What we're about

Welcome! Blacks United in Leading Technology - North Texas is the official, chartered chapter for Washington, D.C. and the DMV area of the dynamic, growing, vibrant Blacks United in Leading Technology International non-profit corporation (https://builtinternational.org/).

Our Chapters are operated under the BUILT Forward brand, and there is no charge to attend. Our dues-paying members, in BUILT International, receive extra benefits - mentors, training scholarships, free job postings, speaking & leadership opportunities, and more.

We educate people and seek to increase the representation of Black women and men in technology. It’s proven, enterprises that embrace diversity yield the most innovative solutions. We’re talking about the whole gamut from developers, scientists, digital media specialists, engineers, web masters, technicians, QA folks, social media strategists, cyber-security analysts, online marketing experts, UI/UX artists, recruiters, bloggers, operations staff, project managers – and many, many more technology professionals, students and educators.

We operate in a united fashion with the hundreds of other nonprofits, corporate resource groups, and diversity professionals with whom we share a common mission. Our BUILT Alliance.

We include all races and ethnicities. Non-technologist supporters are welcome in our community. The doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.

Our events are held in-person and virtually, with a winning mix of top tech presentations, entrepreneurial series, more tech presentations, networking events, social justice messaging, collaborations with other aligned groups, career advancement seminars, more tech presentations, and Member’s Only, Reserved and Private Events.

Join us. Share our knowledge. Provide your viewpoints. Let’s explore together how technology is changing the world. Let’s effect Tech Equity, and help ensure technology is inclusive for all.

Upcoming events (4+)

The Truth about Black CDOs - Series 1

Network event

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Attend or speak at our 3-part series about being or employing a Black Chief Diversity Officer. What are the various perspectives?

  • Being a Black leader when you advocate inclusion to every part of the business
  • How are things different being Black and at the top
  • The pros and cons of working as a CDO vs. starting your own firm
  • The plus and minuses of working in diversity as the topmost leader

PLUS - stay around for 30 minutes of break-out rooms and professional networking.

Register HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-yrqjssHtFR28qaBUD2XRwqX3sVW_-8

Open Conversations - February Format

Network event

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Welcome and get to know your Blacks United in Leading Technology International organization, members, and team!

We have chapters internationally, and this monthly event reoccurs on the 2nd Monday of the month to let you know about BUiLT, what we offer, and how BUiLT meets your needs.

Let's also have open conversations about today's events and what's important to you.

Let's meet each other and get involved to grow in our careers through BUiLT. Get tips on how you can get into tech. And if you are well down the road and are launching your business, learn how to attract co-founders, and investors and how to propel your enterprise for success.

We believe in Tech Equity - equality in working in tech, and equality in owning tech.

Join us for our monthly update.

The Truth about Black CDOs - Series 2

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Attend or speak at our 3-part series about being or employing a Black Chief Diversity Officer. What are the various perspectives?

  • Being a Black leader when you advocate inclusion to every part of the business
  • How are things different being Black and at the top
  • The pros and cons of working as a CDO vs. starting your own firm
  • The plus and minuses of working in diversity as the topmost leader

PLUS - stay around for 30 minutes of break-out rooms and professional networking.

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-yrqjssHtFR28qaBUD2XRwqX3sVW_-8

The Truth about Black CDOs - Series 3

Network event

Link visible for attendees

Attend or speak at our 3-part series about being or employing a Black Chief Diversity Officer. What are the various perspectives?

  • Being a Black leader when you advocate inclusion to every part of the business
  • How are things different being Black and at the top
  • The pros and cons of working as a CDO vs. starting your own firm
  • The plus and minuses of working in diversity as the topmost leader

PLUS - stay around for 30 minutes of break-out rooms and professional networking.

Register HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-yrqjssHtFR28qaBUD2XRwqX3sVW_-8