This event will provide an emphasis on the powers of networking. Atlanta’s tech ecosystem has become a top breeding ground for billion-dollar startups in the Southeast, and we want to help you gain those connections with other like-minded business individuals!
This is an opportunity for you to find out more about BYP and Umba Daima and meet and network with other black professionals based in your city. You’ll get a chance to introduce yourself to the room and gain quality connections.
- Network and build professional and personal relationships.
- Hear about future events BY-Peers Atlanta has planned.
- If you’re in the job market, let us assist!
Date: Friday 20th January 2023
Time: 7pm – 9pm Eastern Time Zone
Location: Public Art Futures Lab, Atlanta
Dress code: Smart Casual
Meet the Speakers
Dr. Cynthia Harper, Managing Partner at C Harper Enterprises, LLC
Some of Dr. Cynthia’s achievements & awards include:
• 2022- Excellence in Media, Chryso Reign Television
• 2021- Excellence in Loyalty & Diversity, 106 liveradio
• 2021- Lifetime Achievement award 45th President Joe Biden
• 2018- Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award
• 2018- Honorary doctorate in humanitarianism
• 2017- Pillar Awards from Government Contractors Assn
• 2016- Lifetime Achievement Award, 44th President Barack Obama
• 2014- Millennial Award, from DITR Int’l non-profit
Mikel Thomas, OLY – Inclusive Client Partnerships Strategy at Visa
Mikel is a 4x Olympian from Trinidad and Tobago, the first athlete from the island nation to qualify for both the Summer (110m hurdles; Beijing 08, London 12, Rio 16) and Winter Olympics (2-man Bobsleigh-Beijing 2022). Alum of Visa’s Olympian & Paralympian Business Development rotational program, currently working within NA Digital Partnership- Inclusive Client Partnership team focused on innovating relationships and amplifying the impact of underrepresented fintech founders. Prior to joining Visa, an experienced storyteller and marketer Mikel worked with brands like Airbnb, to the IOC. Mikel also spent time serving his community as a former Firefighter/EMT in Atlanta. Mikel gained his master’s degree in Sport Management and Technology from the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky.
Come along if you are looking to:
✅ Grow your network with like-minded professionals.
✅ Find job opportunities.
✅ Meet a co-founder or a mentor.
✅ Get career advice, motivation or inspiration.
✅ Make friends.
About BY-Peers Atlanta
The BY-Peers community is a pillar of support for black professionals across the globe. Created by BYP Network – this local network serves black professionals based in Atlanta.
Whatever stage you are in your career we are inviting you to celebrate the next chapter in your professional life, sharing resources that can help you on your journey to career progression whilst connecting you to likeminded peers.
If you’re new to the city this is also a great way to immerse yourself in the local community and make new friends.
About Umba Daima
Umba Daima is a team of educators, builders, creatives and technologists passionate about creating economic opportunity for historically disadvantaged populations. Technology adoption is directly correlated to economic developments and productivity, and so all the work we do is centred around the accessibility of technology.
About Public Art Futures Lab
The Lab is a physical and online space to exhibit, experiment, educate and experience the role of technology and its intersection with public art. By reducing barriers to creating and participating in this emerging space, the Lab seeks to expand access to cultural enrichment, provide the tools for local artists to thrive, and maintain Atlanta’s status as a creative cultural capital.