Weekly Newsletter #25: XMAS IN WAKANDA

October 18, 2018


Get ready because it's that time of the year again! Yes, we're back with another big Christmas event, and we're celebrating the wonderful world of WAKANDA!


On 1st December, BYP Network will be hosting a very special themed-Christmas Party at a Central London location (to be announced shortly).


250 of you attended our BYP Black Panther Private Screening in February. We loved spending the evening in a room of Black young professionals watching, clapping, laughing, chilling and of course, mingling in true BYP Network style, so we thought why  not throw a big Wakandan party? It'll be the perfect event to celebrate a year of big changes for BYP. Over the past 12 months, we've grown to a network of over 25, 000, celebrating another year of BYP with our Summer Social drinks, and hosting our biggest ever event with 900 of you signing up for our Diversity Recruitment Fair. Next year, we're going even bigger - starting with the relaunch of our app which will be a platform for all Black networks globally, and working on even more events, so don't miss out on this night!


Want to know what will be happening on the night? We'll be offering a three-course 'Wakandan-inspired' meal, live performances and DJs on the night, special prizes for our Black Excellence Awards nominations (check out the link below to vote), and there'll be a special guest speaker - all for the price of £40 (if you book earlybird)!


 Once earlybird tickets have sold out, we will be selling standard tickets for £55 (booking now will save you £15). We have a limited number of tickets so register now to avoid disappointment!



Wakanda Forever, 

Kike Oniwinde 🏿


Black Excellence Awards

  You didn't think we could do our annual Christmas event without celebrating the Black excellence in our community, did you? 


We'll be giving away five awards on the night:

- Role Model of the Year

- Trailblazer of the Year

- Professional of the Year

- 'The World Should Know About You' of the Year

- Innovator of the Year

- Best Dressed Award (to be awarded on the night)


Winners will be announced on the night and will be going home with some very special prizes awarded from our generous sponsors.





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