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A Black Talent Initiative
February 25-27, 2025
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A Black Talent Initiative
A catalyst for
Black Talent
seeking
opportunities to empower their journey forward
Black Talent Initiative offers community, connections, and collaborations in an effort to create an environment where Black Talent belong and thrive..
We need change.
We need champions.
We need to reshape
the systems of career
advancement.
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How we  

make a difference

Our intention is to provide an organizational approach that works to build and create discussion, education and community that works together and mobilizes towards change.
Community
Community

Our platform brings together individuals with a shared goal of spotlighting and championing Black talent.

Connections
Connections

Our channels of engagement that provide opportunities for Black talent.

Collaborations
Collaborations

Our partnerships with organizations and agencies that provide tools, support and resources to enable our purpose.

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Featured Events

Black History Month Conference Feb 27 - 29, 2024

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month through a conference highlighting and amplifying Black talent, by bringing together Black Leaders from different tiers with our allies, and create a unique space where we support, connect and lift each other up.
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Friday Meetups

The Friday Meetups are a virtual space that is a source of information and inspiration for the Black Talent Initiative community. It is a space of sharing and learning from amazingly talented BIPOC organizations, educators and community  leaders that are aligned with our mission to support Black Talent.

Bi-weekly on Fridays, 50+ members gather to share community updates, have thought-provoking discussions and hear empowering stories from community changemakers.
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Past Events

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Inspiring Success Stories
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Author Name
VP of Company
As a recent university graduate, the Black Talent Initiative (BTI) provided me with the answers to questions and scenarios that appear in the real world. This initiative is what I needed to help navigate the job market and define my career goals.
Patrick James
Account Coordinator, Cossette
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Author Name
VP of Company
As a result of being connected with this growing network I recently was employed at Adidas as a Strategy and Project Management Intern. Had it not been for the massive support system created through this initiative I am not sure I would be in the position I am today.
Stephen Taylor
Strategy and Project Management Intern, Adidas
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Our Mission

Our Collaboration Partners consist of like-minded organizations, corporations, and small businesses that help enable BTI’s mission through providing funding, expertise, or resources.
PARTNERSHIP
Like-minded organizations and corporations who forge a long-term investment with BTI that is committed to helping to  support Black Talent and growing the BTI movement.
MEMBERSHIP
Like-minded organizations, small businesses, and individuals that have yearly access to our community of resources, events, and thought-leadership content.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS
Like-minded Black identified or allied organizations and DEI experts, that work closely with Black Talent Initiative to collaborate on events, research, thought-leadership content, scholarships, or other impactful activities that facilitate change for Black Talent.
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