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Futures
In Tech

Accelerating Black women leaders of tomorrow

In partnership with

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Applications Open

28 October 2022

Applications Close
15 November 2022

Accelerator Starts
22 November 2022

About the Programme

 

The Futures in Tech programme with Amazon Web Services is open to all women and non-binary people who identify as Black and are looking to build a career or a start-up in tech. This programme will specifically enable and encourage future leaders to develop networks, build technical skills and adopt cutting-edge technology that will support their growth in the industry.


This bespoke 4-week programme will offer 15 aspiring women and non-binary people an opportunity to build both technical and soft skills in participants. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on demystifying the tech sector, personal branding and leadership development.

Application criteria

Application process

Demographics
  • Women and non-binary people who identify as Black

  • Aged 18 or older

  • Based in the UK

 
Characteristics
  • Founders in idea/pre-idea stage of entrepreneurship

  • Working professional switching to tech career

  • Should be available to attend all the masterclasses over the 4-week period

We have a simple 2 stage application process to ensure
applicants are at the right stage of their journey and are able to gain the most benefit from the programme.

Stage 1: Written application
If you meet the applicant criteria, please complete the application form.

Stage 2: Internal review
All applications will be reviewed internally and 15 applicants will be selected to take part in the programme.

All applicants will have to confirm attendance, in case of drop outs, a candidate from the back up pool will be bought forward.

Come build the future with us

Masterclass Sessions

Introduction to  Tech

22 Nov 2022

Innovation in
Tech

29 Nov 2022

Personal
Branding

06 Dec 2022

Tech Kickstarter
Bootcamp

10 Dec 2022

Support

Space

Access to WeWork Co-Working Space.

Opportunity

Opportunity to interview for internship or work experience.

Network

Build a network of experts and

industry experts.

Access

Get access to up to £2000 in tools and resources.

Supporting tomorrow's women in tech!

Why this programme

In 2022 we continue to see a lack of diverse leaders in STEM-related industries. Though the numbers are increasing, there is not enough support or advocacy for Black women and non-binary people wanting to either begin their career in technology or pivot into a new subject area. Post pandemic trends show that many women across the UK were exploring new learning opportunities and taking virtual classes like coding and web development. Still, the overall retention rate across companies and opportunities is low due to the lack of direct support and understanding.


We believe learning has no age or gender. The creation of a bespoke program that works to build both technical and soft skills in women and non-binary people who identify as Black will go a long way to eradicating some of the barriers faced in the tech space.

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What we do at AWS is deliver powerful cloud services that transform how our customers work – what we’re doing is changing the face of technology. Because diversity and inclusion not only enable us to continue driving innovation for our customers, it’s also the right thing to do for our people.


Ready to change the future of tech with us?

Visit - https://aws.amazon.com/careers/joinus/


Come join us and surround yourself with innovative builders pushing the boundaries of cloud technology.

Futures in Tech with Amazon Web Services