Tech And Diversity Leader Ezechi Britton Awarded MBE For His Work With Young People

Award-winning tech diversity champion Ezechi Britton has been appointed an MBE in the 2022 New Year Honours list for his services to Diversity and Young People.

It comes years after Britton was named Venture Capitalist of the Year at the Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) Awards for his commitment to underrepresented founders and his “impressive transition from software development to venture capital”.

Britton is the co-founder of Code Untapped, a social enterprise set up to increase the number of people in tech from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The firm provides crucial training and mentorship to young people who may otherwise not have gone into the industry.

It was first launched in 2018.

Since its inception – it has partnered with the likes of Google, Vanquis Bank, Amido, Cancer Central, and the Department for Education to run workshops and hackathons to encourage people from diverse backgrounds into the sector.

One of its core aims is to also support Black female engineers from Coding Black Females to find roles in high street banks like NatWest.

Speaking on the big win, he said: “I am truly honored to receive this recognition for my work in trying to diversify the tech industry and help more young people see that it is a career path that is open to them.

“There are so many talented aspiring technologists out there. I really hope this MBE inspires them to join a sector where there is so much opportunity. I also hope it shows them that while they will encounter challenges along the way, with hard work, perseverance, and commitment, they can succeed and get to the very top.”

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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