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ABOUT BPTN

Bridging the network gap across North America.

The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) is bridging the network gap between Black talent and career opportunities across North America. 

We’re here to help Black professionals network, connect with one another, share resources and grow their careers. Our rapidly growing network counts over 50,000 Black professionals.

We provide our members with access to mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and a strong peer network to support professional growth and advancement. We also host events such as our weekly Global Masterclass series, the annual Global BFUTR Tech Summit, and more.

BPTN also helps partners attract, hire, retain and promote Black tech and business talent through pipeline building and internal culture development.

Our Mission

We are transforming the future of industry by enabling communities for Black professionals to connect, learn and grow

Our Vision

To be the global platform of choice for Black professionals and their allies

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Highly engaged network

Create an active community for Black technology and business professionals to connect, share and learn through social engagements, thought leadership and formal networking events.

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Skill development

Provide professional training and resources to help our membership grow their skillset.

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Talent acquisition & retention

Assist companies to reduce their “time to hire” and increase retention of diverse talent by connecting them to a curated pipeline of Black tech professionals. We also help them build a robust diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy.
 

OUR leadership TEAM

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Lekan Olawoye

Lekan Olawoye

FOUNDER & CEO

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Chilombo Olawoye

Chilombo Olawoye

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Diavin Miller

Diavin Miller

HEAD OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Tammy Crawford

Tammy Crawford

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Matt Douglas

Matthew Douglas

HEAD OF SALES

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Osazee Igbinosun

Osazee Igbinosun

HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Black Professionals in Tech BPTN executive Fin Dittimi

Fin Dittimi PhD​

HEAD OF PRODUCT STRATEGY​

Karen Irving

HEAD OF FINANCE

Dr. Heather Katz

HEAD OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

For Members

Peer Networking

A strong network to accelerate career growth

Mentorship

Executive sponsorship/mentorship to better position yourself for advancement

Skill Building

up-skilling to build more value in your offering as a contributor/leader

For Partners

Talent Acquisition

Access to a pipeline of diverse talent

Talent Branding

Access to brand and thought leadership

Diversity & Retention Advisory

Insight to leadership and talent acquisition while supporting talent

Our Network

EXPERTISE

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

Our Philosophy

We Believe:
Talent is a precious commodity

A diverse and talented workforce provides a tremendous competitive advantage.

Diversity is good for business / makes business sense

Research has proven that teams and senior leadership that are diverse, significantly impact an organization’s bottom line.

Being a thought leader means hiring diverse

World-class organizations are distinguishing themselves by attracting and retaining people who have different backgrounds, ideas and perspectives.

Our community will drive growth

We’re curating an engaged community of Black technical and business talent to help drive the innovation economy.

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