Weekly Newsletter #65: BYP Network on BBC!


BYP Network on BBC!


 Hey BYP Network,


Yes, you didn't read the subject wrong! We're delighted to share the very exciting news that BYP Network was featured on BBC News today. 


If you haven't seen, you can watch the video here.


As part of the CEO Secrets series, BYP Founder and CEO Kike Oniwinde talks all about why she set up BYP Network, the obstacles and setbacks that arose during her business journey & why we need BYP more than ever. 


It's been a whirlwind the last two years and this recognition from the BBC has filled us with joy and inspired us even more. We hope you enjoy celebrating this happy news with us and share widely! 




Wondering what else we've got going on this week?


We have a HUGE host announcement for our BYP Senior Leadership Conference coming this week so keep your eyes peeled! You can also check out our BYP Conference agenda here.


Do you want to volunteer at our Senior Leadership Conference? We're seeking people to help out at our biggest event of the year. To apply, see here.


We have a brand new blog post from our resident blogger, Dami Fawehinmi, who this week is interviewing artist, Kay Davis, and she's talking all about empowering black women and girls!


We've got a new role as Growth Marketing Executive at BYP! We've also got new roles at LW Theatres, Legatum Institute, Restless Development, D S T L and many more brilliant organisations.


Have a great week!




Senior Leadership Conference Gold Sponsor
Company Spotlight: BT 


 We are truly excited to be backed by BT for this leadership conference. We met with their head of D&I who was beyond proud of BYP and felt it was definitely worth supporting. They’ve provided us with a stellar speaker and a representative that understands our journey. 


Michael Sherman leads corporate, network and product strategy, new ventures and innovation at BT Group Plc. Prior to this, he was a Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group. An expert in network telecommunications and enterprise software with a BS in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Michael is a leader in his field.


In 2016, he was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Black People in Corporate America, and as one of the top 100 executives in the US and UK championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. In 2019 Michael was recognized by EMPower within their top 100 Ethnic Minorities executives list for his work both within BT and externally in sponsoring and championing careers.


We look forward to Mike’s keynote speech on ‘Having A Voice - Don’t wait until the last minute’. Make sure you don't miss out on his priceless knowledge and advice!


Register your interest here.



Senior Leadership Conference Silver Sponsor
Company Spotlight: Deloitte 




We're delighted to also announce Deloitte as our silver sponsor for the Senior Leadership Conference.


Inclusion is at the heart of all that we do at Deloitte U.K. and we are very excited to work with BYP on their Leadership conference. We are passionate about continuing to develop Black talent to be leaders within the workplace and BYP allows us to do just that. We are looking forward to a day filled with insightful sessions, networking and empowering experiences.

Sheree Atcheson (@nirushika), U.K. Consulting Inclusion Lead

Sheree will be speaking on our 'Odd One Out - Managing an all white team' panel so if you're interested in leadership and progression in a field in which you're underrepresented, this talk is for you. Deloitte will also be exhibiting and running a workshop at our conference so you'll have lots of chances to interact and get to know the Deloitte team!


Register your interest here.


Senior Leadership Conference Bronze Sponsor
Company Spotlight: Bloomberg 




As bronze sponsors, Bloomberg will be exhibiting throughout the day and have representatives on hand to speak to our community. Make sure you check out their desk to find out latest opportunities or how best to enter this field.


Register your interest here.


Episode 10 of Why Not Lead? is out on Sunday at 6pm!