March Madness is here! There are only 20 days until spring and the new life that comes with the season is stirring - in more ways than one with BDPA.
February was action packed with chapter Black Family Technology Awareness Week and Black History Month activities:
Cincinnati - Roadmap to Success: An Entrepreneur's Story by the CEO of ConnXus
Chicago – I Have a Dream "A King's Journey”
Detroit - Disco Tech (Discovering Technology) - Detroit
Greater Columbia - Tech Lunch & Learn
New York - Digital Learning Day
Philadelphia – The History of BDPA Presented by Earl Pace during the BEYA STEM Conference
We received very positive feedback from members who participated in last month's Career Triage - Career Planning Workshop. Can your resume pass the 10-second test? 10 seconds is all the time an employer is going to give your resume in deciding to keep it or pass on it! Join Career Coach, Janice Coleman on March 17, as she gives you pointers for your résumé that will help convince employers that you are worth an interview.
Mark your calendars for the March 16 - 17 Winter Conference in Baltimore at the Hilton, 401 W. Pratt Street. The National Board of Directors will host a reception on Friday to introduce elected officials, community leaders, local businesses and colleges to BDPA. This is the first in a series of pre-conference events to bring awareness to the Baltimore community.
On Saturday, the quarterly National Board of Directors' meeting and leadership workshop are open to the membership. Please join us to meet your national leaders and learn about the inner workings of this great association.
I am looking forward to BDPA reaching greater heights in advancing African Americans in the information technology industry and know that each and every one of you will do your share by volunteering at the chapter or national levels, donating to the scholarship fund and encouraging peers to join BDPA.
Check the web site for a list of BDPA events happening at a chapter near you! In the meantime, I hope to see you in Baltimore on March 17, at our Winter Conference.
Monique F. Berry