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(BPRW) Announcing the Inaugural Black Tech Gala Fundraising and Awards Ceremony

Benefitting and Showcasing Black Professionals and Students in Technology Careers

(Black PR Wire) ATLANTA, GEORGIA The Power of Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is pleased to introduce the Inaugural Black Tech Gala taking place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 8:00 pm EST at the Hyatt Regency Villa Christina – Atlanta Perimeter.  This immersive formal black tie tech affair will feature an elegant night of live entertainment, dining, dancing, fundraising, and an awards ceremony for those who have initiatives supporting the black tech community.

In the US tech sector, 62% of careers are held by white Americans. Black Americans only hold 7% of tech careers, Latinx Americans hold 8%, and Asian Americans hold 20% according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The goal of this event is to help raise funding for scholarships, bring more awareness towards high-tech careers, and increase economic development for local and global underserved communities.

The high-tech sector has become a major source of economic growth fueling the U.S. economy. As an innovation industry, the high-tech sector has impacted how everyone communicates and access information, distribute products and services, and address critical societal problems. A major issue facing this high growth segment is the lack of representation of women and minorities in tech roles.  Global tech pioneers and entrepreneurs Jamila Brown and Cameron Hairston founded the Power of Technology Foundation Inc to help address these critical issues. Brown and Hairston’s goal are to advise and educate the community while helping to increase the participation of women and minorities in the fast-growing field of technology.

“The statistics regarding women and minorities in tech are alarmingly low, and since technology is the future, it is more important than ever to get involved in these high paying careers,” says Brown. “Development of a high-tech workforce has long been a source of concern; it is a major growth sector that requires workers with specific skills. It is often believed that tech talent is in short supply among U.S. workers.” “This is proof that the time is right for women and minorities to increase their skills and seek out quality technology training and personal development”, says Hairston.

The Black Tech Gala is the leading fundraiser for the Power of Technology Foundation and all contributions are 100% tax deductible. Limited tickets, sponsorships and tables are available for corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, influencers, and local communities by visiting www.blacktechgala.com.

For more information about this event, please contact Alice Holloway at aholloway@blacktechgala.com or (470) 789-1009. Your interest and support of this event is much appreciated.

BACKGROUND – The Power of Technology Foundation Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization specializing in bringing technology career awareness and economic development for underserved local and global communities.  We provide community events, training, supplies, computer equipment, scholarships, donations, and volunteer mentoring hours to help with the growing digital transformation.

 

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