How the ‘diversity hire’ accusation and other barriers remain for Black women in tech

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Black women in technology are burnt out and impatient with an IT industry slow to change. More than a dozen Black women working in technology roles, across a wide range of industries and at varying levels of seniority, spoke to on the back of a British Computer Society (BCS) and Coding Black Females (CBF) report—The Experiences of Black Women in the IT Industry, fielded in the summer of 2021 but launched last October—that found that total representation of Black people in the UK IT workforce is 3.2%, and just 0.7% is made up of Black women. The UK study also revealed that women of all …

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