Blacks In Technology


Stomping the Divide in the Nashville Area


As a Black person in technology, you all too often find that you’re the only person in the room that looks like you or has shared the unique challenges you face in advancing your career or building a personal network. That’s why we founded the Nashville chapter of Blacks in Technology – to create a community of advocacy and allyship that ensures everyone in Nashville’s Black technology community can find career advice, share their experiences and be a part of a rapidly growing community that opens doors for all.

Why does nashville need BiT?


Explosive Growth

Tech jobs are projected to grow 15% in Middle TN by 2023, compared to the national projected growth (9%)


Demand Exceeds Supply

Currently, the number of available tech jobs in Middle TN is outpacing the number of available tech workers. (2,173 tech job postings per month)


Lack of Diversity

In addition, the Middle TN tech workforce is less diverse than the national average for an area of its size, being overwhelmingly white, and male. (76% white, 73% male).

Who ARE BiT Nashville Members?


What Do Members Hope to Gain?

What do we do?

BIT-Nashville is strengthening the Nashville tech community by empowering our members with practical tools and guidance to start or advance their careers. By removing barriers to entry, we level the playing field through programs and resources that enable growth. Examples of some of these resources include:

Educational Scholarships

Mentoring Initiatives

Career Development Opportunities

Future Roadmap

The ultimate goal of BIT-Nashville is to create an environment and community where black tech talent can grow and thrive. We intend to do this by: expanding recruitment efforts for diversity in tech, supporting tech education for underserved communities (k-12 and beyond), and providing career development opportunities for minorities in tech. 

Step 1

Securing Community Partners

Step 2

Supporting and initiating local technology programming

Step 3

Assisting in diversifying the Nashville Tech Talent Pipeline

Step 4

Working with the Nashville Tech Community to build an environment where diverse talent thrives.