Hootsuite Partners with BYP Network to Enhance Mentorship and Career Opportunities for Black Professionals
Through the launch of a mentorship program, Hootsuite employees will shed light on their lived and sector experience to support BYP Network members’ career development
Vancouver, BC - May 16, 2022 - Hootsuite, the global leader in social media management, is proud to announce a new partnership with BYP Network, a platform connecting the Black professional community with corporations to enhance networking, create career opportunities and improve Black visibility globally.
With more than 150,000 members across five continents, BYP Network has made significant headway in changing the Black narrative and creating a future where Black professionals can see themselves represented across all industries. Through this partnership, Hootsuite will have access to post positions to BYP Network’s job board, contribute content for the BYP blog, and have an employer profile page that highlights its company culture and values, recruitment and hiring process, professional development opportunities and progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Hootsuite is also launching a mentorship program as part of this initiative, through which 10 employees will support and empower members of BYP Network through upskilling and career development over a six-month period. Of those participating as mentors, eight employees identify as part of the Black community and two will support as allies.
“The work that BYP Network is doing to empower Black professionals and elevate Black talent across industries is incredible, and long overdue,” said Omarie Allen, Manager IT Help Desk in EMEA,Hootsuite. “While awareness of the challenges preventing Black talent from securing employment has certainly improved, there is still a long road ahead in breaking down these barriers. I’m thrilled that members of our Black Employee Resource Group have the opportunity to participate in this mentorship program and look forward to the positive contributions this program will bring in changing the Black narrative in the tech sector.”
“Diversifying acquisition pipelines and driving positive change that amplifies Black talent would not be possible without corporate partners who share our commitment to making a difference,” said Meera Raikundalia, Co-founder and Head of Partnerships, BYP Network. “Hootsuite’s commitment to its people and progress in creating an environment that both welcomes and empowers diverse talent is inspiring. We’re proud to bring Hootsuite onboard to further our mission.”
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About BYP Network
BYP Network is an organization, supporting Black professionals across their career journey, from grassroots to senior managers. Working with corporate partners, the organization aims to reduce bias across hiring practices and supports culture analysis and accountability from recruitment to retention. In addition to corporate partnerships, the organization offers members a network to connect with peers, as well as access to leadership podcasts, upskilling events, newsletters and more.
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