THE BYP NETWORK LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE UNVEILS 60 INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS
FOR 2 DAY EVENT THIS MONTH inc. will.i.am, BERNADETTE THOMPSON, NATHAN ASHLEY, YEMI LALUDE, REGGIE YATES, BASMA KHALIFA, BISI AKINS, CLARA AMFO + many more
MASSIVE SPONSORS ONBOARD inc. AMERICAN EXPRESS, EBAY, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, SHELL
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 3.0 | 28/29 OCTOBER 2021, 2 DAYS, 60+ SPEAKERS, 40+ SESSIONS, 2000+ ATTENDEES
The BYP Network Leadership Conference is an annual event which will take place virtually on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021. The conference has so far confirmed over 60 incredibly influential speakers including music icon turned tech distributor – will.i.am, as well as over 40 insightful sessions for attendees to take part in. In previous years, the conference has secured over 2000 attendees and focuses on equipping Black professionals to become leaders in their organisations and within the community to progress Black economic empowerment. It will be its third year, however, this year will be the first time it will be spread over two full days with an even stronger back-to-back curation that aims to ‘change the Black narrative’ for good. As part of BYP’s ‘Decade of Proactive Change’ series, the theme is #CollaborationIsKey, where they will debut the strong strategic partnerships they have worked hard on across industries, seniority, countries and communities. Tickets are free for the Black professionals globally and the BYPcommunity with a value of £100 and can be reserved here: bypconference.com/tickets
This year at the BYP Network Leadership Conference, thousands of Black professionals and allies will gather online to learn high-level skills from top leaders across industries, make impactful connections and be prepared for their leadership potential. Influential speakers range from artists, political figureheads, tech entrepreneurs, all the way to corporate partners: Jean-Marc Laouchez – Korn Ferry Institute President, Founder of Leadership U for Humanity, Yemi Lalude – Partner, Head of Africa, TPG, Suli Breaks – Poet, Andrew O’Flaherty – Analyst, Special Situations Group, Credit Suisse, Marcus-Alexander Neil – Global Carbon Programme Lead, Aviation, SHELL, Najah Roberts – CEO and Chief Visionary Officer, Crypto Blockchain Plug, Mehret Habteab – Vice President, Digital Products, Visa.
Thought enhancing topics include: ‘Opening Your Doors of Business’, ‘Taking Your Local Network to Global Heights’, ‘Progression X The Collective Diaspora’ and ‘The Secret Behind Fund-raising’. Bernadette Thompson, Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Communities, will lead a discussion on ‘Cutting Through the Noise: Thriving as an Introvert’, Nathan Ashley, Senior Public Policy Officer, Voi Technology will introduce ‘Recreating Policies for the Future By Us, For Us’, Abdul Abdullah, Founder, Afrochella will present how to ‘Build The Future We Want Back Home’, plus much much more.
The BYP Network has built an important and strong reputation within the business development realms attracting big sponsors to take part in the Leadership Conference with 2021 sponsors including Ebay, Facebook, American Express, Shell, Goldman Sachs, M&S, Google + many more.
The BYP Network was founded after 2016’s BLM protests by former Great Britain Athlete, Kike Oniwinde, with an aim to harness and elevate the status of the Black professional, shatter misconceptions of the Black narrative and promote equity in the professional sphere. BYP Network was founded by the need to connect Black professionals and students from all over the world for role model visibility, career opportunities, business support and ultimately to solve our own problems – from this Kike created BYP as a solution. Now joined by Meera Raikundalia as a Co-founder, they focus on amplifying Black Talent, working with Corporate partners to diversify acquisition pipelines and driving positive change across all industries.
In 2020, BYP held a historic million dollar crowdfund which allowed them to grow their team by ten-fold and double down their efforts of ‘changing the Black narrative’.
Kike Oniwinde, Founder of BYP, said: “I started BYP Network in October 2016 after becoming frustrated about the lack of diversity, inclusion and visibility for Black professionals. We are here to fill that gap by providing a platform for senior leaders to share their knowledge with those that want to supercharge their careers and reach their full potential. Many conferences rarely have Black speakers as they deem it ‘difficult’ to find Black professionals with the relevant expertise; however every year BYP successfully finds leaders across a range of fields, proving that they do exist. With the theme of the year being ‘Collaboration is Key’ as part of our ‘Decade of Proactive Change’ series, we are excited to be virtual again to truly get that global audience and cater for Black professionals around the world.”
The BYP Network Leadership Conference is an annual event which will take place virtually on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021. Tickets are free for the BYP community (Black individuals) with a value of £100 and can be reserved here: bypconference.com/tickets
THE BYP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2021 SCHEDULE
Day 1 | Thursday 28th October agenda: bypconference.com/agenda-day-
Day 2 | Friday 29th October agenda: bypconference.com/agenda-day-
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