusive virtual gathering of Black female founders in the tech world.

Agenda &

Activations

It’s our 5th year and we’ve

pulled out all the stops.

Roadmap to Billions 2021 is designed for you, by women like you. Full of exciting, engaging, and enlightening experiences, you’ll leave the conference feeling powerful, motivated and ready to take the next steps on your journey.

4 CONTENT TRACKS

4 KEYNOTE SESSIONS

EXPERT SPEAKERS

5OK CASH PRIZES

TECH

AWARDS

MEETUPS & BREAKOUTS
RECRUITING
& MUCH MORE!

Speakers

Dr. Toyin Ajayi

Cityblock Health
Dave Salvant + Songe LaRon
SQUIRE Technologies
Mellody Hobson
Ariel Investments

Dr. Toyin Ajayi

Cityblock Health
Dr. Ajayi, board certified in family medicine, is Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, the first tech-driven provider for communities with complex health and social needs–bringing better care to neighborhoods where it’s needed most. Prior to Cityblock, Dr. Ajayi served as Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nationally renowned integrated health plan and care delivery system for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Dave Salvant + Songe LaRon
SQUIRE Technologies
Passionate and committed, President and Co-Founder Dave Salvant – alongside CEO and Co- Founder Songe LaRon, first conceptualized SQUIRE in 2014 as a business idea and the answer to a not so simple problem. Together, Songe and Dave have become a force to be reckoned with, by creating a robust and interactive software that has completely revamped the operations of the hair and beauty industry. Officially launched in 2015, SQUIRE is now a full-scale Y- combinator backed company that employs over 150 individuals and operates in over 40 major markets in the U.S. Canada, Australia and the UK.
Mellody Hobson

Ariel Investments

A nationally recognized voice in financial literacy and an invaluable voice in boardrooms across America, Mellody, who began her career at Ariel Investments as an Intern, is now the firm's co- CEO and President. She is also chairman of the board of trustees of Ariel Investment Trust, the company's publicly traded mutual funds. In addition to Ariel, Hobson serves as the Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation, is a director at JPMorgan Chase, a past director of Estée Lauder Cos and DreamWorks Animation and is trustee for The Rockefeller Foundation.

Sponsors

Media Partner

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Meet the

Founders

Esosa Ighodaro, Co-founder

Regina Gwynn, Co-founder

We are a collective of passionate Black women tech founders.

We have a unique understanding of the challenges Black women founders face and the advantages we bring in the industry. We’re here to identify, support and encourage Black women to build the next billion dollar business.

 

We’re unapologetic in our support because we believe Black is worth the investment. It’s time we are heard and seen because we know different perspectives bring new opportunities. We’re building community and profitable, scalable businesses for self-identified Black women in tech, together.

From Our

Community

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