A Day for Everyone

Open Conference is an inclusive day for all founders, investors, brands, engineers, developers, press, and sponsors. Panels encompass topics from social, cultural, tech and business savviness. The experience will be wide-ranging and diverse. 

Located at Penn Pavillion, 401  7th Ave, New York, NY 10001




9:00 - 9:45AM

Welcome & Host Intro:
Black Women Talk Tech, Keynote & Sponsors

Tosh Ernest

9:45 - 10:45PM

Morning Keynote:

Courtney Adeleye

Learn from the Founder and CEO of The Mane Choice, share her incredible journey, as a registered nurse who started with just $50 and has amassed over $100,000,000 in sales. In 2019 she also launched the Generational Advantage Fund, committing $30 million to fund Black women entrepreneurs.

10:45 - 11:00AM


11:00 - 12:00PM

Mastering Intrapraneurship:
Honing Your Skills With Less Risk

Entrepreneurs are self-motivated, proactive, and action-oriented people who have leadership skills and think outside the box. Intrapreneurship is a system which allows an employee to act like an entrepreneur within an organization. Learn about different entrepreneurship programs at large companies that hone your skills before you take the leap.

Janice Omadeke

11:00 - 12:00PM

Young Moguls: Fostering Entrepreneurship Early

Innovation has become second nature to many of today’s younger generations. How do we as a community foster entrepreneurship in our youth and encourage their ideas and growth?

Brianne Garrett

Jasmin Lawrence

Zandra Cunningham

12:00 - 12:15PM


12:15 - 1:15PM

Creating Revenue Streams While Building a Start Up

While building long term visions most founders find cash flow can become a personal pain point. Finding creative ways of tapping into additional streams of income can be daunting and personally rewarding. How are founders creating streams of income while working on their startups and what are the fastest yielding options that aren’t currently saturated? Meet four incredible women who are creatively creating streams of income while building their startups.

Darline Jean

Natasha Bansgopaul

Rakia Reynolds

Tiffany Dufu

Angel Rich

12:15 - 1:15PM

Competing and Winning with the Big Guys

Competing with Fortune 500 companies may be a daunting task, but more founders are taking on the challenge head on. How does one compete with companies that have one hundred times more access and resources? How does one actually win in a field full of Goliaths?

Sheena Foster

Natina M. Adams

Chris-Tia Donaldson

Lisa Skeete-Tatum

Jasmine Baker Taddeo

1:15 - 2:15PM

Lunch & Award Presentations: Game Changer & Chapter of the Year


Ryan Carson

2:15 - 3:15PM

Political Town Hall

Policy can drive and change the tech ecosystem for women and other disenfranchised groups in the tech industry. This non-partisan panel provides black women business owners insight into how they can drive the needle of policy to benefit the endeavors of their communities.

Tish James

Congresswomen Yvette Clark

3:15 - 3:35PM

Goldman Sachs

Lisa Opoku, global chief operating officer for the Engineering Division at Goldman Sachs and Margaret Anadu , head of the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs, will share their journeys to senior leadership roles in engineering and investing, respectively and make a special announcement on behalf of Launch With GS, the firm’s $500 million investment strategy focused on the belief that diverse teams drive strong returns.

Lisa Opoku

Margret Adanu

3:35 - 3:45PM


3:45 - 4:15PM

Pitch Competition - Brought to you by Shea Moisture

This year’s prizes include Mentoring from Sundial Executives, Enrollment in Tuck School of Business’ Executive Program, all expenses paid travel & accommodations to shadow a Walmart Store No. 8 CEO for a day, $5,000 in cash & $10,000 in cash! Plus the top three Black Women Talk Tech finalists will gain automatic entry into the $1 MILLION competition sponsored by 43North.

Cara Sabin

Monique Idlett-Mosley

Jarrid Tingle

Collen Heidinger

Shelly Bell

4:15 - 4:45PM

Samsung/Pitch Competition Winner Announced

4:45 - 5:00PM


5:00 - 6:00PM

Afternoon Keynote:

Janai Norman

Jessica O. Matthews

6:00 - 6:30PM

Closing Remarks

Black Women Talk Tech Founders Closing remarks, announcements and well wishes. 

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Closing Toast

Closing Celebration: Toast to our Success! Sponsored by Ketel One.