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BPTN

Bridging the network gap across North America.

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) is bridging the network gap between Black talent and career opportunities across North America. 

We’re here to help Black professionals network, connect with one another, share resources and grow their careers. Our rapidly growing network counts over 20,000 Black professionals. Join us today!

We provide our members with access to mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and a strong peer network to support professional growth and advancement. We also host events such as weekly Masterclasses, the annual BFUTR Summit, and more.

BPTN also helps partners attract, hire, retain and promote Black tech and business talent through pipeline building and internal culture development. Learn more.

Our Vision

We’re pushing the future of tech forward by creating a space for Black professionals in tech to gather, grow and evolve – all while being a conduit for companies to engage this talent.

Highly engaged network

Create an active community for Black technology and business professionals to connect, share and learn through social engagements, thought leadership and formal networking events.

Skill development

Provide professional training and resources to help our membership grow their skillset.

Talent acquisition & retention

Assist companies to reduce their “time to hire” and increase retention of diverse talent by connecting them to a curated pipeline of Black tech professionals. We also help them build a robust diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy.
 

OUR leadership TEAM

Lekan Olawoye

FOUNDER / CEO

Chilombo Olawoye

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Diavin Miller

HEAD OF PARTNER SUCCESS

Matthew Douglas

HEAD OF MID MARKET AND SMB RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT - NORTH AMERICA

Tammy Crawford

US COUNTRY MANAGER

Myron Parks

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Garfield Dixon

HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

For Members

Peer Networking

A strong network to accelerate career growth

Mentorship

Executive sponsorship/mentorship to better position yourself for advancement

Skill Building

up-skilling to build more value in your offering as a contributor/leader

For Partners

Talent Acquisition

Access to a pipeline of diverse talent

Talent Branding

Access to brand and thought leadership

Diversity & Retention Advisory

Insight to leadership and talent acquisition while supporting talent

Our Network

EXPERTISE

BPTN Member Expertise

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

Our Philosophy

We Believe:
Talent is a precious commodity

A diverse and talented workforce provides a tremendous competitive advantage.

Diversity is good for business / makes business sense

Research has proven that teams and senior leadership that are diverse, significantly impact an organization’s bottom line.

Being a thought leader means hiring diverse

World-class organizations are distinguishing themselves by attracting and retaining people who have different backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.

Our community will drive growth

We’re curating an engaged community of Black technical and business talent to help drive the innovation economy.

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© Copyright 2021 Black Professionals in Tech Network. All Rights Reserved.

© Copyright 2021
 Black Professionals in Tech Network.
All Rights Reserved.