Jun 15, 2023

69: You Were Only Hired Because You Are Black

Despite the growing number of women in tech, black women still face significant challenges in this industry. Despite their skills and talent, they often encounter discrimination, microaggressions, and systemic barriers that limit their opportunities for career growth and advancement.

In our latest episode, Gift Egwuenu and Samantha Bretous explores some of the most pressing challenges faced by black women in tech today. Through interviews with professionals working in various positions within the field and examining existing research on diversity in tech, we hope to shed light on these issues and highlight potential solutions for addressing them.


  • 0:00 – 0:48 Intro
  • 0:56 – 3:28 What Challenges Do Black Women Face When Pursuing A Career In Tech?
  • 3:28 – 4:55 A Piece Of Advice For Black Women Trying To Enter Tech
  • 4:55 – 7:41 Strategies That Black Women Can Use To Overcome These Challenges?
  • 7:49 – 9:15 Piece Of Advice For People Who Find It Uncomfortable Reporting Incidents
  • 9:22 – 11:50 How Can Black Women In Tech Gain More Visibility And Success?
  • 11:50 – 13:50 What Is The Best Thing About Being A Black Woman In Tech?
  • 13:50 – 14:01 Closing Remarks

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69: You Were Only Hired Because You Are Black


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