Posted February 19, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Photo
 
 

[PHOTOS] Young Professionals Celebrate Black History Month with a Focus on the Future

Celebrating Black Excellence and Leadership in the Bay: Charles Hudson, Robin Cameron, Ruben Harris, Adjetey Clarence Lassey, Josh Dawson, Jason Thurman, Terrell Jones, Charles Pridgen, Ayori Selassie, Jayson Maydon, Van Jones, Jolen Anderson, Jasmine Gill, Enitan Bereola II
Celebrating Black Excellence and Leadership in the Bay: Charles Hudson, Robin Cameron, Ruben Harris, Adjetey Clarence Lassey, Josh Dawson, Jason Thurman, Terrell Jones, Charles Pridgen, Ayori Selassie, Jayson Maydon, Van Jones, Jolen Anderson, Jasmine Gill, Enitan Bereola II

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Event: Celebrating Black Excellence and Leadership in the Bay
Pictured: Charles Hudson, Robyn Cameron, Ruben Harris, Bryan Goodson, Adjetey Clarence Lassey, Josh Dawson, Jason Thurman, Terrell Jones, Charles Pridgen, Ayori Selassie, Jayson Maydon, Van Jones, Jolen Anderson, Jasmine Gill, Enitan Bereola II
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Location: Infusion Lounge, San Francisco
Partners: theREGISTRYBayArea.com, Elastic.co, Blacks in Technology

Over 400 plus attendees came to Celebrating Black Excellence and Leadership in the Bay hosted by BPN Bay Area in collaboration with ERG leaders at Salesforce, Visa, Google, McKesson, LinkedIn, Accenture and Yahoo. The event offered a unique opportunity to connect with the Bay’s leading, young, diverse professionals and proceeds were donated to #Yeswecode. The #Yeswecode initiative targets low-opportunity youth and provides them with the necessary resources and tools to become world-class computer programmers, shifting the trajectory of their futures. Ayori Selassie wins the first ever BPN award for Global Tech Excellence as an outstanding engineer and extraordinary community leader. Guest Speakers included:

• Van Jones – Leader, President of The Dream Corps & CNN Contributor
• Jolen Anderson – Chief Diversity Officer, Visa
• Enitan Bereola II – Bestselling Author, Bereolaesque Group
• Charles Hudson – Venture Partner, Precursor
• Jason Mayden – Designer-In-Residence, Accel Partners

“BPN is about developing, celebrating and providing a platform for the local community. We believe passionately in empowering others with giving back at our core.” – Adjetey Clarence Lassey

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