Black Success: Setting Yourself Apart In The World Of Work

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2022-09-15 18:00:00


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Join this session with our panellists Babatunde Alabi, Marianne Crepet, Adeola Shasanya representing TikTok’s Black Employee Resource Group, BLXCK Europe, who will be providing tips which will be useful for those who will be entering into the world of work for the first time and gaining confidence amongst more experienced colleagues, sharing insights on how to position yourself at networking opportunities and corporate events, and hearing what black success looks like from their perspective.

The session will also feature Neil Mitra from TikTok’s Global Business Solutions (GBS), Talent Acquisition Team (TA), who will provide you with an overview of the typical roles his team recruits for and the skills set required. 

Key takeaways:

  • Hear insights from TikTok employees on being successful and confident when entering a new working environment
  • Hear experiences on networking and corporate events
  • Find out about the type of opportunities you can expect to find within TikTok GBS and how you can stand out in the application process


Marianne Crepet – Intellectual Property Specialist, Trust and Safety, TikTok

Marianne recently graduated from an LLM specialising in Intellectual Property law and Information Technologies, before joining TikTok. During her Legal studies, she developed an interest in the application of law to online services and wrote her master dissertation on the protection of copyrighted works on social media, in the European Union and the United States. With the aim of growing her experience within the tech industry, Marianne is eager to raise her potential by working for a great cause, protecting the user’s/ author’s rights online.

As a woman with two different cultures, she wants to share with others her multicultural view of the world and help people not to see their colour or culture as a determining characteristic of our ability to work effectively and thrive in the tech industry.

Babatunde Alabi – Quality Analyst, Trust and Safety, TikTok

Babatunde has been in the industry of Trust & Safety for just over 3 years with a background in Mathematics, Economics & Insurance. His skills extend to public speaking in both professional and casual settings. This has been instrumental when it comes to data analysis & presentation which is Babatunde’s passion.

Having grown up in both the Netherlands & the UK and collaborated with all kinds of cultures, he is acutely aware of the stark differences between each culture and believes that every workplace should be adaptive to all work cultures.

Adeola Shasanya – Outreach and Partnerships Manager, Trust and Safety, TikTok

Adeola is an experienced program management professional with 9 years of post-graduate experience working across the Technology, Non-Profit, Public Service and Renewable Energy Industry leading initiatives that drive opportunities for all, from Education & Online Safety to Infrastructure to supporting Small and Medium Businesses.  She is essentially a Technology, Engineering and Policy Enthusiast.

She is also passionate about promoting STEM  education for African girls through Afro-Tech Girls, a private Non-profit she started in 2013 with 2 of her friends. Through her various community initiatives and professional experience, she has gained recognition locally and internationally. Features can be found at CNN, BBC, GIZ ESkillsforgirls, and ELOY women, 25under25 SME Nigeria, etc.

Company Description

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo. 

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Join us virtually for an unmissable evening to hear from our partners and your potential employers, discussing insights into their company and career paths. We’re covering Creative, Finance, Technology and much more. Be the first to hear about new roles and build relationships with recruiters.

We’re excited to welcome Black professionals from across the globe to connect with our partners so stay tuned, tell a friend and be the first to learn more!

This is THE chance to step away from the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the latest expertise to reimagine the world around us. You’ll leave with jam-packed insight and personal tactics to elevate your career while uplifting those around you.

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