BYP SENIOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Hey BYP Network,
What a day Tuesday's BYP Senior Leadership Conference was! With over 800+ delegates in attendance, 10+ fantastic sponsors from Sky, Accenture & BT to Airbnb, Deloitte, The Guardian & Grant Thornton, countless speakers, panels, workshops & hosts to special guests/influencers, it was a fantastic day.
Opening our doors at 8am, we were thrilled to welcome over 800 of you to talk all things diversity and inclusion, leadership and careers. A huge thank you to our volunteers who were on hand to assist all our attendees. We are so grateful to you.
If you weren't there, our CEO, Kike Oniwinde, kicked off the day with a welcome address, before we were left awe-inspired by the wonderful words of the award-winning George The Poet and motivational manifestations of Carl Konadu.
The day went by in a whirlwind. From morning workshops, panels, keynotes and speeches, to an afternoon jam-packed with AJ Odudu hosting for our eager attendees, to an afternoon of equally-inspiring talks hosted by Joy Omoregie, it felt like a matter of moments before the day came to its end.
We'll be posting all about the day next week as well as uploading all the pictures, videos and insightful content from the day so you can get a lowdown of what happened day step-by-step, and we'll also be offering some takeaways, follow-ups and content to consume. We hope you all left the day feeling inspired, motivated and ready to lead!
From students and graduates to influencers and bloggers to senior leaders and entrepreneurs, what we cherish was the feedback from our guests that they had never experienced an event like this before. Those words tell us just why this event and why BYP as a network is so necessary.
We aren't just providing a service to help our community, we're creating a legacy, building a community and making history. And, we want you to be a part of it with us.
If you enjoyed the day, share your experience at email@example.com - we'll be building up all the testimonials from our guests to share widely. Post your pictures and tag #BYPConference19, sign up to our newsletter, apply for a job on our board, listen to our podcast and champion us! We wouldn't have made it here without our community, and we look forward to growing even bigger with all of you on our side.
Want more leadership resources? We've got a brand new book of the month all about black Europe (go discover more), great management and leadership roles at Accenture, Lloyds and more on our job board, venture capital funding opportunities and more. Keep on reading to find out more!
Go forth and lead!
New Jobs on Our Board!
Seeking a new opportunity post-conference? If you loved Accenture's panel: What is Leadership & Why You Are A Leader?, why not take a look at their roles?
They're currently seeking Training Specialists, Payroll Analysts, Technical Architects, Contracting Managers and more! See all Accenture opportunities here.
Interested in banking? Lloyds have a host of new roles from Senior Lead Engineer to Head of Multi Manager Investing. See all Lloyds opportunities here.
For all job opportunities, visit our job board here.
Interested in Venture Capital Funding?
Are you interested in getting into venture capital?
10x10 VC are on a mission to increase representation in venture capital. They will be hosting an event for people of black heritage who want to explore a career in the industry.
Sign up here to find out more about their event and how you can get involved.
Listen Back to Why Not Lead?
Feeling the need for practical tips, strategies and inspiration post-conference? Have a listen to our first series of Why Not Lead?. We're all done for the season and we hope you've enjoyed the brilliant insights.
From Andy Ayim, Dee Stirling, Regina Oladipo, Warwick Hunt, Elizabeth Uviebinené and Reggie Nelson to Liam Symonds, Claudine Adeyemi, Majid Ishaq, Dumi Oburota to Renee Hunt and Andrew Pearce and our very own, Kike Oniwinde, we encourage you to listen and carry on in your journey to leadership.
Go forth and lead!
Book Of The Month
Afropean by Johny Pitts
We're delighted to share our book of the month with you! Following on from our conference, we've been thinking about representation and visibility. Johny Pitts' Afropean is a wonderful insight into the Europe we never see.
From the Paris and Brussels to Stockholm and Lisbon, Johny's experiences paint a vivid, vibrant and ultimately authentic of black Europe.
Named as one of the Guardian's Best Book of 2019, we recommend this book highly!