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Black Professionals in Tech Network

Industry Link is a unique self-funded initiative to unite New York’s young Black professionals working across tech, media, entertainment, and aligned industries. Created by young Black professionals for young Black professionals, the platform offers a series of free private mixers in New York City. The events are dedicated to breaking down the cliques, kicking back, showing off your latest fits, and catching up with old and new friends across industries at different venues around the city. “This is the place to find the next person who’s gonna put you on, and

Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) has officially opened nominations for its tech industry awards ceremony.  Financial services provider BMO will host this year’s event to celebrate the influential and innovative work of Black professionals in the industry.  Despite this initiative being the first of its kind, this isn’t the first time BPTN has opened doors for Black professionals. Earlier this year, founder, Lekan Olawoye announced the launch of the Obsidi platform, a conduit to opportunities for black professionals. “We know that Black professionals and Black-led organizations are crushing it both in

Black Professionals in Tech (BPTN) has officially made its debut in Zambia.  The community network, which currently has more than 60,000 Black members worldwide, has created a global network for professionals working within North America and across countries worldwide.  BPTN’s new network, which went live at the Bongo Hive Technology Lusaka earlier this week, connects large tech companies with Black tech professionals. It provides employment opportunities to members and offers mentorship and educational resources to help entrepreneurs develop long-standing, successful careers within the tech industry.  The platform enables tech giants to hire

Atlanta-based digital Fintech company Greenwood recently announced the acquisition of Black-owned networking platform Valence. The partnership will provide millions of Black professionals access to new career opportunities. Valence, which Kobie Fuller co-founded with Emily Slade and LaMer Walker in 2019, is a leading recruitment platform that helps connect, empower, and showcase Black professionals. In addition, the networking platform, which was launched to address the lack of diversity within leadership roles, has provided alternative routes for professionals whose skin color may have played a role in how they were perceived in

This week, a new networking platform was launched to help Black tech workers make connections and grow their careers. Launched by Lekan Olawoye, founder and CEO of Black Professionals In Tech (BPTN),  the Obsidi platform will serve as a conduit to opportunities for black professionals. The site allows users to upload resumes, build professional relationships, network, and leverage career development resources.  His platform is a multi-sided marketplace focused on reducing the “network gap” in tech. Users can be invited to join the platform or may join themselves directly through the

A Toronto-based organization dubbed the Black Professionals in Tech Network is launching a new platform for recruitment, events, and networking to encourage companies to hire Black talent. The network has inked partnerships with many large companies such as Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, and Microsoft since it was founded in 2018. Its membership has now surpassed 50,000 Black workers, primarily across Canada and the United States – up from just 20,000 a year ago. But on Tuesday, it revealed that it would be launching a new global platform called during