In 2020, as part of West Midland Combined Authority’s initiative for economic empowerment for both the unemployed and the low-skilled employed to progress into digital occupations, Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females partnered together to put on a 30-week Coding Bootcamp in the West Midlands for 50 black women over 18, unemployed or employed with a salary of under £25k. Since then, we have been able to train more black women in software engineering and we continue to take this mission globally.
Black women are heavily underrepresented in technology, making up less than 1% of the tech workforce in the US and UK. (BCS, 2020)
Over 70% of our students have successfully career changed into tech roles, with the others continuing with education
Black Codher has been supported by over 15 corporate parters, supporting with training and development or employment.
31,000 black people working in IT positions across the UK in the second quarter of the year.
A very important part of the process is the team that keep us growing
Coding Black Females was created in 2017. We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.
CEO and Founder
Niyo Enterprise, a house of brands that specializes in using technology to economically empower black women. This organisation currently has two brands: Niyo Hair and Beauty and Niyo Network. Niyo Hair and Beauty is a technology driven mobile afro hair and beauty academy that services 400 clients across the midlands whilst economically empowering hairstylists. Niyo Network exists to empower black women to pursue their business ideas and career aspirations through technology driven bootcamps.
CEO and Founder