• :: We're on a mission ::

    AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYEE NETWORK

    :: 2016 ::
    CELEBRATING AAEN BAY AREA 2.0!

  • WHAT WE DO

    DIVERSITY & INCLUSION + Technology + Career/Professional Development + RECRUITMENT + Financial Management + Work/Life Balance

    Employee/Business Resource Groups • Professional Organizations • Businesses

    Across the Bay Area: San Francisco • East Bay • Peninsula • San Jose

    Founded in 2011, "AAEN Bay Area 2.0" represents AAEN's expansion into new programs, new partners and new benefits!

     

    The African American Employee Network (AAEN) of the Bay Area is a collaborative network of African American corporate employee/business resource groups, working in association with diversity and inclusion professionals, businesses, professional organizations and individuals from the private, public and academic sectors.

     

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    Leaders • Employees • Entrepreneurs

    Like Minds >> Collaboration

    Networking Mixers • Professional Panels • Development Workshops

     

    AAEN was initially formed as a community for Employee Resource Group leaders. However, soon after inception it became clear that there was a high demand for African American professionals, at all levels, to come together and benefit from shared learning and relationship development.

    Everyone wins

    Corporate and Employee Benefits

    Recruitment • Retention • Talent Development • Market Research and Outreach • Shared Best Practices

     

    This convening of professionals through our programs and events connects and educates individuals and organizations across a variety of industries. The result - better leaders, prospects, employees, entrepreneurs...and more profitable companies.

    Events • Information • Connections • Research

    What can members and associates expect?

    Quality over quantity.

     

    Events: 1-2 per quarter. View calendar of AAEN originated events>>
     

    Information: 1-2 enewsletters per month

     

    Connections: Infrastructure and systems in place to put you in touch with individuals and resources to enhance your career.

     

    Research (new): Diversity Think Tank (DDT) in collaboration with AAEN, is working to bring together thoughtful minds around topics of diversity impacting the workplace. Launching as on online resource, DDT will share Bay Area ERG and diversity best practices, perspectives and opinions with the goal of helping make workplace diversity the norm rather than the exception. Register >>

     

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  • :: Networking Mixers • Professional Panels • Development Workshops ::

  • Category: Recruitment

    Wed, June 15, 2016 • Menlo Park

    Organizer: Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors

     

    To submit your request to attend, please submit your information>>

    All events are by invitation only. Space limited.

     

    Questions? Contact John Harsch – John.Harsch@MorganStanley.com

    Big Data Forum

    Category: Technology, Career Development

    Wed, July 13, 2016 • The Clorox Company, Oakland

    Organizer: Diversity MBA

    Category: Work/Life Balance

    Tues, Aug 17, 2016 • Impact Hub Oakland

    Organizer: theREGISTRYBayArea.com in collaboration with AAEN

     

    A hosted (moderated) conversation focused on African American women and healthcare, featuring a guest panel of recognized health care professionals, together in conversation for the first time.

    Category: Real Estate, Professionals

    Tues, October 4, 2016 • Oakland Marriott

    [AAEN ORIGINAL] ERG LEADERSHIP MEETING

    Category: Diversity & Inclusion, Networking

    [Date • Time • Location tbd]

    Organizer: AAEN

    [AAEN ORIGINAL] Black Tech ERG Interactive

    Category: Diversity & Inclusion

    [Date • Time • Location tbd]

    Organizer: AAEN

    [AAEN ORIGINAL] AAEN Holiday MIxer

    Category: Work-Life Balance, Networking

    Thurs, December 15, 2016 • [location tbd]

  • EMPLOYEE/BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUPS • EXECUTIVES • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    AAEN calls upon ERGs, business executives and professional organizations when developing opportunities for networking, career advancement, personal development, D&I TRAINING, mentorship and work/life balance.

    Outreach: Employee/Business Resource Groups, Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Executives

    Don't see your company listed? [Email us]

     

    Accenture • ADP • Agile-1 • Airbnb • Altera • Apple • Applied Materials • AT&T • BAE Systems • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch • Blue Shield of California • BNY Mellon • Brocade Communications • CBS Interactive • Charles Schwab • Cisco Systems • The Clorox Company • Comcast • Comerica • Dropbox • eBay • Eli Lilly & Company • EMC • EY • Facebook • Gap Inc. • Genentech • Google • HPE • IBM • Intel • Intuit • Kaiser Permanente • LinkedIn • Lockheed Martin • Lyft • Medallia • Oracle • Pandora • PayNearMe • Paypal • PG&E • Piazza Technologies • Pinterest • PricewaterhouseCoopers • SAP • Safeway • Salesforce • Square • SolarCity • SurveyMonkey • Symantec • TEKSystems • Tesla • Twilio • Twitter • Uber • Visa • Wells Fargo • World Wide Technology • Yahoo • Yelp

     

    Outreach: Professional Organizations

    Don't see your organization listed? [Email us]

    1. African American Community Service Agency (AACSA)
    2. African American Employee Network (AAEN)
    3. Associated Real Property Brokers (ARPB)
    4. Association of Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT)
    5. Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA)
    6. Bay Area Black Nurses Association (BABNA)
    7. Bay Area Black Professionals (LinkedIn)
    8. Bay Area Black Prosecutors Association (BABPA)
    9. Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy (BABP)
    10. Bay Area Blacks in Tech (BAYBIT)
    11. Black Professionals Network (#BPN Bay Area)
    12. Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California (BWLNC)
    13. Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)
    14. California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)
    15. California Diversity Council (Bay Area Chapter)
    16. Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA)
    17. East Bay Black Professionals Association (EBBPA)
    18. Marin African American Professional Network (MAAPN)
    19. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Vanguard
    20. National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC Northern CA Chapter)
    21. National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area Chapter)
    22. National Sales Network (NSN San Francisco Chapter)
    23. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE SF Bay Area Professionals)
    24. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE Silicon Valley Professionals)
    25. Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC)
    26. Onyx Community Connection
    27. San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC)
    28. San Francisco Board of Realtist
    29. San Francisco National Association of Black Accountants (SFNABA)
    30. San Francisco National Black MBA Association (SFNBMBAA)
    31. Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (SVBCC)
    32. Sinkler Miller Medical Association
    33. Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC)
    34. Young Blacks of the Bay (YBB)
  • EVENT SPONSORS

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    Keep up with what's happening in Silicon Valley, brought to you by our media partner, theREGISTRYBayArea.com

  • EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Michael DeFlorimonte

    Member, Executive Leadership Team

    COMMITTEE CHAIR - TECHNOLOGY, WORK/LIFE BALANCE,
    INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

    (Principal, michaelD. Communications • 2015 San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce Marketing Agency of the Year •

    Fmr VP African American Investor Services, Charles Schwab)

    David Earl Spencer

    Member, Executive Leadership Team

    COMMITTEE CHAIR - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT,
    SPONSORSHIPS, RECRUITMENT, CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

    (Senior Financial Advisor, Leadership Team -
    Black Professional Group,
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management)

  • ORGANIZATION SUPPORT

    E.L. WASH

    STRATEGIC PARTNER ALLIANCES

    Senior Sales Representative, Diabetes Unit, Eli Lilly & Company • Fmr President's Club Member, AT&T Sales • 2010 Member of the Year, Coalition of 100 Black Women, Oakland Bay Area

    GAIL TODD

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Former AVP Sr. Project Manager Bank of America Global Client Fulfillment Wealth Management • Black Professional Group Chair, Bank of America • Previous Board Member of the Brighter Beginnings (aka Perinatal Council) Contra Costa County

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