As a new partner of the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Detroit chapter, X by 2 is proud to support BIT’s mission to “stomp the divide” in the tech industry. Black professionals make up only 3% of employees at global tech giants, and the wage gap between Black and white tech workers has increased significantly over the past decade. BIT acts against this inequity by building a community and resource ecosystem for Black tech workers across the globe.
“The Blacks In Technology Foundation is delighted to have X by 2 as a sponsor for the greater Detroit BIT chapter,” said BIT executive director Dennis Shultz. “Organizations like X by 2 not only make an impact on the local community but, with deliberate efforts to raise awareness of the disparity on Black workers in tech, they elevate the conversation and drive change for the entire industry.”
The largest community of its kind, the Blacks In Technology Foundation hosts 49 member-organized chapters across six regions. Designed to affect change in the tech industry, BIT presents unique career building programs on the local, national, and international levels. While BIT chapters offer local networking, skill development, and mentorship opportunities to build community resilience, the foundation’s BITCON convention gathers tech founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators across the board to share insights and recognize Black excellence in tech.
“We’re proud to support the BIT Detroit chapter in advancing Black representation in technology,” said Jordan Biebuyck, Senior Technical Recruiter at X by 2. “As a technology company, it’s important we play an active role in raising awareness and supporting diversity and inclusion efforts here in Detroit.”
On Friday, September 17, X by 2 will be participating in the BIT x Techqueria Career Fair Series supporting diversity in technology. To learn more about BIT Detroit and upcoming events, visit the chapter meetup page.