Building Connections; a Barter of Synergies

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2023-03-24 17:00:00

Future Inn Bristol- Cabot Circus, Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3EN

The inaugural event held by BYPeers Bristol is focused on shining a light on the unique challenges faced by black professionals in foreign environments. The event will showcase strategies for overcoming these challenges and highlight the many peculiarities of navigating unfamiliar territory while striving for professional success. With a focus on sharing experiences and practical advice, the event promises to be an insightful and empowering forum for black professionals looking to thrive in new and unfamiliar settings. Attendees can expect to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges facing black professionals, as well as practical tools and strategies for overcoming them.

3 Key Takeaways

  1. How to take advantage of opportunities around us as black professionals
  2. How to maximize professional networks and connections
  3. How to up-skill ourselves and scale up in our chosen career paths


Opeyemi Gaji – Senior Recruiter, Hays

Opeyemi works with Hays as a Senior Recruitment Partner in charge of multiple recruitment hubs covering Bristol, London, Manchester and Leeds in the delivery of great candidates to various public sector clients.

She is a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years recruiting for various positions across Africa from Nigeria like Ghana, Federal Republic of Benin, South-Africa, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Chad, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique etc. With a long-standing record of initiative and innovation.

Opeyemi consults for globally recognized clients, embedding Business Change & Culture Alignment and managing Organizational Transformation. She goes the extra mile by ensuring that the highest standards are offered.

Phin MpofuInterim Chief Growth Officer at BYP Network

In 1992, at the ripe old age of 10 years old (I’m a November 1981 baby), I was given my first leadership role. It was a 1 year fixed term tenure from January 1992 to December 1992. I was appointed Head Boy of Groombridge Primary School located in Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. As Head Boy, alongside the Head Girl, we were responsible for a team of about 10 to 12 Prefects.

There were many important lessons from that experience which I am grateful for having had the opportunity to have learned about so early in life which I apply today as I continue to grow and excel as a Black senior executive leader. The most important one, IMHO, was and still is, that you must identify and carve out your leadership style. Decide early the leader you want to be then spend the time needed developing and honing it.

Dr Edward OlaniruResearch Fellow, KCL

I’m a charming, globally savvy thought leader who uses advancement in technology to solve health problems. I work at the intersection between medicine and technology to help people live a healthy life.

I use my resourcefulness to unlock the potentials in people to achieve success and deliver personal and business growth.

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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.

Calling all Black professionals and advocates in the US!

BYP Network is bringing the format of its celebrated annual BYP Leadership Conference across the Atlantic with a physical event in both New York and Atlanta. Register your interest for exclusive ticket prices, and be the first to hear the latest news and updates

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