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

Lekan Olawoye

FOUNDER & CEO

Chilombo Olawoye

Vice Chair, Board

Diavin Miller

Chief Operating Officer

Tammy Crawford

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Matthew Douglas

HEAD OF SALES

Osazee Igbinosun

HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Fin Dittimi PhD​

Head of Product & CX Strategy

Karen Irving

HEAD OF FINANCE

Heather Katz PhD

HEAD OF LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT