Help create the change you want to see in your industry.
We are seeking Founders, Designers, Developers, Venture Capitalists, Marketers, Product Managers, Data Scientists and Innovators to join us as mentors. If you wish to become a mentor, you can join our tribe.
Our mentors are black professionals and genuine allies in tech who are passionate about seeing positive representation and being part of the solution.
Community mentors are active members of the Slack community and support our mentees. Commitment is flexible. Mentors can simply help on ad-hoc basis. This might include design feedback, sharing resources or chatting with mentees past and present.
Mentors can dedicate their time to mentor on our quarterly immersive mentoring programme remotely over eight weeks. Your commitment would be two hours a week over a fixed eight-week period- one hour for the mentoring session and one hour (roughly) for preparing for the session.
Black Valley runs an eight week structured programme designed and developed with HR professionals.
Mentors and mentees get to know each other and understand the mentee's goals.
Our technical weeks
Mentors help their mentees level up on their industry knowledge and technical skills
Mentors support their mentees to be more visible in the industry and present them with new opportunities.
Mentors support their mentees to develop their own impressive portfolio or business idea. This could include working on live projects.
Reflection and Conversations
Black Valley community celebrate at our graduation event, along with some special guests.
Anything is possible, including careers in tech. Seeing people that look like you, and having successful to people champion is why Black Valley is so important. Being a mentor means I support people to explore and reach the opportunities out there for them.Ayo Abbas
Founder, Abbas Marketing
It’s been an incredible experience being a mentor at Black Valley - I’ve had the privilege of overseeing two talented women who have excelled in both design and development. If you have the time, I wholeheartedly recommend you become a mentor!
Front-end Developer, VerifyEd
Volunteering for Black Valley has been incredibly rewarding. In addition to taking action against the racial inequity endemic to the industry; I've also expanded and diversified my professional network.Joe Reed
Software Engineer, Moneyhub Enterprise
Having mentored previously with other organizations, I can say with confidence that Black Valley is the most organized, uplifting, mission-driven, and results-oriented program I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.Arit Nsemo
Customer Success, Hologram
Black Valley is a fantastic way of being able to provide deserving talent with a view of the start-up ecosystem from the front seat. It feels like a grassroots movement with enough of a framework to get things done quickly.
Venture Investor, Lego Ventures
When I heard about Black Valley I was passionate about getting involved; increasing equity in tech and creating an environment where those from a black ethnic background can thrive. It has been so rewarding to see the impact.Jessica Irvin
Head of People Operations, Vortexa
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