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10 OCT 2022

7 Opportunities in the Metaverse for Black Women

It's possible that the Metaverse, a network of 3D and interactive virtual worlds, will be worth $800 billion by 2024 [https://earthweb.com/metaverse-statistics/] .

With the Metaverse positioned to take over tech, how can Black women ensure they're part of its rise and creation? What opportunities are out there to spotlight women of color?

Keep reading for 7 ways Black women can leave their mark in the Metaverse.

1. Lead the Creation of Black Avatars - For those who aren't familiar with avatars, they are virtual characters that represent a user's identity. Just like in the real world, minorities need to be represented in the Metaverse. And who better to create these avatars than minorities themselves?

2. Help Brands Create Virtual Spaces - Many businesses and companies are looking into Metaverse opportunities to design virtual spaces where consumers can view their brand without having to come in person. This leads to endless opportunities for women, as those skilled in virtual design and content creation offer valuable ideas.

3. Turn Your Art into Profit - Women of color are notoriously underrepresented in the art world. With this new technology [https://www.fastcompany.com/90722634/women-web3-metaverse] , artists are being paid to turn their art (whether that's music, artwork, fashion, and more) into NFTs, or non-fungible tokens used as digital assets. This is a great opportunity for Black women to get their art out into the world.

4. Build a Community - If you're knowledgeable about the Metaverse or have insight about tech opportunities or technology careers for women, share that information with those who need it by developing workshops, conferences, classes, or even social media pages. Building up a community of Black women ready to tackle the Metaverse is essential to creating a fair digital space.

5. Bring Black History to Life - A popular example of this is Gabe Gault's "I Am a Man" VR exhibit, which he created to show people Black history in the setting of Memphis in the 1960s. With VR growing in popularity, designing digital worlds that bring Black history to life in an accessible way is an influential task best achieved by women of color.

6. Reach New Audiences - While we were once limited to having an impact on the people we talked to and related to in person only, all of that changed with the digital world. Use the Metaverse as an opportunity to expand your reach to new people, places, and businesses.

7. Have Your Voice Heard - Amplifying Black voices will continue to be important in this new digital technology. By taking up space in the Metaverse world and speaking up when digital injustices happen, you'll help create a virtual space that gives women a say [https://blackwomenintech.com/donate-to-bwit] not just in what is created now, but in what is created in the future.

Support Black Women in Tech - Right now the people in charge of most of the Metaverse are males. To create a virtual space that's reflective of the community, Black women need to take the lead and use their skills and expertise to design an even better Metaverse.

At Black Women in Technology, we're dedicated to helping Black women and other minorities achieve their professional goals in tech. Reach out to us [https://blackwomenintech.com/contact-us] to have all of your questions answered.