Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Accenture Supports BDPA's Diversity and STEM Mission

BDPA secures diversity and STEM support from highly respected global professional services company Accenture for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Diversity is part of what makes Accenture exceptional and inclusion and diversity are fundamental to their culture and core values. Accenture recognizes that each person has unique strengths and by embracing those strengths, Accenture delivers high performance. Accenture serves more than 120 countries, works with more than 40 industries, and of their top 100 clients, 98 have worked with Accenture at least 10 years.

Rupal Thanawala
Rupal Thanawala, Accenture Account Manager reported, "One of Accenture’s key strategic priorities is to promote STEM education among youth, empower minority students to pursue technology careers, and ultimately recruit them with Accenture at all levels. In fact, we have an internal process to help diverse candidates be successful and get promoted at senior leadership levels. Thus, a BDPA partnership fits naturally with our vision and my personal passion for inclusion and diversity."

BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in STEM. BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for under-represented minorities in STEM fields.

National BDPA President Mike Williams stated, "We thank Accenture for their generous donation and for their continued commitment to diversity and BDPA's mission."

For more details about the National BDPA Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.

Monday, June 19, 2017

BDPA Sustains Support from World Leader Strategic Staffing Solutions

BDPA sustains support from Strategic Staffing Solutions, a world leader in staffing, for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. BDPA and its members are proud to continue their relationship with Strategic Staffing Solutions.

Cynthia Pasky
Founded in 1990 by President and CEO Cynthia J. Pasky, Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, $350 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. With a composite average annual growth rate of 21%, S3 is fiscally sound and debt free. S3 has had $2.4 Billion in sales since its inception with $1.2 billion of those sales occurring in the last 5 years. It is ranked 17th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report and is one of three companies nationally certified as a Charter Partner with Staffing Industry Analysts. S3 is also ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and one of the top 25 among woman-owned businesses in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine.

S3 provides staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, healthcare services, insurance, communications, and financial services. It has more than 3,000 direct consultants in 49 out of 50 states in the U.S. and 11 countries including Europe and the Americas.


Mike Williams
BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

National BDPA President Mike A. Williams stated, "It is great to have Strategic Staffing Solutions as a partner and we look forward to continuing and growing this relationship."

For more details about the BDPA Annual National Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.

Monday, June 12, 2017

BDPA Fortifies MillerCoors Silver Level Sponsorship

BDPA recently announced a Silver Level sponsorship from MillerCoors for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. MillerCoors has a long tradition of supporting community-based initiatives. MillerCoors’ community investments with charitable organizations are focused on the CREW model: civic leadership, responsibility, economic empowerment and water stewardship.

Melodi Warren Anderson
Melodi Warren Anderson, MillerCoors IT Business Advisor stated, "MillerCoors is delighted to continue as a Silver Sponsor of BDPA. We at MillerCoors look forward to speaking with highly talented individuals at the 2017 National BDPA Conference and Career fair.

BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

Allen Baylor
BDPA Milwaukee president Allen Baylor said, “On behalf of the BDPA Milwaukee Chapter and as President, we are proud that MillerCoors, a local corporate company in the Milwaukee area, has been and will continue to be a proud supporter of BDPA. This is a huge win, not only for National BDPA, but also for the local support we receive for the BDPA Chapter.

For more details about the BDPA Annual National Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Newsletter: BDPA Memphis (June 2017)

Did you know that BDPA Memphis Chapter won the National HSCC Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 - becoming the FIRST chapter to ever win four (4) national HSCC championships in a row. BDPA Memphis Chapter is back and ready to build on the legacy of their past. BDPA Memphis Chapter president Kareem DaSilva uses the newsletter to describe the 2017 chapter accomplishments.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

BDPA Gains Continued Support from TEKsystems

BDPA gains increasing support from TEKsystems, a leading diverse and engaged provider of IT staffing, talent management, and IT services during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every year, TEKsystems deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia.

Franklin Reed
Franklin Reed, TEKsystems Regional Diversity Recruiter said, “We believe a diverse and engaged workforce is vital for corporations to remain competitive and innovative. BDPA has been at the forefront of developing diverse talent and preparing them to be successful in corporate America for many years. Partnering with BDPA reinforces our commitment to provide our clients with diverse and qualified talent. The chapter programs and events that support the members are always applicable and relevant. We’re excited to continue our partnership.

BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

BDPA National President Mike Williams stated, "We thank TEKsystems for their generous donation and their continued commitment to diversity and BDPA's mission."

For more information about the BDPA Annual National Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Accenture Supports BDPA Diversity and STEM Mission

BDPA secures diversity and STEM support from highly respected global professional services company Accenture for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Accenture serves more than 120 countries, works with more than 40 industries, and of their top 100 clients, 98 have worked with Accenture at least 10 years. Diversity is part of what makes Accenture exceptional and inclusion and diversity are fundamental to their culture and core values. Accenture recognizes that each person has unique strengths and by embracing those strengths, Accenture delivers high performance.

Rupal Thanawala, Accenture Account Manager reported, "One of Accenture’s key strategic priorities is to promote STEM education among youth, empower minority students to pursue technology careers, and ultimately recruit them with Accenture at all levels. In fact, we have an internal process to help diverse candidates be successful and get promoted at senior leadership levels. Thus, a BDPA partnership fits naturally with our vision and my personal passion for inclusion and diversity."

BDPA is the largest African American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in STEM. BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

National BDPA President Mike Williams stated, "We thank Accenture for their generous donation and for their continued commitment to diversity and BDPA's mission."

For more details about the BDPA Annual National Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Newsletter: BDPA Washington DC (May 2017)

We are very proud that our monthly publication of bdpatoday has been issued for May 2017. There are a number of great articles and updates in this issue. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BDPA Confers Lifetime Achievement Award to Melvin Greer (Intel Corporation)

Melvin Greer
BDPA will honor Cornell University graduate, Melvin Greer, Director of Data Science and Analytics at Intel, with their Lifetime Achievement Award during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to his professional and investment roles, Melvin is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing. His systems and software engineering expertise has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing and Synthetic Biology. Greer functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Mr. Greer has been awarded the BEYA Technologist of the Year Award, which recognizes his outstanding technical contribution and products that have a broad impact and high value to society. Melvin Greer is Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation where he leads science, technology, mathematical and engineering (STEM) research initiatives, directly contributing to a more diverse generation of leaders and technical talent.

Pamela Mathews
It is an honor and pleasure to present Melvin Greer with the Lifetime Achievement Award -- BDPA’s highest honor. Mr. Greer exemplifies all that BDPA stands for in his supreme commitment and dedication to the Information Technology industry,” said Pamela Mathews, National BDPA Vice President.

BDPA is the largest African-American information technology association in the U.S., and the largest national non-profit organization continually involved in training students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and David Wimberly to close the digital divide for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

For more details about the BDPA Annual National Technology Conference & Career Fair or the corporate sponsorship program, contact the corporate sales support team at (301) 584-3135 ext.108 or corpsales@bdpa.org. Additionally, please visit www.bdpa.org.