BYP Network US Leadership Summit
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BYP Network US Leadership Summit

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BYP Network, the leading platform dedicated to advancing the careers of Black professionals, hosted a groundbreaking summit on May 19th in New York City. 


The event, sponsored by Capco and held at Manhattan’s 5-star Hard Rock Hotel, brought together a dynamic community of talented individuals, industry leaders, and influential voices committed to driving meaningful change and empowering Black professionals across various sectors.



The BYP US Leadership Summit NY showcased diverse speakers, panel discussions, and interactive sessions tackling pressing topics and exploring innovative career advancement strategies, leadership development, and entrepreneurship. The summit welcomed speakers such as Abdul Karim Abdullah, Founder of AfroFuture (formerly Afrochella), Gary Stewart, Managing Director of Techstars and Rhonda Scales-Thacker, GVP, Enterprise Technology and Architecture at Gartner.

The event attracted attendees from various industries, including technology, finance, media and more, creating a vibrant and inclusive collaboration and knowledge exchange space.



In addition to the engaging sessions, the BYP US Leadership Summit offered unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing attendees to forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, potential mentors, and representatives from leading organisations like Capco and Gartner who are actively seeking diverse talent. The event served as a catalyst for collaboration, fostering relationships that will continue to drive positive change in the professional landscape.


The BYP US Leadership Summit in New York was followed by a second US Leadership Summit in Atlanta on May 26, headlined by Cisco. The events mark yet another milestone in the organisation’s ongoing efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive professional landscape and solidify its expansion further in the states.



Through its innovative platform, community-driven initiatives, and impactful events, BYP Network is redefining the narrative and breaking down barriers for Black professionals worldwide.


This leads up to BYP Network’s flagship Leadership Conference in London on Thursday 5th, October at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, themed Intentional Steps: fulfilling your purpose and being part of the Black success we all need to see. We know that collaboration is key and knowledge is power to our path to changing the Black narrative, but now it’s time to take the required steps for change.


About BYP Network

BYP Network (BYP) is a leading platform dedicated to advancing the careers of Black professionals and enabling leading companies to enhance their brand as an employer of choice to the Black community.


BYP strives to empower individuals, foster collaboration, and provide access to resources and opportunities. The TalentTech company offers mentorship programmes, regular events hosted by partners, a job board, and global BY-Peers community groups.


BYP serves as the leading Black networking group with a reach of 150,000 community members across its communication channels, 1,000 corporate partners and 15,000 upskilled through BYP.


Founded in 2016, CEO Kike Oniwinde Agoro created BYP Network in an endeavour to harness and elevate the status of the Black professional, shatter misconceptions of the Black narrative, hold companies accountable following the pledges of Black Lives Matter, and promote equity in the professional sphere. In 2019, Agoro was awarded a Forbes 30under30, and in 2020, BYP held a historic multimillion-dollar crowdfund, which grew the team tenfold.


Learn more about how the BYP Network are advancing the careers of Black professionals

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