Partnerships Spotlight: Cisco, LBS, Danaher and JTI

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BYP Network is proud to have a longstanding partnership with cloud-managed IT company Cisco. Recent events have reminded us of the value of women leaders who unapologetically take action and collaborate to move corporate cultures further.

Our Founder and CEO, Kike Oniwinde Agoro spoke at Forbes’ women’s 30/50 summit discussion on International Women’s Day 2023. The talk was led by Cisco Meraki Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Francine Katsoudas, and together they contributed to an honest conversation addressing their careers, achievements, and challenges.

During their candid conversation, Kike describes feeling “othered” early in her career, noting the lack of mentorship and sponsorship that Black professionals face. 

As a world leader in technology, Cisco isn’t afraid to dive deep to understand and improve the systems that hold Black professionals back. From strategic recruitment to workshops, they are fully committed to investing in diverse talent, working with BYP for three years to expand their teams. For instance BYP’s Interim Chief Growth Officer, Phin Mpofu, is speaking at Cisco Meraki’s Connected Black Professional session “From Applicant to Hire” on March 23, offering insights into crafting an effective CV.

Cisco are also the proud headline sponsor of our upcoming Leadership Summit in Atlanta, taking place on May 23. Register your interest now to find out more exclusive details.

Want to get involved with one of our US events? Contact one of our partnership reps to find out ways you can support and engage with our audience. 

New partnerships!

We’re delighted to have had a range of companies newly signing up to work with BYP, including London Business School, Danaher and JTI.

LBS: “Through this corporate partnership, we aim to provide more opportunities to increase representation of Black staff at LBS while highlighting our inclusive culture and our reputation as a great place to work where everyone is respected for who they are and all can belong and thrive.

Being part of our community goes beyond the learning solutions we provide; we strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued for the unique contributions they bring. We are committed to taking long term sustainable steps towards diversity and inclusion in higher education. Our partnership with BYP Network is a key step in driving change that reflects our School values.”

Danaher: “Danaher is excited to partner with BYP to help provide mentorship, professional development, and job opportunities to their talented members. Danaher is a $30B global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.”

JTI: “Our idea is simple: to create an environment where people are the difference and successes are recognised, we’re building a culture where our people can bring their whole selves to work and are committed to becoming a fully inclusive business which breaks down barriers and creates a safe environment for all. With JTI operating in more than 130 countries, we want to reveal the opportunities that are available and show how you can build a rewarding career with us – take a look at our jobs here.

Interested in becoming a partner?

BYP Network has worked with over 200 corporate partners, through sponsorship, events, mentoring, jobs and more. We pride ourselves on having great relations with our partners thanks to a dedicated client services and account management team. Our community of over 150K Black professionals and allies across our community channels continuously benefit from job hires, upskilling, new connections and more.

Get in touch now with our partnerships team to find out more on how we can help you achieve your goals.

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