17 September 2023

Guest blog – Careers Week at Coding Black Females

We are coming towards the end of the year and we continue our journey of supporting Black women to develop and be empowered in the tech industry.

After a great career month earlier this year in February, we want to bring back this opportunity but jam packed into a week! The time has come to put a bit more focus on careers at CBF Academy and we’ll be dedicating a week in November to careers in tech!

Careers week will be made up of daily seminars/workshops/lectures that cover a variety of career topics from:

  • Tech roles
  • CV workshop / CV 101
  • CV/application writing
  • Interview prepping
  • Transferable skills
  • Conflict resolution at work
  • Exploring alternative roles and much more!

We are reaching out to industry professionals who have helped us previously to make Careers Week exciting and impactful once again!

The aim for the week is to encourage our academy students, which has increased from 100 to 261 students, plus the community and graduates to start exploring more tech roles, to jump-start their job search and career development activities.

Want to get involved?
Below are all the ways that you can get involved. Time is moving quickly and November is fast approaching so we would love to hear from you soon with ways that you would like to get involved. We cannot wait to hear from you!

Get Involved

Careers Week Partner Activities

Ways to Get Involved:

  • Run a workshop on employability skills and the workplace
  • Insight Evenings on new and alternative themes
  • Provide a talk on a topic of your choice
  • Provide an opportunity for students that will support their journey.
  • A visit to your offices
  • A talk with a recruiter or CEO
  • A competition
  • One-to-one or group consultations with career mentors
  • Games Night on careers
  • A Newsletter story about your journey
  • Please feel free to share your own ideas

Topic Ideas:

  • Tech careers
  • A successful application
  • A successful interview
  • Conflict resolution at work
  • How to find the perfect job
  • Women and balancing family life
  • Neurodiversity and disability within the tech industry
  • How to negotiate your pay and benefits
  • Pensions – are they necessary and what are the benefits
  • Networking
  • Please feel free to share your own ideas

If you are interested in hiring from our pool of candidates, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please note that we can provide further support and suggestions for all activities and topics if you’re needing inspiration. We would just love and appreciate your expertise and involvement.

More Details:

Dates: Monday 6th November 2023 – Friday 10th November 2023

(pick from a list of available dates and times – click the link to do so)
Location: Online/In person/Hybrid
Theme: Careers
Have a question?: Please contact academy@codingblackfemales.com
Link to get involved here.

We hope to see you get involved and look forward to hearing back from you.

Many thanks,


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