We've got some exciting news! Some of you might have seen the feature Evening Standard did on BYP Network, talking specifically about the need for more women in tech. It's something I fundamentally believe in and I'm proud to be a part of.
When I started BYP, it's because I saw it being the future. Working in FinTech, I recognised the power of apps and tech, but I noticed diversity in this sector was what was missing, not only in terms of the lack of women, but also the lack of black people. We all know diversity is the key to success in any organisation, and inclusion is vital for ensuring we keep progressing.
BYP is not just about connecting people with high-profile careers, it's the app for Black young professionals worldwide. It's about reaching professionals at the start of their career, in whatever industry they choose to work in, it's about helping professionals to thrive in their work, and most of all, it's about connecting our community.
I'm grateful that one of the biggest newspapers in the UK recognised the importance of BYP and understands the need for the network. And it's for this reason, we also want more of you on board!
If you didn't know, we're expanding and looking for lots more talented black professionals to come and work with us, so make sure to read below to find out about our roles and how to apply.
We've also got our Black Excellence Awards at our Xmas in Wakanda event in December, so remember to vote for the Black professionals you know, who deserve it!
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Xmas in Wakanda!
On 1st December, we will be celebrating another year of BYP at Grange City Hotel. There'll be a three-course meal, drinks, live DJs and performances, our Black Excellence awards ceremony and much more.
Standard tickets are available now. Buy them here.
Black Excellence Awards
Vote for your fellow Black professionals in our Black Excellence Awards.
Winners will be announced at our Xmas in Wakanda event on 1st December, where they'll win some special prizes awarded from our generous sponsors.
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