2019 Black Tech NOLA Panelists & Founder Sabrina N. Short (Second Left)

Upcoming Events

The 2021 Louisiana SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Summit is going virtual! The Louisiana Society for Human Resources (Louisiana SHRM), an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is proud to present its 6th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit, February 25 and 26, 2021.

The Louisiana SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Summit will bring together human resource professionals, diversity practitioners, legal professionals and business, civic & community leaders from across the state.

Mark your calendars for February 25 and 26, 2021, and plan to join Louisiana SHRM for two exciting days with us NetworkingSharingLearning and Growing! 

Register https://louisianashrm.shrm.org/about-diversity-inclusion-summit

March 5th, 12pm iSeatz

Meet recruiters from local technology companies looking for diverse top talent. Bring your questions and join us for Live to learn how you can Level Up your career in the technology industry.

Level Up NOLA meets our mission to “build the network that works” by ensuring local underresouced and underserved Black talent will have access to high-wage, high-demand careers in the technology industry by partnering with diversity and inclusion advocates to provide training, internships, coaching, and job opportunities. Level Up NOLA, a workforce development initiative focused on building a diverse and inclusive technology pipeline in the Greater New Orleans Region.

Register Now: https://fb.me/e/65GWSICyw

TECHcharge NOLA 2021 is a virtual tech career expo and speakers forum designed to encourage Louisianians to explore tech career pathways.

Designed to educate the public about local tech jobs, tech training opportunities, and traditional and non-traditional tech educational programs, TECHcharge will entertain and inform. Open to ALL youth, young adults, and adults seeking job retraining opportunities.  

Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techcharge-nola-2021-a-virtual-tech-career-expo-speakers-series-tickets-135504783455 

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), co-produced by Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and The Idea Village, is the premier event celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of our city, showcasing emerging trends and innovations and strengthening New Orleans’ ties to the global business community. Its aim is to educate, facilitate connections and bring our community together around what is next. 

NOEW is a week-long series of events, with community-organized events Monday through Wednesday at locations throughout the city.  The NOEW Summit, which features groundbreaking conversations with thought leaders and disrupters from around the country, occurs Thursday and Friday in downtown New Orleans. 

Register Now: www.noew.org

Join leading industry professionals as we elevate the voices of women+ in tech during the Be In It virtual event on March 30th from 6:30pm-8:30pm EST.

Through the power of storytelling, we aspire to bring together women whose voices are often unheard/overlooked in the tech industry, for a virtual empowerment event. The goal is simple – uplifting women in tech (and everywhere) by creating a space to hear powerful and authentic stories of career failures, hurdles, challenges, resiliency, overcoming, and advancement from leaders within communities of color. We want women to be inspired to take control of their futures and craft the narrative they want for their lives, even in the face of adversity.  We will elevate voices and leverage learnings from one another, to drive diversity and representation of women in an industry in desperate need of female insight. It only takes one to pave the way… others will follow.

Register Now: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/be-in-it-women+/register

SAVE-THE-DATE NOLAVATE Black presents the 4th Annual Black Tech NOLA – Inclusive Innovation Conference from June 28 – June 30, 2021. Black Tech NOLA 2021 is a three-day virtual conference to connect local tech entrepreneurs, professionals, students, and industry leaders to strengthen the Black tech ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans region. The event includes:

  • Main Stage Talks
  • Panel Discussions
  • Tech Hiring Event
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • Virtual Networking
  • Startup Resources
  • Live Demos and More!

Each year Black Tech NOLA packs a punch with a full all-star lineup and industry leaders from global brands. The convening celebrates the intersection of tech, art, and culture in one of the world’s most creative and innovative cities – New Orleans. Each day of the conference highlights diversity and inclusion, startups, and tech creatives. 


Let's Build Together!

NOLAVATE Black is mapping accessible pathways into the technology industry. Our work isn’t just about diversity it is about equity. We partner with organizations and professionals to offer trainings, demos, and recruitment events that support the professional advancement of aspiring and experienced techies in the Gulf Coast Region.

"NOLAVATE Black has created something very special. I have been able to connect with other techies in my industry and have conversations I never would have had anywhere else."
Paul Saiedi
Unity Technologies