TIAA Teams Up with Blacks In Technology Foundation to ‘Stomp the Divide’

Charlotte, NC – Oct. 13, 2022 -- TIAA, a leading financial services firm, has teamed up with the Blacks In Technology Foundation (BIT) to increase equity in technology. 

“TIAA is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within our workforce and communities,” said Tieisha Smith, TIAA Head of Technology Partnerships, Acceleration, and Culture Transformation. “Strategic partnerships are key to building a diverse workforce and developing innovative problem solvers. We’re excited to work with up-and-coming technologists from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”

Blacks In Technology is a global platform for black women and men in technology that aims to “stomp the divide” by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. The organization serves members through community, media and mentorship. TIAA will collaborate with Blacks In Technology throughout 2022 and 2023 on a number of initiatives including the upcoming Blacks In Technology conference where TIAA will conduct a workshop on emerging technology to retire inequality.

“Having TIAA as a global corporate sponsor not only helps the individuals pursuing a career in tech, but the entire African diaspora,” said Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of the Blacks In Technology Foundation.

As part of the collaboration, TIAA will help provide resources, guidance and challenge members to establish new standards of innovation. 

About the Blacks in Technology Foundation 

Founded in 2008 and established in 2012, Blacks In Technology LLC is the largest community and media organization that focuses on people of African descent in the technology industry. Through community-focused activities, events and outreach, the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint of world-class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance, networking, and opportunities for members to share their expertise and advance their careers. For more information on the Blacks In Technology Foundation visit: in a new window

About TIAA

TIAA is a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions. It is the #1 not-for-profit retirement market provider1, paid more than $6.4 billion in lifetime income to retired clients in 2021 and has $1.2 trillion in assets under management (as of 6/30/2022)2

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  1. As of July 21, 2022. Based on data in PLANSPONSOR's 403(b) 2022 DC Recordkeeping Survey, combined 457 and 403(b) data.
  2. As of June 30, 2022 assets under management across Nuveen Investments affiliates and TIAA investment management teams are $1,222 billion.

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