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We're on a mission to empower Dreams, Breaking Barriers, Changing Futures! 

Picture a world where every talented black data professional can stride confidently
into their dream career, not held back by invisible barriers. That's the world we
envision at the Black Data Professional Network (BDPN). We're not here to
sugar-coat the truth – barriers do exist, often with a racial tint. But we're not dwelling
on the problem; we're crafting solutions.

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My Story

Why We Stand Tall

Why did we launch the BDPN? Because we believe that black data professionals
should never be held back if the time and effort has been implemented to hone and
perfect their craft, collectively we're tired of hearing stories of wasted potential and
overlooked brilliance. We're here to tell you not just that it’s time for a shift but we’re
taking action specifically for black data professionals.

A Glimpse of Progress, A Call for More
Tolu Adebekun, the Head of Data Visualization at Sky TV, and Ovo Gharoro, the
Head of Data at Legal & General, among others, have shattered ceilings and soared
to senior positions. We celebrate their triumphs. But here's the stark truth: many
others remain unseen, unheard, unsupported by their fellow peers of black data
professionals this is about to change!

Rising Beyond Rejections “Recruitment isn’t enough”
As a recruiter, I've seen black digital professionals discouraged by rejection after
rejection. We're tired of candidates settling for less than they deserve. No more toxic
environments, no more staying silent this feeling and intention has been energised
as my two children step into the working world, I'm determined to be part of a change
they'll inherit.

The Power of Allies and Sponsors
Progress isn't a solo act. We need white allies and sponsors in pivotal roles, opening
doors, and challenging the status quo. I've talked to countless employers, and the
truth is clear: change requires collective action from those willing to go above and
beyond the norm.

Unapologetically Advocating
Since the murder of George Floyd and the BLM movement, the global awakening left
me compelled to focus my attention on representing experienced, skilled black
digital professionals to employers, Hiring Managers alike, these employers who
claim to engage and adopt an ED&I focus, only to see many no follow through and go

completely silent on me when it's time to act in ways instead of actively doing more
to ensure my audience of black experienced digital talent are on their shortlists. The
problem runs deep, but so does our determination.

Where Action Meets Opportunity
At the BDPN, we're not content with just talking the talk. "Recruitment is not enough"
that's not just a slogan, it's our mission. We're here to help you overcome
obstacles. Beyond technical skills, we focus on the "soft skills" too such as the power
of communication, articulation, up-skilling mentorship, renewing self-belief, attitude, and

Membership Brings Value
Join us, and you'll be part of a dynamic community:

  • Get our monthly newsletter with sector updates, job listings, and success


  • Dive into "Day in the Life" interviews with data gurus.

  • Mark your calendars for our first upcoming event at Salesforce Blue Fin office

September 21st.

Promising a Brighter Path
I promise to roll up my sleeves and work relentlessly. In the coming weeks and months,
the BDPN platform will introduce video interview CVs, ensuring your brilliance can't
be ignored. We're just starting, but I promise – I've got your back.

Together, We Thrive
If you're seeking a data professional for your team, remember that the BDPN has a
wide network of experience skilled black data professionals seeking new data led
career opportunities. We're here to connect the dots, without any recruitment fees.
Just a shared commitment to excellence.

Reach Out, Let's Connect
Connect with me on LinkedIn, drop a message, or remember my name – I'm here to
engage. Let's transform the landscape, reshape narratives, and build a future where
every black data professional thrives. Thank you for being part of this journey.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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