Bay Area | African American Employee Network (AAEN)

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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.

FREE REGISTRATION  VISIT AAEN WEBSITE

PAST EVENTS

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
San Francisco
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

FREE REGISTRATION VISIT AAEN WEBSITE