‘Black Women Talk Tech’ Partners With Microsoft for ‘Face of a Founder Summit’

by Shine My Crown Staff

Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) announced it would be continuing its longstanding relationship with Microsoft with the announcement of several new projects in 2022.

BWTT is a worldwide collective of Black women tech founders seeking to identify, support, and encourage all women to build the next billion-dollar business

In a new press release, BWTT shares that the next event will be the Face of a Founder Summit, taking place Feb. 24, 2022. Microsoft will be the presenting sponsor of the organization’s upcoming summit.

“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.”

“We are proud 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, Partner Inclusive Growth Strategy Lead for the Black Partner Growth Initiative.  

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. 

Microsoft has played a pivotal role in the early stages of Black Women Talk Tech’s success, helping the company to reach 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 

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.

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