NETWORKING IN TECH: Don’t Just Slide into DMs
Obsidi Blog
by Mike Reid
5M ago
People often ask us: How do I build a network in tech?” or “How do I grow my digital network?” Spoiler Alert: Don’t randomly cold DM or email people. That’s not networking; that’s SPAM. Networking in tech is about leveraging your connections and making meaningful new ones. Keep reading and you’ll learn how to get it done! Start With Who You Know First things first, you already have a network. Yes, you do! Your classmates, colleagues, even your friends – they’re your untapped goldmine. Someone hired them; they may know someone relevant to your industry and can introduce you to your next ..read more
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BFUTR Members Cheatsheet
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
Welcome to BFUTR 2023, where limitless possibilities await you! Get ready to make the most of this transformative experience with our BFUTR Members Cheatsheet. Packed with insider tips, hacks, and must-knows, this guide is your secret weapon to conquering the summit with finesse. Pre-Planning Perfection Know the event dates, location, and registration process like the back of your hand. Join us in Toronto, Canada for the biggest BFUTR yet, this October 26-27, 2023. Catch us at the Beanfield Centre for 2 days of epic networking career venturing, and more with the Black tech community Plan ..read more
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free – Exclusive BFUTR VIP Pass Promo 
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
Yo folks, Guess what? We’re back and we’re back big! It’s time to ditch them comfy sweatpants and step up your game, ’cause we’re headed straight to the hottest event on the block – the BFUTR Global Tech Summit! Circle them dates, fam – October 26 – 27, 2023. We’re talkin’ ’bout Black professionals from all over the globe coming together to connect, network, and build a solid community.  Picture this: 20,000+ Black professionals A hundred-plus speakers droppin’ knowledge bombs 80+ corporate partners showin’ mad love The BFUTR Global Tech Summit ain’t just any event, it’s THE even ..read more
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BFUTR Complementary Conference Tools
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
Investing in yourself means putting in the work for the future you will benefit from. BFUTR Global Tech Summit is just around the corner, and with Obsidi, the time to prepare for the summit starts now. Obsidi is the perfect place to begin fostering these meaningful connections among the BFUTR attendees so that you have some familiar faces and warm connections at the summit and take advantage of all the other digital tools and resources for attendees. Unlock the Benefits of Obsidi If you are ready to invest in the future by attending BFUTR but have a conflict and restraint that will keep y ..read more
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Tips from Employers of Choice, Part 2
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
In a world where conformity is often the easiest option, authenticity can help you stand out and feel more comfortable in your career. Let’s be honest: most of our days are on the work grind, so why not aim for employers who not only embrace your authentic self but throw a whole celebration for it?  This is the key to building a work environment that prioritizes positivity and inclusivity, especially for our Black professionals. Mask Off: The End of Code-Switching Imagine having to wear a mask daily, changing it depending on who you’re interacting with – this is the essence of code-s ..read more
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Attract Your Ideal Employer at BFUTR
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
Did y’all know there are over 50 employers that will attend the 2023 BFUTR Global Tech Summit? Every year, employers are hyped to get valuable facetime and connections with the qualified and accomplished Black professionals within our Obsidi community. However, executing a flawless and advantageous career move towards those organizations isn’t simply about exhibiting the skillset of a good hire. You’re only genuinely winning if you land an employer that fits you well. We’re confident that BFUTR 2023 is your gateway toward your next ideal employer, so be ready to seal the deal by adopting some ..read more
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The Inside Scoop from Employers of Choice
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
8M ago
Are you ready to make big career moves to elevate your career at BFUTR? We’re excited to guide you toward taking your career to the next level! Explore the Member Playbook before the summit to maximize this action-packed tech conference. And here’s the scoop – if you’re a job seeker on the hunt for a fresh gig, we’ve got more than 50 North American employers in the house eager to connect with candidates like yourself. There’s no denying that the job market has been evolving, and unfortunately, Black professionals get the short end of the stick. According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alt ..read more
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Black Leaders Revolutionizing Crypto: Unlocking Financial Power with Style
Obsidi Blog
by Varun Harikumar
11M ago
Today, we’re diving headfirst into the exciting crypto world and exploring how remarkable Black leaders leave an indelible mark on this blazing frontier. They’re not just following trends but carving their path, smashing barriers, and igniting positive change. So, get ready as we uncover the inspiring journeys of Vernon J, Tavonia Evans, Russell Okung, Jay Z, Akon, and Cleve Mesidor. Vernon J: Democratizing Real Estate with EquityCoin (EQTY) Meet Vernon J, a seasoned real estate investor who experienced a life-changing moment when he rented a unit to a single mother living in a shelter. F ..read more
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Happly Ever After: Thierry Lindor, BMO’s Black Entrepreneur
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
1y ago
Thierry Lindor is the Co-founder and CEO of Happly.Ai, an inspiring entrepreneur and active citizen who has significantly impacted the industry through his innovative work and dedication to creating positive change. With years of hard work, Thierry Lindor has been awarded the BMO Black Entrepreneur of the Year award for his innovative work. His dedication to creating positive change has continued to be recognized in the industry.  Meet Thierry Lindor: Entrepreneur, Active Citizen, and Trailblazer Thierry’s journey as an entrepreneur began in real estate, only to migrate towards techn ..read more
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Black Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the Year Spotlight: Tarisai Madambi
Obsidi Blog
by BPTN Admin
1y ago
Tarisai Madambi has always been a game changer and is recognized for her leadership on KPMG’s Black ERG. She and her ERG were recently named Black Employee Resource Group of the Year at the Obsidi By BPTN Awards, presented by BMO. Tarisai’s leadership to drive Black employee engagement, recognition, retention and career growth within her company has been transformational to the Black professionals within the firm. Her commitment to creating an inclusive workplace has garnered praise from colleagues and industry experts.  Get to know this year’s Black Employee Resource Group of the Year ..read more
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