Black Professionals Summit 2017

What is the Black Professionals Summit?

The black professionals summit is a one day event that aims to bridge the gap between different generations of leaders in south Florida hosted by the Black Professionals Network. The event now in its 3rd year has created a  space for conversations, insight and knowledge sharing to be had in a supportive environment. This being my second year attending, I enjoy seeing different professionals on differing paths exchanging their current projects and objectives.

The Black Professionals Network was founded by Kenasha Paul, a Miami attorney and leader in the Miami community.

Millennials, are they making career moves?

Short answer from, yes of course we are making moves to further our careers. However, I constantly here from some of my peers that:

  • Events are expensive to attend
  • Events typically do not match their needs
  • Event times could be more flexible
  • More technology should incorporated

A quick stat about Millennials. 21% of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, more than 3x the number of non-millennials. (Gallup)

Below, continue reading to see more on the Black Professionals Summit.

Who attends the summit?

Miami isn’t just a place for party and bull. The summit welcomes many types of attendees to learn and participate in a day of learning. Local high-school, college and post-graduate students are always in attendance to gain knowledge for their careers. In addition to that, business owners, corporate executives and entrepreneurs can all gain valuable knowledge from the speakers and workshops held throughout the day.

Notables in attendance included

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  • Jill Tracey
    • Talk Show Host and Radio Personality for Hot 105FM
  • Ashlee K. Thomas
    • Co-Founder of Miami Urban Contemporary Experience and South Florida Webfest
  • Felecia Hatcher
    • Co-Founder and CEO of Code Fever and Black Tech Week
  • Starex Smith
    • Founder and CEO of The Hungry Black Man

How to get involved for your career?

The Black Professionals Network does a great job of putting together events that support the advancement of the community at-large. To keep up with them, please visit their site.

One of the attendees, Vanessa Fleury had this to say when asked: What did you gain from the Black Professionals Summit?

“I gained some great insights with professionals with the same goals as me.” See More From The Event

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