Being black, female and in tech, I have had many experiences in my career, both positive and negative, which I would like share with others to help them navigate their careers more easily. I believe in fairness and want there to be better outcomes for everyone irrespective of race, gender, orientation, or any other lines. Vodafone strives to do this and gives me a true sense of belonging. It offers me an environment where I feel truly valued for my skills and intellect, and that’s what I would want for everyone.
Attending Black Tech Fest has had a profound impact on me. Historically, there has always been this notion that there are not many black people in tech. So, discovering such a huge pool of us making waves in the industry and all under one roof, was incredible. The added fact that so many of these talented people were eager to join a company like ours was great and showed our efforts in the area are being recognised.
It was inspiring to see that many other huge companies have also made a deliberate effort to push their black tech communities. Through Black Tech Fest I realised how many of these companies have black people in senior roles creating truly diverse managements teams and driving change in their own ways. Great things happen when efforts are combined and Black Tech Fest is a manifestation of this.
Being a of positive agent of change and a voice for others are true drivers of mine. I really want to engage more with the community to inspire others to choose tech and know they belong. The narrative needs to change – Tech is truly for all.
Vodafone’s teams are as diverse as they are skilled, with an inclusive environment that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. If you’d like to explore open roles you can head to our careers page for the latest openings, and for more info on Black Tech Fest, check out their website here.