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NEW YORK CITY, NY — Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT), a worldwide collective of Black women tech founders, celebrates its longstanding relationship with Microsoft and continues collaboration with a host of new projects for 2022. BWTT seeks to identify, support, and encourage all women to build the next billion-dollar business. Its next event, Face of a Founder Summit, is set for Feb. 24, 2022.

Microsoft has been the presenting sponsor of the Black Women Talk Tech’s Roadmap to Billions Conference conference for four years, since 2018. Additionally, the tech giant also launched the organization’s Face of a Founder Summit.

Last year, the relationship expanded to include Microsoft’s Black Partner Growth Initiative, which began as an effort to increase the representation of Black-owned businesses that are partners in the Microsoft community. Furthermore, the platform gives partners a platform for innovation, growth, and access to capital for new and existing Black partners.

“We are proud to support Microsoft’s Black Partner Growth Initiative #BPGI Program,” says Regina Gwynn, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech. “We are looking forward to what the next year has in store for the organization and our community.”

Microsoft’s Partnership

Microsoft continues playing a key role in the early stages of Black Women Talk Tech’s success. Through the support of this relationship, BWTT has reached these critical milestones over its five-year journey:

  • Created a community of 1,000+ Black Women Tech Founders and Allies
  • Distributed over $250,000 in funding and prizes to startups
  • Built a social media presence of over 60,000+ followers
  • Created 150+ hours of applicable business video content

“We are honored to work with Black Women Talk Tech to help increase representation within Microsoft’s Partner Network and generate sustainable economic growth for Black-owned tech companies by providing access to tech-enablement resources,” said Regina Johnson. Johnson is the Partner Inclusive Growth Strategy Lead for the Black Partner Growth Initiative.

The upcoming Face of a Founder Summit — a virtual event focused on finance and fundraising for Black founders — will take place on Feb. 24. Complimentary tickets are available here: https://hopin.com/events/the-face-of-a-founder-summit/registration.

About Black Women Talk Tech:

Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is a worldwide collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges Black women startup owners face in the industry. The organization seeks to identify, support, and encourage Black women to build the next billion-dollar business. To learn more, please visit www.blackwomentalktech.com. Follow BWTT on social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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