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Understanding Black Culture in Tech w/ Door Prize

October 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To know where you are going, you have to know where you come from.

Many say Black Americans have no longstanding culture like Irish Americans, Italian-Americans, and those who can trace their ancestry back through the Pilgrims and into England, France and Spain.

What culture do you have when you come from doctors, lawyers, farmers and chieftains who were enslaved into bondage 400 years ago, beginning in 1619? Who really are the Black people who lead in America, run businesses and fuel the economy through employment at the millions of businesses and corporations we all know and love?

These were questions facing Jamaican Black immigrant, Elizabeth Leiba when she started making her way as a Black woman in America. So, she did her homework and first studied, who are Black people America.

Today, she’s an educator, a Director of Instructional Design and Innovation, an entrepreneur, and Founder of the Black History and Culture Academy. Follow Elizabeth, she’s got over 94,000 LinkedIn followers and has the distinction of being a LinkedIn Top Voices in 2020.

Elizabeth is engaging, entertaining and upbeat.

Just to keep-up, BUiLT is providing a 3-person panel to ensure we Black people and their allies get the most from Elizabeth. Audience participation is a must on Who are Black People in tech. We want everyone’s vantage, input and perspective.

5:30 CST Welcome to BUiLT
5:40 The Supporting Panel
5:45 Elizabeth Unscripted
– What she’s doing today
– Her journey to America
– Why was learning of the Black experience important
– Findings about Black people in America
– What do Black people in tech need to know
– What do Black allies need to know
– Bringing it all together
6:30 Panel Q&A
7:10 Audience Q&A
7:50 Door Prize selection
8:00 After-event networking

You will be up-lifted, entertained and leave enlightened.