Happy Holidays, Family!
As I look back over the past 12 months, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this great organization. ITSMF has accomplished a lot in 2023! We have impacted over 2,500 individuals through in-person and virtual events, forums and meetups including 2 sold out symposiums with amazing content for our attendees; officially launched our Ignite Forum with 65 attendees to cultivate more technology entrepreneurs and support them in their vision to grow their businesses; prepared nearly 300 Black technology professionals through the Global Institute for Professional Development academies; and mentored 54 Black college students preparing them for a successful career in STEM professions.
I am excited to venture into the new year with great expectations for ITSMF. Technology continues to be on the forefront of innovation and societal advancement, so it remains imperative that more individuals of color are prepared to lead in executive positions. Across the continuum – from a child’s introduction to STEM to ensuring leaders of color receive board appointments at top companies, ITSMF is present throughout the journey with impactful programs, networking, mentorship, and support.
As we prepare for 2023, we remain steadfast in our mission to increase the representation of Black tech leaders in C-suite positions and boardrooms, support creative and innovative entrepreneurship, build a strong pipeline of Black technology talent through successful college and IT career pathways, and much more. With your help, we can create an even bigger impact. To this end, we encourage you to ‘Answer The Challenge’ and make your end-of-year gift today!
President and CEO, ITSMF
About Information Technology Senior Management Forum
Since 1996, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) has been dedicated to increasing the representation of Black professionals at senior levels in technology to impact organizational innovation and growth. We do this by developing and nurturing these dynamic leaders through enrichment of the mind, body and soul. At its inception, only 3% of senior-level positions in the technology industry were held by Blacks. With a half-million new computer-related jobs expected by 2028, ITSMF is committed to increasing the number of qualified Black professionals for these positions. For more information about ITSMF, visit www.itsmfleaders.org.