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.
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.
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 >>
[AAEN ORIGINAL] THE FORUM: REAL TALK! Black WOMEN & HEALTHCARE
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.
[AAEN ORIGINAL] ERG LEADERSHIP MEETING
Category: Diversity & Inclusion, Networking
[Date • Time • Location tbd]
[AAEN ORIGINAL] Black Tech ERG Interactive
Category: Diversity & Inclusion
[Date • Time • Location tbd]
[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
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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
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
COMMITTEE CHAIR - TECHNOLOGY, WORK/LIFE BALANCE,
(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
COMMITTEE CHAIR - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT,
(Senior Financial Advisor, Leadership Team -
Black Professional Group,
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management)
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
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