Hi guys! It's a new week and here at BYP, we're feeling refreshed and ready to get even bigger after Saturday's Xmas in Wakanda event. We'll be releasing a blog post next week all about the evening, our Black Excellence Award winners, and when we're planning our next event - with lots of pictures from the night so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I've been thinking about the future. A lot has changed for BYP Network, from it gaining traction internationally to growing to a network of over 30000. I attended the Baton Awards last week, where I won the STEM Trailblazer Award and it got me thinking. How do we keep BYP relevant? How do we make it the future?
A video I watched really shocked me into action. Times are changing - robots have become the new norm, drones are commonplace and self-driven cars exist. Virtual reality is now our reality. It's a call to action for all of us to wake up and adapt to our new surroundings. It's easy to grow comfortable where you are, but it's important to grow uncomfortably.
We at BYP have recognised that tech is the future, and we have to keep our app, website and network ahead of the curve.
It's time to leverage technology before it leverages us!
This week, think to yourself:
- Am I thinking about how tech will affect my future?
- Do I have a growth mindset?
How am I keeping myself relevant?
Thought about these questions? Good. Now adjust your mindset!
Let's conquer the future,
Black Excellence Awards
Did you come to Xmas in Wakanda?
On Saturday, Grange City Hotel opened its doors to over one hundred Black young professionals to celebrate another brilliant year for BYP in style. Kicking off the night with networking, our guests made their way onto our bespoke red carpet and into the main room for a 3-course Wakanda-inspired meal, with favourites such as sweet potato curry and snapper. With steel pan players and drummers as entertainment, the evening was a celebration of Black culture and history. After dinner and drinks, we named our Black Excellence Award winners, and the ever awe-inspiring Reggie Nelson made a speech about taking advantage of opportunities. We rounded off the night with dancing until midnight. A full write-up on the night's events, our award winners, and pictures will be up next week - keep your eyes peeled.
A special thanks to our special guests including Slay In Your Lane authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, and Black Girl Fest founder, Nicole Crentsil, and to all of our fantastic guests who attended.
Did you attend? If so, we want your opinions on the event.
Job Board Alert
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