Leadership is a Lifestyle
Hey BYP Network,
We hope you're having a great Wednesday! This week, we're thinking about leadership and why it's a lifestyle. With our Senior Leadership Conference on the horizon (see more about it below), we've been thinking about how to lead, what makes a good leader, and how we can build our community up to be leaders.
We're delighted to share Future Leaders magazine 2019-2020, who are talking about leadership as a lifestlye and looking to feature 150 of the UK's most outstanding and new graduates of African and Caribbean heritage as a result. It will be an opportunity to become part of a global network that showcases black excellence, you'll be a visible role model to young people (the magazine is sent to over 100 London schools) + alongside being assigned a mentor and being invited to exclusive events, you'll also have the opportunity to be showcased to corporate partners for job and internship opportunities.
It's something we are delighted to share with you, so make sure you apply or nominate a leader you know! Nominations are open now and you can apply here.
Looking for more leadership opportunities + resources?
We've got a host of new roles from Accenture, and following the success of our Tech Unmasked event in collaboration with Accenture last week (watch a snippet of the evening here), we're hoping you'll all want to apply for their roles!
Want to read something worthwhile? We've got a brand new blog post from our guest writer from Toronto, Dakarai Turner, who led his life in a new direction after quitting his job as an ad exec and moving into the world of UX.
Are you confident and passionate about BYP? We're looking for extras to star in our BYP casting call, so if you feel you represent our brand ethos and mission, scroll to the end of this newsletter for more information!
And finally, seeking a good leadership book? Our Book of the Month is Kill The Black One First by Michael Fuller, the UK's 1st ever black police chief constable. It's inspiring, powerful and important. Check it out below.
Go forth and lead!
BYP Senior Leadership Conference 2019
On Tuesday 3rd September at Leonardo Royal Hotel, we'll be welcoming the UK's top young black professionals, senior leaders and corporations. You’ll learn high-level skills from leaders across a range of industries, make impactful connections and be equipped by innovative companies to tap into your own leadership potential.
Our first sponsors of the year include Accenture, Bloomberg and the Guardian, and we'll have senior leaders and special guests from our podcast and across the country in attendance (to be announced very soon).
What else can you expect? We'll have talks on:
- Diversity & Inclusion
- The Future of AI
- The Young Black Entrepreneurs Changing the Tech World
and much more.
It's going to be UNMISSABLE.
To ensure you don't miss out, pre-register here now.
Would you like to speak at our conference? Do you know a senior leader in your organisation who would be perfect?
For the opportunity to address a crowd of black professionals at our 2019 leadership conference, register your interest by filling out this form here.
The BYP Referral Scheme - Want to earn £££?
Want to help us? Can you connect us to your employer?
We want your company to exhibit at our leadership conference! With over 800 black professionals in attendance, this is the chance for your organisation to engage with our black senior leaders, talent & other innovative companies who believe in diversity and inclusion.
We're looking to speak to someone in your organisation who works in:
Diversity & Inclusion
Fill in our form here if you're interested in connecting BYP to your organisation and we'll send you an email template to forward on.
For every successful referral, we'll pay you £100!
Why I Left My Ad Exec Career to Become a UX Designer Dakarai Turner
In this week's BYP blog, our guest writer from Toronto, Dakarai Turner talks why he left the world of advertising behind to go into UX.
To start things off, I was very much in love with the role of account services when I was a student in college. It embodied a lot of the qualities I felt I naturally had: communication skills, being organized, detail-oriented, etc. I had a passion for the ad industry and I was going to do whatever I needed to get there...
Read more here
Looking for 10 Black extras (all genders) to be a part of BYP Network’s next brand video!
Join us for a day of creativity and fun to elevate our fresh vision for the future.
Shoot Hours: 4 hours (during a weekday and working hours)
Requirements only include accessibility to London and yourself. No previous acting experience required or expectations of dialogue acting.
Please sign up by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with:
A photo of yourself (closest image you have to a headshot)
Your living location/base
A couple of sentences of why you are part of BYP Network.
More information will be sent through email so apply and stay tuned! Feel free to send us your ideas on int