Weekly Newsletter #22: Opportunities to Pay It Forward

September 26, 2018

 

Here at BYP Network, we understand the power of mentoring. Not only can having a mentor help you progress in your career, but it can also help you to develop in your personal life. Having been mentored by senior leaders over the past few years, their guidance and support have been integral to me creating BYP Network and developing personally.

 

We've had lots of inbounds from young black professionals who are seeking people who have been in their positions, to give them career and personal advice, and to help them succeed at university and in the working world.

 

We're collaborating with some select organisations to trial a mentoring scheme that can pair upcoming talent and future leaders with established professionals from all industries and walks of life. By doing this, we hope to develop strong links within our community. If you're interested, fill in the form here.

 

If you're not yet a working professional, don't worry, we've got an opportunity for you too! Currently, we're on the lookout for University Campus Ambassadors. Are you a member of your uni's ACS? We're looking to team up with universities to funnel career opportunities, mentoring programmes and close the gap between experienced hires and students. Register your interest here.

 

 

 Keep spreading the word,

Kike Oniwinde 

 

 

Our BYP Network Diversity Recruitment Fair Video Has Gone Live!

 

 

 Thanks to all who came down for our Diversity Recruitment Fair. This video gives the lowdown on what happened on the day, and what to expect from future BYP events! 

Watch the video here!

 

All pictures from our Diversity Recruitment Fair are now live on the website! Check out pictures of our exhibitors, workshop hosts, panel speakers, special guests and attendees here.

The BYP Roundup: 5 Great News Stories

 

 

 

My life as a black student at Cambridge

 

Taraji P. Henson Launches Nonprofit Organization for Black Mental Health

 

Fondazione Prada's Latest Exhibit Celebrates Black Culture

 

How This Millennial Executes Experiential Marketing Campaigns At Panorama, Coachella And Austin City Limits

 

London schoolboy wins discrimination suit against school that ordered him to cut his dreads

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BYPBlog

 

This week's blog comes from Dami Fawehinmi, who was interviewed the inspiring David McQueen.

 

During my interview with David, he provided a valuable insight into the world of his organisations, the importance of seeing failure as a teaching moment and believing in your work and most importantly yourself. As you navigate your career, never be afraid to learn more and more.

  

Read the interview here.

 

 

 

Want to join the blogging team? Email here 

 

BYP in the News

 

We're delighted to see our founder, Kike Oniwinde, in the Guardian Woman (Nigerian publication). She talks about why it’s important more women get into tech and the future plans for BYP Network.

 

Read the feature here.

 

 

#BYPOfTheWeek 

  

This week's #BYPOfTheWeek is Noemi Muya.
 

Noemi Muya is a BA Law graduate, LLB student and entrepreneur with a keen interest in Corporate Law.
Her passions lie in women empowerment, financial literacy and innovation.


She's the founder of For Women in Law, a digital platform resolved on empowering women within the legal profession through courageous convos, connecting and inspiring. 

 

If you'd like to nominate yourself or a fellow