The Forum: Conversations at YBCA – Kamala Harris
Initiated by michaelD. Communications in 2011, the African American Employee Network (AAEN) of the Bay Area is a collaborative network of African American employee resource groups and professional organizations from the public, private, public and educational sectors. The organization was developed in direct response to a need expressed by members of the corporate community. AAEN is led by representatives from michaelD. Communications (Michael DeFlorimonte), PG&E (Dela Weeks) and Merrill Lynch (David Spencer).
AAEN objectives are focused in five areas: Career Development • Technology • Financial Management • Mentorship • Work/Life Balance.
AAEN held its launch event, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, on October 18, 2011. Fifteen Bay Area corporations were represented [view photos]. Today, AAEN is in contact with over 40 Bay Area employee resource groups and professional organizations.
AAEN was initially formed as a community for Employee Resource Group leaders. However, soon after inception it became clear that there is a high demand for African American professionals, at all levels, to come together and benefit from shared learning and relationship development.
This convening of professionals connects individuals and organizations across a variety of industries. The result – collaborative opportunities that result in better leaders, prospects, employees, entrepreneurs…and more profitable companies.
We encourage participation from corporate employee resource groups, professional organizations, businesses and individuals.
|Work/Life Balance||Jan 25, 2014||GOLDEN: Music, Art, Culture…and People
AAEN supports the beta launch of one of its key sponsors, theREGISTRYBayArea.com
|Career/Prof Dev||Feb 6, 2014||Black History Month Executive Roundtable||San Francisco|
|Networking||Dec 18, 2013||Black Professionals Holiday Mixer [photos]||San Francisco|
|Career/Prof Dev||Feb 28, 2013||Black History Month Executive Roundtable||Oakland|
|Networking||Dec 14, 2012||Black Professionals Holiday Mixer||San Francisco|
|Work/Life Balance||Sept 22, 2012||An Evening with Judith Jamison||San Francisco|
|Career/Prof Dev||June 21, 2012||An Evening with Van Jones||San Francisco|
|Career/Prof Dev||Apr 18, 2012||An Evening with Kamala Harris||San Francisco|
|Career/Prof Dev||Feb 29, 2012||Black History Month Executive Roundtable||Oakland|
|Networking||Dec 13, 2011||Holiday Mixer||San Francisco|
|Networking||Oct 18, 2011||AAEN Launch [photos]||Oakland|