Sunday, February 1, 2009

Message from New York Chapter President

One of my favorite people in BDPA is Judaea Lane. She is a powerful woman with a passion for advancing the careers of African Americans in the New York IT industry. BDPA New York is blessed to have her as their chapter president. Here is message that Judaea shared with BDPA New York chapter stakeholders:

January 2009 has been an exciting month for BDPA-NY volunteers. We thank those members who participated and volunteered at the Wall Street Project, especially the Career Fair. Also a special thanks for those who were able to attend BDPA DC Chapter’s Inaugural Reception.

This year I want everyone to 'Dare 2 Share'. We continue to look for volunteers who are interested in volunteering at least 5 hours to share their technical expertise or be a mentor. If you need additional information, please send an email to Jasmine Miller and she will let you know how to get started.

Also for those who are looking for a job or a new career path, please submit your resume to Renetta English at Companies such as Data Industries and UBS Investment Bank are looking for technical talent.

Please mark your calendar to join BDPA-NY at the following events:

February 3, Fourth Annual Small Business Summit – This event is produced by Prime Strategies and . Come out, learn, share and connect with the Small Business Community. This year’s theme is “Business & Technology: How to Find and Keep Customers for Life .” BDPA-NY is proud to be this year’s Summit Partner.

February 18 & 19, Black Family Technology Week - On February 18 and 19, BDPA-NY Entrepreneur will share with members and the community how they use technology to drive their business. If you are an Entrepreneur who wishes to share with the community, please send an email to Please check our website for additional information about the event.

BDPA-NY Community Update Community Outreach Education - This past Saturday, January 24, was the Kick-off for our 2009 SITES Program. We are happy to report that approximately 15 youths registered for the program. Training will begin next week at Medgar Evers Preparatory High School in Brooklyn. This was an awesome experience as BDPA members got an opportunity to network with those students who may represent New York at our upcoming 2009 Regional Conference. If you are interested in sharing your technical expertise with our youth, please send an email to Denise Hamilton at .

Membership Management – Human Resources In addition to participating in the Career Fair at the Wall Street Project, this committee wants to know what you think. Please take a moment to share your thoughts by clicking on the link, 2009 Membership Survey to take our survey.

Also have you published anything? Have you spoken at a seminar? Are you interested in sharing your technical expertise? Please remember that we network every third Thursday of the month. If you are interested or would like additional information, please send an email to Renetta English at You can see a list of topics for 2009 on our website calendar.

Communication - Thanks to our webmaster we can share the most up-to-date information on our website and in our newsletter, Humanware. If you have experience with web design or writing, please send an email to Danielle Cauthen at

Finally, if you are not yet a member, please join or renew your membership today.

Judaea Y. Lane, president
BDPA New York Chapter

BDPA New York is currently the 6th largest chapter in the nation. It won't be long before this chapter is challenging for the #1 slot!

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