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Barrier breaking partnership to empower black women into tech careers in the North West of England

Barrier breaking partnership to empower black women into tech careers in the North West of England

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A new partnership is set to transform the lives of black women across the North West of England and inspire their entrepreneurial ambitions in the tech sector by offering fairer access to digital skills training and career opportunities.

Innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills and Technology, operated by IN4.0 Group, is partnering with socio-creative organisation, Niyo Enterprise, to support its expansion into the North West and empower black women into tech careers.

While 17% of women work in the tech sector in the UK, only around 0.7% are from a black, African, Caribbean or black British background according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Women from a BAME background are also less likely to have leadership roles in the tech sector, despite having a higher level of education than other groups.

In a bid to challenge this gender diversity disparity, HOST based at Media City, is collaborating with Niyo Enterprise to break the barriers of entry to the tech sector facing black women.

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