New Year New Network – The Ultimate Networking Event

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2023-01-19 18:00:00

Sway Bar, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5BZ

BYP Network has launched a very special networking evening in January 2023 with hundreds of Black professional attendees and partners in-person, at a venue in Central London. An unmissable event to help strengthen your networking skills and broaden your professional connections.


Location: Sway Bar, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5BZ

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Your network is your net worth

Networking is its own job. Like any kind of investing, it requires dedicated attention and effort. However the power of networking cannot be underestimated or ignored. An extensive network, with contacts in the right places, can make a long-lasting and significant impact on your professional career and personal development

BYP’s CEO and Founder, Kike Oniwinde, knows first-hand how your network can be the key to leveraging your success. It’s what has led us to creating a community of over 150K driven Black professional members.

This exciting event will be curated to be the ultimate networking event. It will empower you with new and valuable connections to help you unlock wealth, success, and happiness in your work journey.

Start the new year with an upper hand that you can draw from for decades to come.

What you can expect

We’ll be releasing more details very soon and will have plenty of surprises in store at the event for a truly engaging experience. Features of the programme will include:

  • Networking with 300+ attendees
  • Free drink on arrival and refreshments
  • Interactive games and activities to help you network including speed networking
  • Panel: Nurturing & Cultivating Your Network For Success
  • Exclusive networking toolkits
  • An opportunity to meet with sponsoring partners
  • Prizes, giveaways and merchandise

…and much more.

Register for a FREE networking toolkit

We’re anticipating a very high demand for this event so make sure you secure your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The event will take place on the evening of 19 January 2023. If you are unable to attend, you can register for a FREE networking toolkit and help you build your network virtually as well as in person.

Meet Our Panellists

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Shuntasha Phillips -Director, DEI Partnerships | Gartner

Shuntasha is a global DEI Leader with an extensive background in organizational diversity improvement, inclusive learning & development strategy, DEI program execution, and sustainability initiatives. Her successes across oil and gas, CPG, cybersecurity, and research are attributed to her unapologetic yet collaborative approach to courageous dialogue and innovative strategy.

Shuntasha leads Gartner’s DEI TA Partnerships Team, focusing on cultivating genuine relationship with external organizations who support talent from Underrepresented Groups. Her DEI Partnership strategy ensures multi-year progress attracting high-quality talent and amplifying Gartner’s presence in the communities we touch.

She is an avid reader of mystery novels, enjoys spending time with family, and is a huge fan of Tabitha Brown.

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Kojo Marfo – Founder & Creative Director | My Runway Group

Kojo is a creative arts and socio-economic growth strategist with a speciality in connecting emerging creatives and black led small businesses with new opportunities and commercial visibility through brand partnerships and policy. He is the founder My Runway Group – a youth empowerment organisation for emerging creatives from underrepresented backgrounds.

With over a decade of experience in curating multiple global campaigns and projects that impacts under-represented communities Kojo’s work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Evening Standard and the BBC.

Kojo also opened the very first black concept store, Black In Carnaby, in West End to sell over 200 black businesses to diverse customers including the mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Suzi Adan – BY-Peers London Chief Activator | BYP Network

Suzi leads the BY-Peers London community group creating more intimate events and experiences for black professionals in the City. She is also a Senior Account Manager at Taboola, the worlds leading native discovery platform. She heads up Taboola’s ERG group Taboola In Culture for employees who feel like their ethnicity or religion makes them a minority in their environment.

Suzi was born in Sudan, East Africa and her passion is to build a community to inspire and support her peers through open, honest discussion, project-led action, and by building a hub to offer a greater spectrum of cultural insights.

Want to advertise your Black business?

Get the opportunity to put yourself in front of 400+ professional at our New Year New Network event

You can get:

  • Placement in our swag bag
  • Promotion on our social media and newsletter
  • 30 second pitch on stage at the event

email to find out more!

Find out about our sponsor Gartner

Gartner provides management and technology insight to executives and their teams. Serving every major function across the enterprise, in every industry and market sector, Gartner helps clients navigate real-time, complex challenges presented by changes in the global economy. This unique approach enables us to adjust, adapt and pivot when macroenvironmental shifts occur. One of Gartner’s key values is our commitment to working “Together as One.” When you attract the best talent, empower associates to reach their full potential and create an environment where everyone has equitable access to opportunity, associates will thrive. The Black Employee Network (BEN) is one of the six employee resource groups (ERGs) offered to Gartner associates. BEN’s mission is to attract, retain and advance Black associates at Gartner while cultivating inclusion by providing access to professional growth and networking opportunities. BEN’s vision is to create a culture of inclusion that is recognized as an employer of choice for Black talent in the research and advisory industry. BEN is open to all staff no matter their background. Local BEN chapters are responsible for engaging associates through programming and communication to further BEN’s mission in the local office. While activities in the near term are virtual, past events included coffee chats, Black History Month celebrations and exhibits, guest speakers and Real Talks.

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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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