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Black Professionals Month (BPM), held annually in October, is an unprecedented 31-days of virtual programs, events, and recognitions to ignite the leadership advancement of black professionals around the world. This worldwide platform is designed to help black professionals step up, stand out and break through into roles of leadership, including the C-suite executive level.
Black professionals have a proportionate presence in leadership roles worldwide and are widely acknowledged and celebrated for their accomplishments and contributions. In addition to an increased presence in leadership roles, millions of black professionals have built strong collaborations and sustained wealth.
Despite gains in education and employment opportunities since the civil rights era, Black professionals continue to be significantly underrepresented in leadership advancement and wealth generation. This needs to change. BPM is a strategic initiative to ignite the change Black professionals need to see.
During the month of October, Black professionals from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in numerous BPM virtual programs and events designed to help build strong collaborations, higher roles of leadership and sustained wealth. A sample of topics for BPM events include:
Understanding the Inequality of Equality: During BPM, learn how systems, staffing, cultural norms, compensation methodology, job structures, and evaluation processes should all be examined for presumed prejudice and bias and then recast with the goal of assuring greater hiring and retention.
Discovering Mindfulness: Mental and emotional health and well-being is a critical factor in career advancement for Black professionals. BPM will help you discover yours.
Developing Healthy Eating Habits: Nutrition is critical to maintaining physical and mental endurance while standing out and breaking through. We’ll give you healthy eating tips!
Master Storytelling: We all have a story to tell. But are you telling yours in ways that will help you reach your career goals? Learn the tips and tricks to being a master storyteller.
Elevator Pitch Development: During BPM, you will learn pitch tools that will have prospects seeking you out and event planners booking you for speaking engagements.
Think and Grow Rich: Best-selling author Dr. Dennis Kimbro will share lessons on what black professionals can do to develop a success and wealth-building mindset.
Black Professionals Month provides multiple opportunities for your involvement and participation. Take advantage of relationship-building events, information-sharing and professional development opportunities to help drive your growth and advancement. Please look through our BPM website to review numerous opportunities to attend and engage and click here to view and download a LETTER to MY BOSS to support your participation.
Let’s be the change we want to see!
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The BPM Global 100 Leading Black Professionals will be an accomplished group of leading Black professionals from around the world. In addition, BPM will extend collaborations between the BPM Global 100 through the ICABA Leadership and Coaching program.
Nominees must be leading professionals working within any of the 21 industries being spotlighted during Black Professionals Month. You can nominate multiple individuals as well as yourself. A BPM Global 100 Selection Committee will review the finalists chosen by the public and then make the final selections.
BPM is co-founded by serial entrepreneur Jerome Hutchinson, Jr. and former C-suite executive Denise Kaigler. Mr. Hutchinson, the CEO of the ICABA World Network, and Ms. Kaigler, a brand strategist, career coach, author and principal of MDK Brand Management, joined forces during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to help black professionals step up, stand out and break through.
Attend Black Professionals Month to engage with professionals who are also fired up about developing and maximizing tools to step up, stand out and break through into positions of leadership and generate sustained wealth.