Afri-Tech, COVID, Immigration, BLM, and the new wave of Change
2020, what a year it’s been right? If you are in the US this has been a packed year of events. Even more so if you belong to the Black community, not only has this year seen the continuation of police brutality, lack of accountability, and the introduction of immigration policies aimed at keeping “u.s. safe”, but the introduction of COVID-19. What we don’t know, is that these injustices are not just deeply rooted in people but are apparent in the systematic foundations that fund oppression and segregation within communities of under represented people. In the Black community this has been a reality for many way before the introduction of live feeds, social media and cell phones.
However, what does it mean to be in a community that is under represented? Well, statistically this terminology is used to reference a lack of representation in a sector, community or social group. In today’s corporate America this is used to describe folks with little to no representation in various sectors of an organisation. According to the 2019 United States Census, the U.S. is 76.5% White, 13.4% Black, and approximately 10.1% Other. So it would make sense that a majority of Executive seats in Fortune 500 companies are made up predominantly of White men and women, right? Well, in the same year Forbes estimated that White men and women made up just over 90% of the C-suite... shocking? Yes, if you are reading this for the first time, but no if you belong to communities with little to no positive representation in the media, talk less of the C-Suite. So how can we change this? What can we do?... Enter Afri-Tech (Humbly, obviously), not only is the mission at Afri-Tech re-defining what it means to be a developing nation, but it’s thoughtfully and intentionally done by engaging our black community at the core of its unsupported infrastructures. Not only are members of the black community disproportionately exposed to opportunities and careers that can financially propel them into comfort and communities with greater opportunities, but because of this disproportionate gap, they are more likely to be less educated, less skilled, and frankly placed into minimum wage jobs, that’s if they aren’t systematically exposed to the criminal justice system. The goal of Afri-Tech through its global communities, networks, clients and partners is to exposed members of the Black community to opportunities they are perfectly skilled for, while taking learnings during these placements back into our society to increase social awarenenss and education. Simply said, you hire one of our globally distributed Consultants in Engineering, Operations, Marketing or Sales, we will not only hire and manage their career trajectories and it’s impact on our communities while paying them at or above Market average, but we will take their learnings and exposure to your organisation back to communities without access to this. At Afri-Tech not only are we passionately obsessed with building and distributing training and readinesss in communities with little to no access to knowledge to train and develop the next wave of black professionals, but we are committed to injecting diversity into the core and top on your organisations with talent that is ready to go.