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Creating Opportunities for Black Professionals in the Tech Space
February 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a phrase used to encourage optimism and a positive attitude regardless of challenges. For some Black men and women, lemons come in many forms: no job opportunities, workplace discrimination, racial bias, lower wages and many more.
The tech industry is built on change and agility, but it hasn’t really moved the needle on workplace diversity, according to an article titled ‘What It’s Like To Be a Black Man in Tech’ – Harvard Business Review.
As we celebrate Black History Month, in this virtual interactive session we’ll explore some challenges Black professionals face and how we can take steps to improve them.
- Know the truth about microaggressions you may face being Black in tech?
- Hear the stories of people who have overcome challenges and broken the glass ceiling to thrive in tech?
- Learn more about how you can create better opportunities for Black talent – for real?
Let’s chat about it in the BPTN and RBC Masterclass on Thursday, February 9, 2022. See you there!
Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap in the tech industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, skill development and a strong peer network to support their career growth
Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance.As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.