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What We Do
Communications • News/Research • Career Development • Connections
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National Reach: Major urban hubs via strategic and digital marketing partners
San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco • North Bay • East Bay • Peninsula • Silicon Valley • San Jose
The African American Employee Network (AAEN) of the Bay Area is a communications network serving African American professionals, based on a foundation of employee/business resource groups, diversity and inclusion professionals, professional organizations and executives; with the support of key influencers and entities in the private, public and academic sectors.
Nationally, AAEN's syndicated direct email network extends its reach through partner digital platforms and professional organizations to 14 major cities, totaling over 2 million African Americans. Locally (SF Bay Area) AAEN reaches over 55,000 professionals, including the Bay Area's largest pool of talented African Americans. AAEN's extended network of target market specific media partners and social media accounts extends its reach to over 150,000 African Americans in Northern California.
The network, largely grown from attendance at topically relevant professional events and digital opt-in opportunities, has resulted in an impressive pool of cross industry African American talent. This carefully curated mix of professionals moves through the business and community landscape, occupying key corporate and civic leadership positions.
Events • Industry News • Research • People On The Move
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Information sharing is at the core of our mission as we strive to highlight, promote and support the excellence and upward mobility of African Americans through the Bay Area's competitive workforce.
Areas of focus/initiatives: Diversity & Inclusion • Technology • Career/Professional Development • Recruitment • Financial Management • Work-Life Balance
Research: 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.
Employees • Leaders • Thought Partners • Visionaries
Like Minds >> Common Objectives>> Collaboration
The convening of Black professionals through our forums, networking events and communication channels connects and educates individuals and organizations across a variety of industries. The result - better leaders, candidates, employees, entrepreneurs...and more profitable companies.
Career growth among this group is key, as they also actively seek to mentor the less experienced among their ranks, and strive to be the next generation of change makers.
Recruiting • Employment Opportunities
AAEN's online Diversity Job Board launched in December 2018
This Bay Area employment portal gives recruiters and professionals a common destination to exchange information matching candidate qualifications and job opportunities.
Employers: Post your job listings and or order a banner ad. Gain exposure to over 50,000 Bay Area African Americans.
Talent: Upload your resume, browse the listings and enhance your career opportunities through jobs offered by companies actively seeking to diversify their workforce. Check out our Black Virtual Career Fair. Find your dream job.
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