Black Women & Tech

Preparing Black women to lead tech industries

Black Women & Technology is dedicated to promoting the academic, career, and social advancement of Black and other minority women at Indiana University. Together, we aim to increase the representation of women of color across a myriad of fields, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. All programming initiatives are designed to foster empowerment, support, community engagement, mentorship, and access to professional networking opportunities while enhancing technical skills.

Upcoming Events

Black & Brown Women and Tech Empowerment Series

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

12 p.m.1 p.m.



Hear from four Black and Brown women at Elastic about their experiences in tech and how we can create more opportunities for Women of Color in tech!

Black Women & Tech Alliance Leaders

Lead Intern


Claire is the lead intern for the Black Women & Technology team. She is a junior undergraduate studying Informatics at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Nichelle Whitney

Staff Champion

Nichelle Whitney is currently Senior Assistant Director for Indiana University Office of Admissions. With over 8 years of experience at Indiana University in areas including student affairs, nursing, and admissions, Nichelle works tirelessly to create and support inclusive spaces for all students. In her spare time, you can find Nichelle serving as a women’s Commissioner for Monroe County where she coordinates programming to empower girls in STEM; address policy and legislature as it impacts women; and works with local and national organizations to conduct research on the lived experiences of women in the county