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

    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.

    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 >>