April 8, 2024

Black Girls Code And ServiceNow Are Paving New Tech Career Paths In NYC

Black Girls Code has partnered with RiseUp with ServiceNow to launch a three-year initiative redefining career paths within New York City’s workforce. 

The collaboration was highlighted in a panel discussion featuring Cristina Jones, CEO of Black Girls Code, and Selina Suarez, Global Head of NextGen at ServiceNow.

RiseUp with ServiceNow represents a global talent movement to train one million individuals on the ServiceNow Platform

The primary focus is to uncover untapped talent in NYC, paving the way for professional and career development opportunities.

Building the next generation of tech leaders

Black Girls Code is partnering with ServiceNow to help build the platform’s next generation of young women tech leaders.

The first cohort started earlier this year, with another set to commence in May 2024. Over the next three years, this program expects to reach thousands of young women.

“Black Girls Code is on a mission to launch one million women of color into tech careers,” said Jones in a press release.

“Our partnership with ServiceNow is a strong start to reaching that goal… This is so important because tech is at the center of everything we do, and Black girls absolutely have a lot to offer as the next generation of leaders.”

With employers posting over 7,000 job openings in 2023 for ServiceNow talent in the NYC metro area, Karen Pavlin, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ServiceNow, emphasized the importance of collaboration with Black Girls Code.

“We are proud to count Black Girls Code among our RiseUp with ServiceNow partners, and we are excited to unlock the potential of the talent they serve together,” said Pavlin.

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.